If you’re a fan of Boards of Canada and have been awaiting a new album as anxiously as every other super fan boy (me included) then you’ve likely seen all the internet non-sense going on that started with a secret insanely limited BOC Record Store Day release (⬇⬇⬇).
Basically @Imnopandabear from New York City, known as Lilcakey on Reddit found and purchased the above record from Other Music in NYC. It’s one sided with only 20 second of audio playing some clearly BOC snyths with a robotic voice speaking the number 9-3-6-5-5-7. A video of the record playing can be seen here.
The going theory is that this is one of 6 nearly identical records, each with a different number that corresponds to the six groups of six unknown numbers found on the record sleeve. When all the records and numbers are found, we put them together to make some kind of code and possibly the most elaborate promotion for a highly anticipated new record ever.
There have also been more clues turning up in BOC videos recently edited, with the Julie and Candy (⬆⬆⬆) showing the ———/———/———/———/———/———/ followed by ONE GOT FAT @ 4:19.
That was apparently a clue to the following video (⬇⬇⬇) for Everything You Do Is A Balloon which samples vintage footage from “One Got Fat,” a 1963 bicycle safety movie.
The last trinkets yet to surface come from the the official Hell Interface Youtube channel (which is the name Boards went under before they were Boards of Canada) where they posted this three second video, which links to this video that plays a new 44 second sample. Again with the numbers: 717228. That 3 second seemingly blank video also contains hidden stills from Little House On The Prairie, Episode 68, “Times of Change,” aired Sept 19 1977. If you scrolled over timeline you’d see clips of it, but Boards of Canada (unofficial) IRC grabbed all the stills and posted a jpg for ease of view (⬇⬇⬇).
So basically BOC are laughing their asses off while their fans look for secret codes everywhere, which will likely all amount in a new record or absolutely nothing at all.
If you’d like to follow the mayhem to the minute, looks like 2020k is the official place to do it.Source: 2020k.wordpress.com