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The New Seeds/ Come to dust combo is perfect

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1 hour ago, markedone said:

Just did a quick interview check, and they explicitly call the album like a soundtrack in almost every one of them.  So imo.. the album is 'successful' in the goals it set out with

The interviews are catalogued here for further reading: https://bocpages.org/wiki/Interviews#Tomorrow.27s_Harvest_era

Mike: If we’re talking about contemporary composers there are too many to mention really. I’d say maybe Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek. Also Mark Isham, Thomas Newman, Clint Mansell

Sandison: "There are quite a few influences on this record. Carpenter is kind of an easy reference point for most people though I'd say the main ones would be Fabio Frizzi, John Harrison and Mark Isham. We're very much into grim 70s and 80s movie soundtracks so there are maybe nods to composers such as Stefano Mainetti, Riz Ortolani, Paul Giovanni, Wendy Carlos, even Michael Nyman

Sandison: "For example, I guess the timing of the whole intro section to the album, the neutral tension in the high strings hanging right at the start of the record, or that short glimmer of hope that takes over in New Seeds near the end of the track. Those things hopefully imply a visual element. Some tracks deliberately finish earlier than you want them to, like actual cues in older soundtracks where they've been ripped out of much longer original masters that nobody ever gets to hear.

MS:. Actually, we decided early on that we wanted to give it a soundtrack feel, but to make this type of album is a real challenge without it sounding too cheesy. So when we started working, we listened to a lot of soundtracks, including some from the 80s, by focusing on specific issues, studying the practices in terms of layout and timing. The ideas we learned gave us a framework, a structure to expand upon. We knew exactly how it should begin and how it would end.

sweet! will be checking in to some of those composers, i've heard of a couple but i'm very ignorant of soundtrack type stuff

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Split Your Infinities is interesting, I don't see too many people mention that one. I've never noticed one of the interlude tracks when they play and I've played this album front to back many times. 

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Split your infinities is a spectacular tune 

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Yep, my fave track on TH

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On 9/6/2019 at 5:28 PM, auxien said:

sweet! will be checking in to some of those composers, i've heard of a couple but i'm very ignorant of soundtrack type stuff

their Societas mix is a good insight on the library music, sound track, and new age-y music they draw from

there's a fairly niche but consistent scene of people doing horror OST italo-disco and arpeggio heavy darkwave stuff akin john carpenter. I put out a couple tapes by Ryan Harris that were very much in that vein. VHS head and phonoghosts hit on this sound a lot. more direct in terms of influence are artists like umberto, gatekeeper, zombi, older xander harris, stuff like this 

 

the broader new age / ambient / space music / soundtrack music / etc. they harken in terms of genres overlapped a lot back then, def check out labels reissuing or digitizing that stuff - sounds of the dawn, ultravillage, numero group, light in the attic, leaving records, etc

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First listened to Reach for the Dead on its day of release on shared headphones with my best pal in a tent in north Wales while it absolutely pissed down. Loved it then, love the album even more now. It took me a minute at the time, but now I think this is the best BoC release. So glad they changed their sound and we got something fresh, as bleak as it can be at times. Also glad to see its seemingly getting more love round these parts after all these years. As thumbass said, New Seeds/Come to Dust is a duo for the electronica ages.

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Split your infinities is unreal. Prob my fave off that album, glad to see others love it. 

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Will be crossing the Nullarbor Plain tomorrow. Time to reach for the BOC and play this little ripper!

 

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Jacquard Causeway is the most powerful moment on the LP for me. Early on Palace Posy took that spot and Jacquard was the odd one out. Split Your Infinities is up there as well. Cold Earth is the most 'fan service'y track BoC have released :p

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