Boards Of Canada ‎– Tomorrow's Harvest

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Gemini 2:56
Reach For The Dead 4:47
White Cyclosa 3:13
Jacquard Causeway 6:35
Telepath 1:32
Cold Earth 3:42
Transmisiones Ferox 2:18
Sick Times 4:16
Collapse 2:49
Palace Posy 4:05
Split Your Infinities 4:28
Uritual 1:59
Nothing Is Real 3:52
Sundown 2:16
New Seeds 5:39
Come To Dust 4:07
Semena Mertvykh 3:30

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPLP257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(2xLP, Album) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP257 UK 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records, Music70 WARPCD257 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-382, none Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (CD, Album, Dig) Beat Records, Warp Records, Music70 BRC-382, none Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records, Music70 WARPCD257 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Warp Records none UK 2013
WARPCDD 257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, ALAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 257 UK 2013
WARPCDD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD257 UK 2013
WARPCDD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD257 UK 2013
WARPCDD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Warp Records WARPCDD257 Europe 2013
WARPCDD257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(17xFile, WAV, Album, 24b + 17xFile, FLAC, Album, 1) Warp Records WARPCDD257 2013
WARPLP257 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Warp Records, Music70 WARPLP257 UK 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD257X Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Warp Records, Music70 WARPCD257X UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD257X, WARPCD257 (Misprint) Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(CD, Album, Ltd, M/Print, Art) Warp Records, Music70 WARPCD257X, WARPCD257 (Misprint) US 2013 Sell This Version
none, BRC-382 Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest(CD, Album, Promo, Dig) Warp Records, Music70, Beat Records none, BRC-382 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 8, 2019
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
Nothing is Real might be the best thing they've ever created.
dutchguy000

dutchguy000

June 30, 2019
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257

Like others, this is definitely up there for me in terms of BOC releases. Amazing how this can be the best background music but still makes for a good active listen
RebirthOfTheCool

RebirthOfTheCool

June 12, 2019
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257

Not my favorite BOC record, but this has unbelievable sound! It was listed among "The Best Vinyl LPs to Really Show Off Your Turntable" in this article: https://gearpatrol.com/2019/05/14/best-vinyl-to-play-on-turntable/ so I had to give the vinyl a shot, and it does not disappoint. "It’s rare that a modern synth record will translate onto vinyl as well as this set of retro-electroica from the analog-obsessed Boards of Canada. Every swishy filter sweep, grinding bass tone, and live drum beat is rendered with sculptural realism. You’ll find yourself sitting up straight in the sweet spot and admiring your rig’s bass response and mid-range articulation as these moody, dystopian tracks chronicle our fast-changing world."
Analogassailant

Analogassailant

June 10, 2019
edited 6 months ago
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257

This is a really nice album. It hasn't fatigued at all over the years when it comes up on my playlist. Well done fellas.
handpicked-recordsUK

handpicked-recordsUK

June 8, 2019
edited 6 months ago
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
Listened a few times now waiting for something to happen...which hasn't. I respond viscerally to works of art, if I don't get the feeling I usually don't, I feel this is a lazy dull record, minimal and dark? yes, interesting.no. Got it on vinyl and it sounds very bright and harsh, had to mess with controls which didn't help. Got to the end of side three and did not have the motivation to put on side 4, poorly produced also.
Maybe I need to go back on the drugs cos right now, in my world its a shit record. Anyway I'm happy cos I just sold a Val Doonican single on Cogs for £8.99...whadaya know!!!!
TheNinthPlanet

TheNinthPlanet

November 14, 2018
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
This album really grows on me with every listen, and I must have listened to this a lot more than most albums in the last decade. I think a lot of people who don't get it should give it another spin. It's got a different vibe to some of their earlier albums, maybe darker in some respects but not despairing by any means. This rewards patience.
Mooshrum

Mooshrum

September 23, 2018
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
My favorite album of theirs and my favorite album of all time.
Expansive09

