Space Music: BoC's Tomorrow's Harvest


(Warp Records)

Well, the wait is over and the latest album from Scottish electronic artists Boards of Canada is finally here.

"Tomorrow's Harvest" is the first album from brothers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin since 2006, so expectations were running pretty high on this one. Would they provide us another satisfying dose of their familiar, nostalgia-laden sound or try something new? Would they jump the shark or soar to new heights?

I'm not going to bust out a full-blown album review here, but suffice to say that "Tomorrow's Harvest" delivers the same level of soul-softening, time-transient psychoambience we've come to expect -- and with an added dusting of post-apocalyptic, VHS-era synth. So needless to say I love it.

The album comes out tomorrow most places, but you can go ahead and buy it directly from Warp right here.

And while you're digging on BoC, be sure to check out the Solid Steel mix from Peter Serafinowicz. While Peter's best known as the voice of Darth Maul and one of the men behind the brilliant TV series "Look Around You," he's also quite the IDM aficionado.

So here's his Boards of Canada inspired mix. It's quite nice.

So there you have it. If you're already a BOC fan, then this is quite the week for you. And if you've never heard of Michael and Eoin before, well, fantastic discoveries await you.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.