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Post Boards of Canada strange "treasure hunt" for a new album??
Hi there

So for those who are into the electronic duo "Board of Canada" - who haven't released an album in 8 years - they are creating some sort of world wide musical treasure hunt!!

They have released six individual 12" vinyls all over the world (like willy wonka golden tickets), and there is a coded message on each of them. Apparently when you put all 6 pieces of the code together it reveals something... what it is going to say nobody knows... but the general consensus is that it indicates a new album release! very exciting, and a bloody marvelous idea!

Only one of the vinyls has been found so far, in new york, and posted about it on reddit. It has 20 seconds of audio and a voice saying 6 numbers. Check it out here http://stereogum.com/1327742/boards-of- ... -day/news/

Just thought this was a very cool idea! Could be a while before all 6 records are found, but the prospect of more BoC is exciting none the less :)


Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:00 pm
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Post Re: Boards of Canada strange "treasure hunt" for a new album
Actually, there is nothing pointing towards there being 6 vinyl records. So far two have been found, but they both have the same cover art "code" and I think the same audio too. There have been a number of other clues released and eluded to by the band. You can read more about it here: http://www.factmag.com/2013/04/26/next- ... ic+and+art)

All in all, 5 of the 6 "codes" have been figured out, with 4 of them placed correctly into their respective pieces of the puzzle. The last code (as part of an NPR announcement) is the only one remaining out of place. There is still one code to be determined, and then of course, the final message to be deciphered.

—— / 628315 / 717228 / 936557 / —— / 519225
...and 699742

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Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:08 pm
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Having gotten that out of the way, I'd have to say I'm quite looking forward to the new album (for which a June release has been eluded to).

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Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:09 pm
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aha! oh wow thanks for the link! i'm way behind and have only found little bits of info here and there :P Very interested to see how this develops! and of course any new album :)


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