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Yes I’m aware similar threads have been started and exist. I felt like starting a new one since it’s been a while and times are tough lately so lay off! Jk

What’s your current favorite all time BoC track? It’s allowed to change from time to time hence the new thread. In the past I’ve always had a hard time not saying 5-9-78. Honestly, and I know the album it’s on is divisive, I think Tears From The Compound Eye might be the most beautiful piece they've ever done and right now it’s the track I need. It’s psychedelic, comforting, serene, and nostalgic all at the same time. 
 

The times feel literally like Tomorrows Harvest but I could honestly use another TCH-esque album right now. 
 

Thanks, I know things will all be ok but also never the same again. Watmm has always been a nice refuge for me. Just all about the tunes. 
 

 

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Nlogax. It's always no.1 for me

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^[2] tbh. That one is always a banger

Or one of the Old Tunes-era tracks. I love the albums but I'm currently more into their Pre-MHTRTC stuff.

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If we must do this again then....sixtyten/telephasic workshop 

 

 

 

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Well if I can pick two then

Peacock tail/happy cycling 

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I haven't seen a similar thread, so cheers for making it, the timing does seem appropriate.

I just had a quick browse amongst my favorites.. their tracks that have a sort of floating drone and subtly building tension really get me. So on that note:

Right now I'll go with Whitewater. A simultaneously epic and peaceful track.

Spoiler

Runners up: xyz, Dawn chorus, Carcan

 

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Whitewater is up there for me.

Also Chinook, XYZ, Zander Two, Under the Coke Sign, Tears from the Compound Eye. Probably some others.

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You could feel the sky

1969

Sixtyten

Rue the whirl

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You're all wrong. It's Turquoise Hexagon Sun. Not even a point of discussion. duh

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kid for today

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XYZ, left side drive, music is math, satellite anthem icarus, aquarius, in a beautiful place out in the country, there's too many really. Listening to them a lot since a week or two, perfect soundtrack for driving in the lush french jura nature with no one around...

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Julie and Candy and Telephasic Workshop and Oscar See Through Red Eye. Never gotten tired of any of them.  

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Man, all great picks. Whitewater, Telephasic Workshop, and In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country are all top tier contenders for me. Just feelin compound eye so much right now, the organ is just too good. 
 

keep ‘em coming! Be well, everyone

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3 hours ago, Mesh Gear Fox said:

telephasic is probably the dopest.

slow this bird down is pretty underrated

can't pick a fav, sorry. happy cycling?

I’ve always thought Slow This Bird Down is one of their most underrated tracks.

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The true version without the backwards talking

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15 hours ago, Enthusiast said:

Nlogax. It's always no.1 for me

Yeah Nlogax or Aquarius for me

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in a beautiful place out in the country

or turquoise hexagon sun(thats the tune that got me interested)

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Telephasic Workshop, or Music is Math 

high runner-ups are Alpha and Omega, and Whitewater 

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Oh yeah a couple more

- Remix of Beck's "Broken Drum". It's fucking devastating though so I only listen to it on certain occasions. Last time I did was the week after my grandfather died. Before that was when I thought my wife and I were gonna get divorced about 9 years ago.
- Spiro, which I actually just heard for the first time a couple months ago. Way more lighthearted but it's got that dreamy hypnotic thing BoC does so well.
- Orange Romeda. I actually think this is a pretty boring track overall, but there's something really special and excellent and crisp about the textures. Something about BoC in particular, and especially this era, reminds me how powerful and inspiring samplers are as instruments, how you can weave all these disparate elements together from different times and spaces but fine-tune their colors to fit just right. It seems like a pretty trite idea in the post-Ableton era but when I hear those textures, the idea somehow seems fresh.
- That lo-fi loop that was on their website with this simple flutey arpeggio that plays in one key, then they just play the same sample again in another key. It's so simple but it sounds creepy as fuck like it's coming from another dimension. It's that vibe that the 80s throwback sci-fi/horror trend was shooting for but they fucking nailed it in like an 11kHz sample embedded in some Flash animation.

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It's been Corsair / Sundown for a while here.

A bit surprised to see Telephasic Workshop come up so often in your replies... need to re-listen I guess.

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On 3/21/2020 at 11:07 AM, thumbass said:

You could feel the sky

1969

Sixtyten

Rue the whirl

+New Seeds

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3 hours ago, manmower said:

It's been Corsair / Sundown for a while here.

A bit surprised to see Telephasic Workshop come up so often in your replies... need to re-listen I guess.

Yeah Spotify keeps trying to throw this on and I skip it every time. I only ever want to hear this within the flow of MHTRTC

Corsair is fucking amazing, great choice

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