You half expect to hear Ivor Cutler's voice over the bagpipe-like drone at the beginning of this track; instead, in come the beats, followed by some arpeggiated chillwave synth.
"Reach for the Dead" is a contemporary listen but in a retro way: a yearning for the past has always been at the core of BoCs music, but here their reminiscence appears to ape contemporary bands like Chromatics - who are themselves nostalgic.
So who is copying who? Whose record is the more forward looking by being the more backward looking? I'm even confusing myself here...
Anyway this is very good - the most entertaining thing I've heard from the Boards since Music Has The Right To Children [New Version
] - after which they have largely been treading water in my opinion.
Bodes well for the new LP Tomorrow's Harvest