Hooper Bay is the name of Boards of Canada's fifth known release. Hooper Bay introduced the use of children's voices (see Jockey Slut interview), a technique which would remain a staple of the band's style through the release of Geogaddi. It has been said that the three longest tracks on the EP mark the beginning of the band's "mature phase".
Hooper Bay is also Alaskan village, a Cup'ik Eskimo settlement; the native name is Naparagamiut, but the name "hooper bay" came from a Post Office with that name established in the area.
Of the EP's five tracks, only a 35-second excerpt of Circle (posted on the EHX website in the late 1990s) has been heard by those outside of the band's friends and family. A set of MP3s labeled Hooper Bay but with significantly shorter track times than the actual EP can be found on P2P networks; however, this set is mis-labeled and is not music by Boards of Canada.
|Rare/Early releases||Catalog 3 • Acid Memories • Closes Vol. 1 • Play by Numbers • Hooper Bay • BoC Maxima • Old Tunes Vol. 1 • Old Tunes Vol. 2 • Random 35 Tracks Tape • Geogaddi (test pressing)|
|General releases (albums)||Music Has the Right to Children • Geogaddi • The Campfire Headphase • Tomorrow's Harvest|
|General releases (eps/12"s)||Twoism • Hi Scores • Aquarius • Peel Session • In a Beautiful Place out in the Country • Trans Canada Highway|
|Promotional Releases||Telephasic Workshop • MHTRTC (promo cassette) • Orange Romeda • Geogaddi (promo lp) • Geogaddi (promo cassette) • ------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------|
|Produced by BoC for Others||Here Come the Rubber Cops|
|Bootleg Releases||Unreleased Tracks|
|Live Sets||Warp10 • The Lighthouse • All Tomorrow's Parties • Other live sets|
|Other||Kaleidoscope • Promotional Items • T-Shirts|