Expansive09

July 4, 2018
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
Dark distopian soundtrack for the inner ear cinema. Seriously nice music not really dance oriented more minimalist minor keyed soundscapes, arpeggios, accented drum beats and nice warbly analog synths thrown in for good measure. I for one love music that isnt over produced or cluttered with too many over-dubs and says nothing. Not the case for Tomorrows Harvest! When listening this comes across almost like a soundtrack for a conspiratorial cold war 1970's era documentary.
IQ_Final

IQ_Final

March 15, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 17xFile, MP3, Album, 320, WARPCDD257
Oh, boy. The way some fans have been anticipating this album, you'd think BoC were God Himself, resurrected and ready to rescue the world from itself on release date. Such was the fervor for any new, official material from the brothers that after they uploaded their new single onto YouTube, their website crashed the same day due to traffic overload. Masterpiece incoming? Well....

I've listened to the whole album several times and I gotta say, for keeping a rather cool head since the announcement for this album's release, I'm not moved much by it. If Mike and Marc were aiming to make a dystopian horror soundtrack, then mission complete. You can practically do the zombie shuffle through it all (and even creepy zombie moans would sound appropriate in "Uritual"), as if hearing their Day of the Dead take on the aptly titled "White Cyclosa" wasn't evidence enough by then. It's almost like the brothers are pulling a BoC on their *own* past; everything that was once alive is now made ghostly, distant, and nostalgic.

A real disappointment is that the breather tracks simply aren't great leaders ("Collapse," "Transmisiones Ferox"), which is shocking when one considers that some fans were looking forward to those the most exactly because they typically lead into their best songs, e.g. "Ready Lets Go" leading into "Music is Math," "Bocuma"'s lead-in to "Roygbiv," "A Moment of Clarity" to "84 Pontiac Dream," the opener for "Everything You Do Is a Balloon", etc. Without a doubt, the biggest lost opportunity of the album is "Split Your Infinities," which opens with such a gorgeous 90 seconds that is so organic and other-worldly you feel buoyant, and then it fizzles out. This could've been the best track of the album, yet the melody fades out nearly as soon as it begins, repetitiously drumming onward for the final three minutes while some garbled & distorted voice makes some noises. What a waste!

As for the good? "Reach For The Dead" sums up the whole intended eco-collapse theme of the record, the Geogaddi-like "Cold Earth" exhibits some somber sonics, and "Sick Times" is a great example of that ethereal place you'll end up in after passing underneath the Coke sign. But the finest track here, "Nothing Is Real," is a wonderful piece of chin-up after all the depressive atmospheres one must slog through to get to it. It is such a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness (and a funny title in hindsight, considering it's the most *tangible* melody of the record) that it helps expose the weakness of Tomorrow's Harvest as a whole: pursuing said eco-collapse theme for an entire record.

In closing, I really do hope that Michael and Marcus find something positive and hopeful for their futures, and that they realize that not everything is as dead as this album impresses so hard. What does it say that fans expect more along the lines of Music Has The Right To Children and not of The Campfire Headphase? Rigid to change? Immune to hope? "I'd rather sadly roam the earth, long-face pointed downward, shuffling towards the inevitable end of our precious ecosystem"? [Shrugs] Who knows. Take my opinion for what it's worth, or don't. But I *do* know one thing: this deathly album's sound is BoC's eco-dirge, their requiem mass for the earth. Contrast this to their previous LP, the most cheerful and enjoyable album of their career that "true" fans loathe so much, and you may ache for relief, too. Having said that, I won't be extending my arm out again to reach for the dead... I'd sooner keep it in the Campfire.
Lorien_

Lorien_

January 28, 2018
referencing Tomorrow's Harvest, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP257
To this day I don't understand all the hype around this album. It just sounds like generic melancholy music....Stuff you might hear in a commercial or some Hollywood movie or some crappy tv show.