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3 hours ago, beer badger said:

So just like when Richard had retired and had given up the music business, pre Syro? 

Hah I never took that hook, line and sinker. That was like trying to catch a wise salmon on a stale dog biscuit!

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Well, there were other reasons behind the long gap between The Tuss releases and SYRO (or from DrukQs to SYRO if you are talking strictly Aphex Twin releases)...

3 hours ago, apriorion said:

I'm surprised, Joyrex, that you are so confident that they're done. On BOC timescales, their Warp 30 NTS mix was relatively recent. From the point of view of their output or public statements, etc., that was basically yesterday. I just don't see any reason for pessimism, unless you know something about this that we don't. 

On the other hand, I'm just not so sure I care. Maybe I've talked myself into thinking about the prospect of new releases from them as highly unlikely, just so I'll be pleasantly surprised, as you say. I remember when this switch flipped for me: after all the months (years?) of the "black box" debacle, the mushroom cloud image on Warp's website, and so on, I just said "fuck it" and stopped caring if they released anything else. And then they did, and it was great, but it's time to stop obsessing over someone else's work and time to get back to my own shit, ya know? So to that extent, I agree with the mindset you're advocating. I'm only just surprised that you're saying things so definitively, especially given your prominence and influence in the fan community. That's all. 

But the BOC NTS mix wasn't a release, was it? I don't recall being able to buy it anywhere in any format... 

For the record, I am not privy to anything that would lead me to knowing whether they've retired or not - it's just my opinion, and partially a guess, hopefully incorrect!

That being said, we're only 7 years in since Tomorrow's Harvest, so technically they've got two more years before what @mdg said about wanting less of a time period between releases being factually incorrect - but hey - things and times change, and at the end of the day it is 100% BOC's perogerative to release something or not. They don't owe anyone anything when it comes to when and if they release any more music.

It may be that BOC are taking their time with whatever they plan to release next, and when they are ready to release it (if they release it), it may be far longer than any previous gap.

2 hours ago, zero said:

Joyrex is contractually obligated to drop false flags about anything BoC related as he's on the Warp payroll. I thought this was covered in the rules everyone is supposed to read?

Could you please contact WARP payroll and kindly remind them I haven't gotten paid in about 18 years? :dadjoke: For the record, they have never compensated me for running this site or doing anything for them other than being very generous with info in the past, and the occasional white label or demo release.

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I think the other artists (I'm looking at you Autechre) spoil us fans with so many releases, official and otherwise, so frequently that we become slightly entitled when viewing BOC, forgetting they work on a different timescale with their musical projects than most others do.

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Can we please pin all posts that reflect Joyrex' opinion?

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No major disagreements here. I just want to point out that, with their contribution to the NTS Warp 30 celebration almost a year ago (WTF!!! a year already?!), BOC haven't left the music world. That's all. As you said, they have their own geologic timescale, like from the point of view of Sagan's cosmic calendar, it's all recent enough. 

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1 hour ago, apriorion said:

No major disagreements here. I just want to point out that, with their contribution to the NTS Warp 30 celebration almost a year ago (WTF!!! a year already?!), BOC haven't left the music world. That's all. As you said, they have their own geologic timescale, like from the point of view of Sagan's cosmic calendar, it's all recent enough. 

Oh my God it has actually almost been a year

 

Fuck

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Have the feeling this is farewell from this thread for another few years. Maybe speak again in 2023?

I guess it was fun for a few days, just a brief spark of energy before being consumed by the only other source of BOC energy that is the dull, boring primordial soup of twoism

Bye 

 

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On 4/21/2020 at 11:23 PM, apriorion said:

No major disagreements here. I just want to point out that, with their contribution to the NTS Warp 30 celebration almost a year ago (WTF!!! a year already?!), BOC haven't left the music world. That's all. As you said, they have their own geologic timescale, like from the point of view of Sagan's cosmic calendar, it's all recent enough. 

Yeah. If they would have already left the industry, they wouldn't have taken part in this NTS thing under their BOC name. They put something out in public under their name, even if it was a mix. That simply says BOC is still a thing and not defunct, imo.

What is notable however, is that there wasn't any unreleased BOC part of that set. Suggests there wasn't anything to put out in the public at that point in time. Which is a rather depressing thought, imo. At least, I can't remember any unreleased stuff. Could be my memory.

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3 hours ago, goDel said:

Yeah. If they would have already left the industry, they wouldn't have taken part in this NTS thing under their BOC name. They put something out in public under their name, even if it was a mix. That simply says BOC is still a thing and not defunct, imo.

