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Hi Scores (release)

Hi Scores
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Label(s) Skam
Catalogue No(s) SKA008CD
Release date(s) Dec 1996
Format(s) CD
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.


  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 were truly reversed. When the original DAT tape masters were 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]
  • Possibly a play on Hell Interface, combined with WarGames and notation scoring.

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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
Mixtapes Marcus Eoin's Campfire MixtapeSocietas x Tape
Live Sets Warp10The LighthouseAll Tomorrow's PartiesOther live sets
Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------Reach For The Dead (promo cd)Come To Dust (promo cd)
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