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''[[Trans Canada Highway]]'' is an EP by [[Boards of Canada]]. As described by [[Boards of Canada]] and [[Warp Records]], the EP "visits a darker place, a glacial place, away from the warmth and light of ''[[The Campfire Headphase]]''." Those who ordered the EP directly from [[Warp Records|Warp]] also received a sticker and a free copy of the [[Videos#Dayvan_Cowboy|Dayvan Cowboy music video]].
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Trans Canada Highway is an EP by [[Boards of Canada]]. As described by Boards of Canada and Warp Records [http://www.warprecords.com/ Warp Records], the EP "visits a darker place, a glacial place, away from the warmth and light of [[The Campfire Headphase]]." Those who ordered the EP directly from Warp also received a sticker and a free copy of the [[Videos#Dayvan_Cowboy|Dayvan Cowboy music video]].
  
Originally scheduled for release on 06/06/06 (perhaps to further their occult mythos), the release date was bumped up to 29 May 2006 (a day later in the US), due to what was described on the [[Warp Records|Warp website]] as "unanticipated satanic activity." The nature of this activity, whether it was directly related to [[Boards of Canada]] or not, has never been explained.  
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Originally scheduled for release on 06/06/06 (perhaps to further their occult mythos), the release date was bumped up to 29 May 2006 (a day later in the US), due to what was described on the Warp website as "unanticipated satanic activity." The nature of this activity, whether it was directly related to Boards of Canada or not, has never been explained.  
  
The EP garnered relatively lukewarm reception by critics and by many in the idm community, the latter of whom were suspicious about the commercial ambitions suggested by the re-release of "[[Dayvan Cowboy]]" as a single. Nevertheless, tracks such as "[[Left Side Drive]]" remain classics with the general [[Boards of Canada]] fanbase.  
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The EP garnered relatively lukewarm reception by critics and by many in the idm community, the latter of whom were suspicious about the commercial ambitions suggested by the re-release of [[Dayvan Cowboy]] as a single. Nevertheless, tracks such as "Left Side Drive" remain classics with the general [[Boards of Canada]] fanbase.  
  
 
The ep was released on both CD and 12" formats. The latter was pressed on white vinyl.
 
The ep was released on both CD and 12" formats. The latter was pressed on white vinyl.
  
In addition to the standard release, there is also a white label promo/test pressing on black vinyl which is identical in content to the official Trans Canada release. The CD version of the promo/test, however, is limited exclusively to the tracks "[[Dayvan Cowboy]]" and "[[Skyliner]]". The Japanese version of the ep (in cd format) on [[Beat Records]] additionally includes a 'Bonus Video' called "[[Invocation]]". This short .mpg file was also available in Flash fomat on the [[Trans Canada Highway microsite]].
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In addition to the standard release, there is also a white label promo/test pressing on black vinyl which is identical in content to the official Trans Canada release. The CD version of the promo/test, however, is limited exclusively to the tracks "Dayvan Cowboy" and "Skyliner." The Japanese version of the ep (in cd format) on Beat Records additionally includes a 'Bonus Video' called "Invocation." This short .mpg file was also available in Flash fomat on the Trans Canada Highway microsite - see below.  
  
  
 
== Trans Canada Highway Trivia ==
 
== Trans Canada Highway Trivia ==
[[Image:1977dodge_instruction_manual.jpg|right|thumb|200px|1977 dodge instruction manual]]
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*The cover art for ''[[Trans Canada Highway]]'' is believed to have been copied from a 1977 dodge instruction manual.  
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*The cover art for Trans Canada is believed to have been copied from this [http://familyhistorysites.com/books/cars/dodge/trucks/1977-operating-inst.jpg 1977 Dodge Truck Operations Manual].
* [[Wikipedia:Odd Nosdam|Odd Nosdam]] took 6 months to complete his remix of "[[Dayvan Cowboy]]".
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*Odd Nosdam took 6 months to complete his remix of "Dayvan Cowboy."
* ''[[Trans Canada Highway]]'' is also the name of a 1975 French single by Gene Pitney.
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* "Trans Canada Highway" is also the name of a 1975 French single by Gene Pitney.
* Named after the Canadian highway system.
 
* Trans Canada Highway might also be a nod to Kraftwerk who recorded an album "Trans Europe Express", as well as the highway-themed single "Autobahn".
 
* Also the video that was used as promo for the EP, titled Invocation, might also be a nod to the Incredible String Band; not only is an audiotrack used that samples ISB, but the title is also the title of a song released on their album "U".
 
  
 
==Tracks==
 
==Tracks==
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# "[[Skyliner]]" – 5:40
 
# "[[Skyliner]]" – 5:40
 
# "[[Under The Coke Sign]]" – 1:31
 
# "[[Under The Coke Sign]]" – 1:31
# "[[Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam Remix)]]" – 9:01
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# "[[Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam rmx)]]" – 9:01
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Trans Canada Highway microsite]]
 
*[[Trans Canada Highway microsite]]
  
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