|Trans Canada Highway|
|Release date(s)||29 May 2006|
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Trans Canada Highway is an EP by Boards of Canada. As described by Boards of Canada and Warp Records 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 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 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.
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 - see below.
1. The cover art for Trans Canada is believed to have been copied from this 1977 Dodge Truck Operations Manual.
2. Odd Nosdam took 6 months to complete his remix of "Dayvan Cowboy."
|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|
|Mixtapes||Societas x Tape|
|Live Sets||Warp10 • The Lighthouse • All Tomorrow's Parties • Other live sets|
|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|
|Other||Kaleidoscope • Promotional Items • T-Shirts|