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mhtrtc
mhtrtc vs Geogaddi

the comfort factor

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#51 sweepstakes

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

I get the fucking JUICE from this record, and I have been getting it since 1998. Just sit and listen to it. By the time you're halfway through, and Aquarius hits, don't you feel sexy?

This... there's just something about it. Geogaddi had this subdued anger to it and MHTRTC was the weird but cool hippie kid at the party that just got along with everyone. I like Geogaddi too but MHTRTC pumps me up. Probably my favorite summer album ever.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:48 PM

there's that word "Summer" again. wut.

i guess it depends when you first heard it...

but it's totally WInter.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

An album I have to listen to in its entirety. Some of the tracks in isolation just don't seem to work for me somehow.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

In spite of that though, Olson is far and away my favourite BoC track ever.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:02 AM

Interesting to see peoples varying opinions on these albums. MHTR never occurred to me as being even remotely dark. Perhaps in a blissful way it could be.

Kinda cool to see one dude here say MHTR for him must be listened to in it's entirety. While for me, it's more of a collection of random unrelated songs. Usually when I put that album in I skip all over the place to hear specific tracks. Geogaddi to me is the one I have to hear cover to cover.

Can't believe some of you guys are getting your panties in a wad over differing opinions on a fucking music album though.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

Even though it sounds very cobbled together so to speak MHTRTC was my first impression of BOC and will always be my favourite.

I remember first hearing ROYGBIV on that NME sampler CD that also gave me my first impression of GY!BE and my mind was blown.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

Turns out everybody is correct about which album is their favorite or not. Arguing about it is just a waste of everyone's time.

My buddy had a copy of hi scores reserved for him at y&t on release day. I got to play it out that night at paragon. I had only heard 1 of the boc mix-tapes previously. The only track on that I recall was the nursery rhyme track from mask 500.

So hi scores had a pretty big impact on me in terms of my favorite boc.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

telephasic workshop ripped my face off when I first heard it. more than 12 years has passed since then and it still does it to me. one of favorite tracks of all time.

I enjoy both albums immensely but I gotta go with geogaddi as an album. it just feels more like a proper and very focused album. if I were going to a desert island and was only allowed 1 boc cd it would have to be geogaddi.

I think.



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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:34 AM

For what it's worth, I rate Music Has The Right To Children way way above Geogaddi


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

geogaddi

is there no 'poll' option on watmm?

you're just a fucking retard

honestly

you racist fucking cuntwipe


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

lol this forum
i just wish they pinned every cool release of the subforum artists, Oversteps has it :cerious: why not the rest?
don't think a poll is a good idea as it just spreads move bloodshed amongst the superhardcore boc elite

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

this subforum doesn't need a poll, It needs some new music.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

people have just read way too much into it, which has given it this mysterious, cult-like power.


There's this mysterious cult-like power about it, which gives way for deep interpretations.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

I go through phases where I kind of like this album, and then I'll forget about it for a while.

I like MHTRC and Geogaddi, but Campfire Headphase and Hi Scores (minus nlogax) are still my favorites. Hell, I think I like BOC Maxima more. Wish there was a proper release.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

Even though it sounds very cobbled together so to speak MHTRTC was my first impression of BOC and will always be my favourite.

I remember first hearing ROYGBIV on that NME sampler CD that also gave me my first impression of GY!BE and my mind was blown.


Considering the fact that a lot of the songs previously appeared on their Old Tunes private releases, as well as their demo they shopped around before signing to SKAM/WARP, BoC Maxima... but this is probably the case for a lot of bands getting started - take the best stuff they've made prior to getting signed, and then put them all together for their seminal release.

Personally, I think MHTRTC is my favourite as well - despite the fact it was the first BoC I heard outside of a MP3 sent to me of Orange Romeda ages ago... Orange Romeda is what set me off on BoC.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

For sure, Incunabula was pretty much the same.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

people have just read way too much into it, which has given it this mysterious, cult-like power.


There's this mysterious cult-like power about it, which gives way for deep interpretations.


is this more Twoism-talk, again ?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Forget the music, I just want a new album to drop so we can get more new photos of them getting old. I bet Mike's fat.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

Even though it sounds very cobbled together so to speak MHTRTC was my first impression of BOC and will always be my favourite.

I remember first hearing ROYGBIV on that NME sampler CD that also gave me my first impression of GY!BE and my mind was blown.


Considering the fact that a lot of the songs previously appeared on their Old Tunes private releases, as well as their demo they shopped around before signing to SKAM/WARP, BoC Maxima... but this is probably the case for a lot of bands getting started - take the best stuff they've made prior to getting signed, and then put them all together for their seminal release.


someone wise once said that the best thing about first album is that you have your whole life to write it, where for every next one it's only a couple of years each. or something to that effect.

unlss you're boc, then you have another 25 years every 3 albums

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

NEECCRROOOBBUUUMMPPPP.

Is it me or does this:



Sound like BoC's tribute to this:



(or has my brain gone wonky)

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

NEECCRROOOBBUUUMMPPPP.

Is it me or does this:



Sound like BoC's tribute to this:



(or has my brain gone wonky)

You're not the only one. Good find.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:42 PM

Some thoughts:

 

Olson's main wobbly fat synth is one of the most perfectly sublime sounds of all time. 

 

The rising spooky sustained melody in An Eagle in Your Mind @ 3:18, which repeats twice. Feels like the blissful twilight moments right before you fall asleep. Whenever I get a new stereo system, it's one of the first tracks I listen to. The percussion is really multidimensional listened to on quality speakers/headphones.

 

Kaini Industries and Bocuma are two of my favorites of their short tracks.

 

For me one of the underlying emotions of the album that I don't see talked about much is loneliness. Loneliness in the least self-pitying way. 

 

I don't know if they ever topped the percussion production on this album. Well, maybe Geogaddi. 

 

The song I am most tempted to skip when I listen is usually Colour of the Fire. It's not bad, just..I dunno. May be heresy, but I wonder if the track might be better without the Sesame Street sample.

 

Open the Light is another wonder of production. Wish I could have whatever the bass synth sound is.

 

If you were trying to get a newcomer into the band, is there anything better than ROYGBIV? I don't think so.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Arguably one of the most important electronic albums (or dare I say album of any genre) of the 20th century.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:23 AM

Oh it's definitely up there! I remember the first time hearing it: I was lent the CD by a friend that I'd had a brief falling out with, and when I stuck it on was determined to hate it to spite him (not sure why that was the thought process!). Within the space of three tracks I had tears in my eyes from how beautiful it was, until that point I'd never heard anything like this sound before. Like it sounded both simultaneously completely up to date and also a complete throwback to my childhood memory of music from 80s TV shows

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:23 PM

telephasic workshop ripped my face off when I first heard it. more than 12 years has passed since then and it still does it to me. one of favorite tracks of all time.

 

This