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Hooper Bay

Hooper Bay
Label(s) Music70
Catalogue No(s) THS012
Release date(s) 1994
Format(s) 12"
Running time(s) 30:52
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.

Hooper Bay is also an 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[1] (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. The track Seward Leaf is sometimes mistaken with mùm's Slow Bicycle.


  1. "Seward Leaf" – 7:02
  2. "Geiser" – 5:15
  3. "Circle" – 2:38
  4. "Noatak" – 8:41
  5. "Point Hope" – 7:16


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s-LHQdQnsU
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)
Produced by BoC for Others Here Come the Rubber Cops
Bootleg Releases Unreleased Tracks
Other KaleidoscopePromotional ItemsT-Shirts