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Tomorrow's Harvest

Boards of Canada

Tomorrow's Harvest

Influential electronica duo, Scots brothers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, return with their much-anticipated first album in six years

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  1. 10.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    There is joy in these grooves; the attentive care of studio perfectionists, and the warm embrace of an old friend
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  2. 10.0 |   The Scotsman

    It’s immensely satisfying, even for the unconverted
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  3. 10.0 |   Blurt

    Chock-a-block with everything you have ever loved about the Boards over the last 15-some-odd years
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  4. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It’s the duo’s most sinister and fascinating collection of songs, enrapturing the listener with dystopian soundscapes and frustrating arrangements
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  5. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    A perfect reminder of how well these two can bring their unique aesthetic to life through music
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  6. 9.0 |   Spin

    They’ve aged with grace
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  7. 9.0 |   Clash

    Burns as brightly as anything they have accomplished thus far
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  8. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Though demanding repeated listens, Tomorrow’s Harvest distinguishes itself by making intense commitment a welcome task for the summer of 2013
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  9. 9.0 |   All Music

    The consistent excellence of Tomorrow's Harvest is as comforting as a collection of quietly menacing android fever dreams like these could possibly be
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  10. 9.0 |   The 405

    No matter how you listen to it, Tomorrow's Harvest is astonishing
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  11. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Fulfils our bravest expectations
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  12. 8.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Tomorrow’s Harvest finds the duo launching their sound into Lovecraftian orbit
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  13. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    There’s a sense of purpose and forward motion on this record where old tracks had a feeling of circling in place until the tape eroded. If anything, it’s their war album
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  14. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    It’s clear that they still, after all this time and all the imitators, own this world. And it’s nice to hear that they’re still inhabiting it
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  15. 8.2 |   AltSounds

    Its lack of immediacy and warmth make patience a pre-requisite for enjoyment, but those that engage with this VHS sci-fi realm will be rewarded
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  16. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Lie back, put the headphones on and let Boards of Canada take you somewhere
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  17. 8.0 |   Fact

    It’s an album that, in the age of the split-second news cycle, demands to be approached in a measured, thoughtful fashion; an album that lays claim an hour of your time, and actually justifies that claim
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  18. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The size and scale of this collection of tracks is staggering
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  19. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    The sort of album that creeps in through the bathroom window of your consciousness, rather than barging down the front door
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  20. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Their aural magic is as evocative as ever
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  21. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A delightful return
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  22. 8.0 |   DIY

    However dark this album feels it remains notable progress. Boards of Canada have created a fascinating vision
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  23. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A psycho-spiritual stormer
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  24. 8.0 |   Time Out

    Anyone whose mind was readjusted by their magnificent debut ‘Music Has the Right to Children’ will be more than impressed. Everyone else: prepare to be indoctrinated
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  25. 8.0 |   NME

    The granular murk of earlier albums is gone, allowing the band's brilliant melodies and intricately textured sounds to sparkle darkly. Print edition only

  26. 8.0 |   Mojo

    May be seasoned with hints of Eno and Tangerine Dream, but in truth, Boards of Canada are peerless. Print edition only

  27. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    There are plenty of beautiful moments here, the sort of moments which continue to propel BOC well ahead of many of their IDM contemporaries
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  28. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Neither a huge leap forward nor a step back for the pair, it sounds decidedly humble for an album heralded with such fanfare
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  29. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Tomorrow's Harvest may not shout for your attention, but it certainly rewards it
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  30. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The album as a complete piece is a careful balancing act, seventeen distinct ideas explored and extrapolated yet all sewn together into a cohesive story
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  31. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While their latest transmission isn’t the easiest to receive, upon success, it can be the most rewarding piece of science fiction in years
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  32. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    The expertly crafted aesthetic doesn’t fully compensate for its underdeveloped structure
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  33. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Like an intricate artifact found preserved in a glacier, this album is impressive to behold, but cold to the touch
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  34. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Overall, what stands out about Harvest isn't a single track-it's that the entire album seems like a carefully crafted whole
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  35. 7.0 |

    Offers plenty of evidence that their best days may not yet be behind them
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  36. 6.0 |   Q

    What it doesn't offer is much in the way of surprises. Print edition only

  37. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Continues an admirable tradition of tricksy electronic artistry, of avoiding obvious media definition
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  38. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    It's a more than welcome return for the beloved duo, but some way from the glorious second coming that certain fans may have been hoping for
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  39. 6.0 |   The Observer

    There are out-of-fashion breakbeats and arpeggiating synths, redolent of 70s film soundtracks. Crackly transmissions alternate with washes of amniotic analogue sound, all studded with rare vocal samples whose purpose is rarely comfort
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