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Boards of Canada: “Nothing Is Real” (Tomorrow’s Harvest, Warp 2013)

I never gave this album a proper write-up here because I figured every other blog and media outlet was already buzzing with excitement over it, but the latest Boards of Canada remains one of my favorites of the year. It’s so undeniably BoC (to the extent that at a house party recently when a track came on in a mix, someone immediately asked, “Is this Boards of Canada?” not having heard the new one yet otherwise) and yet it sounds new and fresh and like they are continuing to take their sound to new places, not without a feeling of déjà vu…