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Closes Vol. 1

Closes Volume 1
Label(s) Music70
Catalogue No(s) AOMC16
Release date(s) 1992
Format(s) Cassette
Running time(s) 56:22

Closes Vol. 1 is Boards of Canada's third known release. It has been said that the album is "even less imposing" than the band's first known release, Catalog 3.[1]

The album has not been heard by those outside of the band's family and friends. MP3s labeled "Godever" (1:46), "Treeline" (1:12), and "Trillions" (3:31) are not the tracks from Closes Vol. 1; the latter two are definitely not by Boards of Canada.

4 tracks have the title Close1 through Close4. Some track titles have mathematical connotations: Tends Towards (from analysis, limits, etc.), Numerator (fractions), Trillions, 5d (5-dimensional).

It was originally a cassette, but has been repressed on CD in 1997 [2] [3].

In 2014 on PIC's own photography website, under a category called "In Life And In Song" he posted a high-resolution scan of what could be the origin of the cover without the "b.o.c closes vol. 1" marking in the top-right picture which was surely edited before the album's release.

The fact that in the time-stamp present in both the original source and artwork of the album, the year 1997 is present which matches the year in which the album was re-pressed on CD, could mean that the original 1992 cassette release could have a totally different artwork. [4] [5]


  1. "Treeline" – 1:02
  2. "Godever" – 1:51
  3. "True Map" – 5:22
  4. "Close1" – 0:50
  5. "5d" – 5:21
  6. "Focus On The Spiral" – 1:28
  7. "Tends Towards" – 8:48
  8. "Close2" – 1:04
  9. "Eye / Ear" – 6:58
  10. "Helios Sound" – 0:30
  11. "Ithcus Sound" – 0:30
  12. "Found The Way" – 6:06
  13. "Close3" – 0:26
  14. "Numerator (Original)" – 6:31
  15. "Fonec" – 5:42
  16. "Trillions" – 3:19
  17. "Close4" – 0:34


Discography Overview | viewedit
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
General releases (eps/12"s) TwoismHi ScoresAquariusPeel SessionIn a Beautiful Place out in the CountryTrans Canada Highway
Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------
Produced by BoC for Others Here Come the Rubber Cops
Bootleg Releases Unreleased Tracks
Live Sets Warp10The LighthouseAll Tomorrow's PartiesOther live sets
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