What is notable however, is that there wasn't any unreleased BOC part of that set. Suggests there wasn't anything to put out in the public at that point in time. Which is a rather depressing thought, imo. At least, I can't remember any unreleased stuff. Could be my memory.

Or, none of their stuff they felt was suitable for that mix - I really think it was their favourite songs and things that interested them, which if you think about it, a weird way to celebrate a record label's 30th anniversary (especially since none of the music in the mix was on WARP :cerious:)

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^ Warp was probably so happy to get them to do ANYTHING musically that they didn't care what it was. 

I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere here, but aren't they still under contract with warp to release another album?

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The BoC bros a balancing a spreadsheet for a multinational conglomerate in between telling their wives what color drapes they prefer for the sunroom and you guys are all up in here asking for a new album like it's 2009 or something. 

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Maybe they spent the last seven years studying law and trying to get all the Old Tunes samples cleared.

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Workshy fops

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On 4/22/2020 at 12:56 AM, thumbass said:
On 4/21/2020 at 11:23 PM, apriorion said:

No major disagreements here. I just want to point out that, with their contribution to the NTS Warp 30 celebration almost a year ago (WTF!!! a year already?!), BOC haven't left the music world. That's all. As you said, they have their own geologic timescale, like from the point of view of Sagan's cosmic calendar, it's all recent enough. 

Oh my God it has actually almost been a year

 

Fuck

4real, this does NOT feel like a year ago already

 

19 hours ago, Joyrex said:
22 hours ago, goDel said:

Yeah. If they would have already left the industry, they wouldn't have taken part in this NTS thing under their BOC name. They put something out in public under their name, even if it was a mix. That simply says BOC is still a thing and not defunct, imo.

What is notable however, is that there wasn't any unreleased BOC part of that set. Suggests there wasn't anything to put out in the public at that point in time. Which is a rather depressing thought, imo. At least, I can't remember any unreleased stuff. Could be my memory.

Or, none of their stuff they felt was suitable for that mix - I really think it was their favourite songs and things that interested them, which if you think about it, a weird way to celebrate a weirdway to celebrate a record label's 30th anniversary (especially since none of the music in the mix was on WARP :cerious:)

Imho the Societas X thing was a way for them to say "Look at all of this music yall are missing out on, go find more while we do our stuff" kinda idk 

I do know I found alot of cool music off it :)

 

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BoC tunes or not that Societas X mix is legendary and one of the best things I heard last year. I still have it on regular rotation, there are so many legit gems on there. 

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I do think one day they will bestow their fans with plenty of treasure

If they are such the down to Earth couple of lads people say they are, and in all interviews they actually do come across as such, then patience will be a virtue

Most difficult artists give a little ground after a few decades ?

 

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On 4/25/2020 at 12:33 PM, beer badger said:

I do think one day they will bestow their fans with plenty of treasure

If they are such the down to Earth couple of lads people say they are, and in all interviews they actually do come across as such, then patience will be a virtue

Most difficult artists give a little ground after a few decades ?

 

This is true - who would have thought Richard would have bestowed hundreds of tracks upon his fans? Autechre talking with fans in a forum for a week solid? At this point, anything can happen.

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let's all chill about when BoC is releasing a new album and focus on why plaid's scintilli/polymer eps aren't out yet

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Man, that Autechre AMA was a lyrical miracle. 

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transmit at least a weird exclusive vinyl single

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boc will stop at six albums because hexagons.

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Maybe something was planned for this year but postponed due to covid-19 situation ? Don't know maybe not the best moment to release a long awaited album ?

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Go over to twoism and check out the New Album Speculation thread (or whatever its called)

There is a little bit of gold on their atm.

A few dudes have made the connection that the last mdg post was a week before David Bowie died, and if you remember that Bowie did mention he was listening to BOC before Blackstar surfaced (I can't remember the full details but I do remember that). So a few of them think Bowie was either mdg himself (dead David = no new posts) or he was at least a Hexagon Sun member.

Hahah I love it! Excellent work twoism ?

 

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lol twoism

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Posted (edited)

I'd like to tell them myself but I'm banned

(When Nanny State 'please play nicely' Mexicola was made a mod I knew my time was running out) 

The Wolf Badger was never going to last long in such an environment. It was like a soft and slippery mudskipper being placed in the middle of the Gobi Desert, 300 miles from the nearest well or oasis. And there's only so much skipping a mudskipper can do before getting thirsty!

Certain death was approaching fast!

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As I whimper about no new BOC....

Do you think its possible please to tuck me into bed Mr and Mr Sandison and read me a bedtime story? While I have a cup of Skippers Scout hot chocolate? 

Oh thank you so very much, you are so very kind

 

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