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''[[Catalog 3]]'' is [[Boards of Canada]]'s earliest known release. The use of the name ''[[Catalog 3]]'' could imply the existence of two prior releases (which would be given catalog numbers 1 and 2) on the band's [[music70]] label, although record labels do not always assign catalog numbers sequentially.
 
''[[Catalog 3]]'' is [[Boards of Canada]]'s earliest known release. The use of the name ''[[Catalog 3]]'' could imply the existence of two prior releases (which would be given catalog numbers 1 and 2) on the band's [[music70]] label, although record labels do not always assign catalog numbers sequentially.
 
''[[Catalog 3]]'' has been described as having "three lengthy tracks of rather uneventful ambient electronica ("[[Line Two]]", "[[Breach Tones]]", "[[Visual Drone 12]]") and two shorter tracks." The same source felt that "their mellow, disjointed electronica was not particularly revolutionary."<ref>http://www.scaruffi.com/vol6/boardsof.html#boc</ref>
 
  
 
It was originally a cassette, but was repressed on CD in 1997 <ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010619002459/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/discog_catalog3.html</ref> <ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010606220519/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/records.html</ref>.
 
It was originally a cassette, but was repressed on CD in 1997 <ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010619002459/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/discog_catalog3.html</ref> <ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010606220519/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/records.html</ref>.

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Catalog 3
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Label(s) Music70
Catalogue No(s) CANC19
Release date(s) 1987
Format(s) Cassette
CD
Running time(s) 56:36


Catalog 3 is Boards of Canada's earliest known release. The use of the name Catalog 3 could imply the existence of two prior releases (which would be given catalog numbers 1 and 2) on the band's music70 label, although record labels do not always assign catalog numbers sequentially.

It was originally a cassette, but was repressed on CD in 1997 [1] [2].

The album has not been heard by those outside of the band's friends and family.

The albums cover contains morse code, which when decodes reads "DECODE MORSE".

Tracks

  1. "Line Two" – 10:42
  2. "Drone 18" – 6:40
  3. "Drone 2" – 5:55
  4. "Breach Tones" – 8:13
  5. "Visual Drone 12" – 13:21
  6. "Stowed Under" – 4:15
  7. "Powerline" – 2:22
  8. "Press" – 5:08

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20010619002459/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/discog_catalog3.html
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20010606220519/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/records.html
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Rare/Early releases Catalog 3Acid MemoriesCloses Vol. 1Play by NumbersHooper BayBoC MaximaOld Tunes Vol. 1Old Tunes Vol. 2Random 35 Tracks TapeGeogaddi (test pressing)
General releases (albums) Music Has the Right to ChildrenGeogaddiThe Campfire HeadphaseTomorrow's Harvest
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Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------
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