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*This track was used in the "[[Videos#Tomorrow.27s_Harvest|Tomorrow's Harvest Transmission]]" video which was accessible by inputting the 6 6-digit numbers on the [[cosecha-transmisiones.com]] website. <ref>{{#widget:YouTube|id=e2lyYEUPat8}}</ref>
 
*This track was used in the "[[Videos#Tomorrow.27s_Harvest|Tomorrow's Harvest Transmission]]" video which was accessible by inputting the 6 6-digit numbers on the [[cosecha-transmisiones.com]] website. <ref>{{#widget:YouTube|id=e2lyYEUPat8}}</ref>
  
* Playing up this recording's "cinematic" angle, and following the telepath's instructions to try listening "up and down," I reversed the order of the Tomorrow's Harvest track listing in my player: Try starting with Semena Mertvykh and ending with Gemini. Further evidence to support doing this is the version of Semena Mertvykh in the Cosecha Transmisiones teaser/herald's soundtrack, the remarkable overlay of the Reach For The Dead video forward & in reverse (see http://vimeo.com/66983696), as well as the performers' comments regarding the palindromic nature of Tomorrow's Harvest. I realize how subjective this sounds, but listening to the tracks in this order I get the impression that the more upbeat second half (that is, in the released order) is actually a sequence of cautiously optimistic vs. antagonistic/opposing vignettes, possibly ending in tragedy. In this order, Gemini might be a kind of post-credits epilogue that hints at the protagonist's failure. (e.g., Last Rights Of Spring/"Twin gods of death at the end of the tunnel" at http://www.brainwashed.com/common/htdocs/discog/loci1.php?site=coil08, Samuel Beckett's Ghost Trio at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Trio_(play), & Virgil's The Aeneid Book VII at http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidVII.htm#_Toc3086157)
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* Playing up this recording's "cinematic" angle, and following the telepath's instructions to try listening "up and down," I reversed the order of the Tomorrow's Harvest track listing in my player: Try starting with Semena Mertvykh and ending with Gemini.
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**Further evidence to support doing this is the version of Semena Mertvykh in the Cosecha Transmisiones teaser/herald's soundtrack, the remarkable overlay of the Reach For The Dead video forward & in reverse (see http://vimeo.com/66983696), as well as the performers' comments regarding the palindromic nature of Tomorrow's Harvest.
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**Many reviews & comments note that in the as-released/unreversed track order, the second half of Tomorrow's Harvest is relatively upbeat. But listening to the tracks in this reversed order seems to break down that distinction.
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**My own impression is of a sequence of optimistic vs. antagonistic/opposing vignettes, ending with Gemini as a kind of post-credits epilogue that hints at the protagonist's failure. (e.g., Last Rights Of Spring/"Twin gods of death at the end of the tunnel" at http://www.brainwashed.com/common/htdocs/discog/loci1.php?site=coil08, Samuel Beckett's Ghost Trio at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Trio_(play), & Virgil's The Aeneid Book VII at http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidVII.htm#_Toc3086157)
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**Then again, that opening Gemini fanfare just doesn't seem to fit with this point of view
  
 
== Samples / Lyrics ==
 
== Samples / Lyrics ==

Revision as of 19:41, 16 June 2013

Semena Mertvykh
Running time 3:30
Appears on Tomorrow's Harvest



Comments

  • Joe Clay: "All I wrote for this one was: "Drone. Heavy. Aeroplane over my house." And I'm afraid I can't really remember what it sounded like. I can tell you that the title translates as "Seeds of the Dead" in Russian." [1]
  • Playing up this recording's "cinematic" angle, and following the telepath's instructions to try listening "up and down," I reversed the order of the Tomorrow's Harvest track listing in my player: Try starting with Semena Mertvykh and ending with Gemini.
    • Further evidence to support doing this is the version of Semena Mertvykh in the Cosecha Transmisiones teaser/herald's soundtrack, the remarkable overlay of the Reach For The Dead video forward & in reverse (see http://vimeo.com/66983696), as well as the performers' comments regarding the palindromic nature of Tomorrow's Harvest.
    • Many reviews & comments note that in the as-released/unreversed track order, the second half of Tomorrow's Harvest is relatively upbeat. But listening to the tracks in this reversed order seems to break down that distinction.
    • My own impression is of a sequence of optimistic vs. antagonistic/opposing vignettes, ending with Gemini as a kind of post-credits epilogue that hints at the protagonist's failure. (e.g., Last Rights Of Spring/"Twin gods of death at the end of the tunnel" at http://www.brainwashed.com/common/htdocs/discog/loci1.php?site=coil08, Samuel Beckett's Ghost Trio at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Trio_(play), & Virgil's The Aeneid Book VII at http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidVII.htm#_Toc3086157)
    • Then again, that opening Gemini fanfare just doesn't seem to fit with this point of view

Samples / Lyrics

Trivia

  • Semena Mertvykh (Семена Мертвых) is Russian for "Seeds of the Dead". [3]

Videos

  • Fan Video by twoism forum member "franton"

External links

References

  1. http://thequietus.com/articles/12364-boards-of-canada-tomorrows-harvest-review
  2. http://translate.google.com/#ru/en/%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B0%20%D0%9C%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B2%D1%8B%D1%85


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