Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
After a magnificently cryptic pre-release teaser, the legendary Boards of Canada emerged from who-knew-where to bestow their fourth album upon us. In my opinion it very much does not disappoint; in fact it might well be my favourite of their albums (that’s high praise, by the way!). The post-apocalyptic theme is almost cliche for them but they don’t half pull it off well, with a horror-movie-soundtrack-inspired ambience. What makes it so successful, for me, is that the feeling of creeping dread is masterfully maintained throughout, even through some surprisingly immediate tracks, such as New Seeds, part of the album’s strong finish.