22 Apr, 2013

Pitchfork: Boards of Canada Released a Mysterious 12″ on Record Store Day

Originally posted at Pitchfork.

“While people were lined up around the block at record stores across the country, at least one lucky person got their hands on a very surprising release: A 12″ featuring a snippet of music from Boards of Canada. We’ve confirmed that it was a legit Warp release. One Reddit user, @ImNoPandaBear, posted that they’d found a copy at Other Music in New York and reported that it featured 20 seconds of music (via 2020k). They uploaded a video of the snippet to YouTube–check that out below.

The cover of the 12″ features this text: “—— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / ——”. This led Reddit users to speculate that this was one of six releases which, when combined, would solve some sort of puzzle (or complete the sound clip– the snippet is bookended by empty space). The snippet from the release in the video below features the numbers “9-3-6-5-5-7″ recited in a robotic voice.

Last year, Warp representatives said that Boards of Canada were working on new material, but there was no word as to when it would officially surface.

Check back at Pitchfork for more information as it surfaces.”

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