Sunday, June 09, 2013

Stark, savage, and minimalist

The leaked version of Boards of Canada's Tomorrow's Harvest feels very much like a stark and at times almost savagely minimalist take on Daft Punk's recent Random Access Memories. It's like they both share the same genome, but where Random Access was brought up in a warm and loving household, raised by nurturing bon vivants, the equally intelligent Harvest grew up lonely and alone in the deserts of the Southwest, reading Edward Abbey and other nature mystics, and spending a lot of time filling up the barren spaces around him with the creations of his imagination.

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