It seems that new music could be a possibility for fans of Boards Of Canada, with the reclusive Scottish brothers releasing a two-hour mix of music over the weekend.
Ask any fan about Boards Of Canada, and they’ll agree that the group’s output is nowhere near as prolific as it should be. From their mysterious early releases, to their decision to shy away from the public eye, the musicians have always been something of an enigma in the world of music.
Despite composing some of the best albums of the last few decades (Music Has The Right To Children is easily one of their finest moments), the last 13 years have seen approximately one album and one EP being released by the duo.
While 2013’s Tomorrow’s Harvest was prefaced by a huge amount of hype, the pair have continued to be as reclusive as ever, not delivering any news about fresh tunes and refusing to take to the live stage for the first time since 2001.
However, it appears that new music could finally be on the way, with a two-hour mix of music premiering over the weekend.
Check out the Societas x Tape by Boards Of Canada:
On Sunday, we noted how Death Grips took part in the 30th anniversary celebrations of Warp Records, delivering a 30-minute sound collage for fans to enjoy.
This same event happened to feature an encore presentation of a 1999 performance from Boards Of Canada, while also promising the Scottish duo’s first “public outing” since 2013.
While some fans wondered what such an event could mean, fans found out when they were treated with Societas x Tape, an enigmatic two-hour mix that has fans wondering what they’re listening to.
A mesmerising collection of songs by artists like Jasper Van’t Hof, George Duke, and even Sydney outfit Severed Heads, these tunes are interspersed by ambient sections and what fans claim to be a few new compositions by Boards Of Canada themselves.
As for what it is we actually listened to, well, fans aren’t too sure what to call it. While its name indicates we’re listening to something of a mixtape, some have begun calling it a DJ mix or a soundscape.
We’re not too sure, but maybe this means that we might hear some isolated versions of these new Boards Of Canada songs before too long.