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''Hi Scores'' is an EP by [[Boards of Canada]]. Released on CD and vinyl in 1996, it was subsequently re-released in 1998, 2002, and 2005. It constitutes Boards of Canada's second official release since 1995's ''[[Twoism]]''. The track "[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]" would later find its way on to Boards of Canada's seminal ''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]''.
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''Hi Scores'' is a 1996 EP by [[Boards of Canada]], released on both CD and Vinyl formats. The EP was subsequently re-released in 1998, 2002, 2005 and fully remastered from the original DAT tapes in 2014. It constitutes Boards of Canada's second official release since 1995's ''[[Twoism]]''. The track "[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]" would later find its way on to Boards of Canada's seminal ''[[Music Has the Right to Children]]''.
  
 
== Tracks ==
 
== Tracks ==
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# "[[June 9th]]" – 5:18
 
# "[[June 9th]]" – 5:18
 
# "[[Seeya Later]]" – 4:12
 
# "[[Seeya Later]]" – 4:12
# "[[Everything You Do Is a Balloon]]" – 7:04
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# "[[Everything You Do Is A Balloon]]" – 7:04
  
 
== Hi Scores Trivia ==
 
== Hi Scores Trivia ==
  
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* Hi Scores is mastered by Darrell Fitton aka Bola
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* On the 2014 remaster and re-release, the left and right audio channels appeared to have been reversed. This was later elaborated upon and, due to an issue with the original transfer in 1996, it was the original release in which the left and right audio channels where truly reversed. When the original DAT tape masters where used for the 2014 remastering of the EP, the channels where subsequently restored back to their original form as originally intended.
 
* "[[Nlogax]]" contains a sample of Indeep's 1983 hit "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life."
 
* "[[Nlogax]]" contains a sample of Indeep's 1983 hit "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life."
* It has been suggested that the "hi" of "hi scores  could refer to the initials of [[Boards of Canada|BoC]]'s alias [[Hell Interface]].  
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* It has been suggested that the "hi" of "Hi Scores" could refer to the initials of [[Boards of Canada|BoC]]'s alias [[Hell Interface]].  
* The Braille on the label: Some have interpreted it as having typos. In fact, it is quite correct. If you read it using a simple alphabetic Braille chart, you get "bo?ds ? canada", where the "?" represent characters not found on the chart. Numbering the dots in column one from top down as 1,2,3, and column two as 4,5,6, the two odd characters are 3-4-5 and 1-2-3-5-6, and reference to a more complete [http://www.duxburysystems.com/braille.asp braille listing] reveals that the first of these symbols stands for the letter pair [ar], and the second represents the word [of], so the sticker does indeed read "boards of canada". [DC]  
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* The Braille on the label: Some have interpreted it as having typos. In fact, it is quite correct. If you read it using a simple alphabetic Braille chart, you get "bo?ds ? canada", where the "?" represent characters not found on the chart. Numbering the dots in column one from top down as 1,2,3, and column two as 4,5,6, the two odd characters are 3-4-5 and 1-2-3-5-6, and reference to a more complete [http://www.duxburysystems.com/braille.asp braille listing] reveals that the first of these symbols stands for the letter pair [ar], and the second represents the word [of], so the sticker does indeed read "boards of canada". [DC]
  
 
== Critical Reviews ==
 
== Critical Reviews ==
  
* [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/15571/Boards_of_Canada_Hi_Scores_EP Pitchfork Media Review by Paul Cooper]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20000816163145/http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/b/boards-of-canada/hi-scores.shtml Pitchfork Media Review by Paul Cooper]
 
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5zmtk6gxrkrd Allmusic.com's Review by Sean Cooper]
 
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5zmtk6gxrkrd Allmusic.com's Review by Sean Cooper]
 
* [http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/reviews/boc_twoism.htm Review at the Milk Factory]
 
* [http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/reviews/boc_twoism.htm Review at the Milk Factory]
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* [http://www.warprecords.com Warp Records]
 
* [http://www.warprecords.com Warp Records]
 
* [http://www.bleep.com Bleep.com]
 
* [http://www.bleep.com Bleep.com]
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 25 June 2019

Hi Scores
Hi Scores.jpg
Label(s) Skam
Catalogue No(s) SKA008CD
SKA008
Release date(s) Dec 1996
Format(s) CD
12"
Running time(s) 33:34

Hi Scores is a 1996 EP by Boards of Canada, released on both CD and Vinyl formats. The EP was subsequently re-released in 1998, 2002, 2005 and fully remastered from the original DAT tapes in 2014. It constitutes Boards of Canada's second official release since 1995's Twoism. The track "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" would later find its way on to Boards of Canada's seminal Music Has the Right to Children.

Tracks[edit]

  1. "Hi Scores" – 4:57
  2. "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" – 5:09
  3. "Nlogax" – 6:54
  4. "June 9th" – 5:18
  5. "Seeya Later" – 4:12
  6. "Everything You Do Is A Balloon" – 7:04

Hi Scores Trivia[edit]

  • Hi Scores is mastered by Darrell Fitton aka Bola
  • On the 2014 remaster and re-release, the left and right audio channels appeared to have been reversed. This was later elaborated upon and, due to an issue with the original transfer in 1996, it was the original release in which the left and right audio channels where truly reversed. When the original DAT tape masters where used for the 2014 remastering of the EP, the channels where subsequently restored back to their original form as originally intended.
  • "Nlogax" contains a sample of Indeep's 1983 hit "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life."
  • It has been suggested that the "hi" of "Hi Scores" could refer to the initials of BoC's alias Hell Interface.
  • The Braille on the label: Some have interpreted it as having typos. In fact, it is quite correct. If you read it using a simple alphabetic Braille chart, you get "bo?ds ? canada", where the "?" represent characters not found on the chart. Numbering the dots in column one from top down as 1,2,3, and column two as 4,5,6, the two odd characters are 3-4-5 and 1-2-3-5-6, and reference to a more complete braille listing reveals that the first of these symbols stands for the letter pair [ar], and the second represents the word [of], so the sticker does indeed read "boards of canada". [DC]

Critical Reviews[edit]

Relevant Links[edit]

Artwork[edit]

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 HighwaySocietas x Tape
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
Other KaleidoscopePromotional ItemsT-Shirts