Published May 08, 2013When we examined Record Store Day's top-selling items of 2013, we speculated that Boards of Canada's teaser 12-inch would likely be this year's most expensive record if it ever made it onto eBay. The record went up on eBay soon after and, sure enough, it has now sold for a pretty penny.
The 12-inch, which was originally found on the racks at Other Music in New York, sold this week for $5,700. The seller previously revealed that the money would go towards moving abroad and starting his post-college life. His prior statement was as follows:
When I found this record I was anticipating some sort of unreleased track, which excited me in an almost frightening way (its just music.. right?). So when I first played the record, needless to say, I was mystified, and in some ways disappointed, but that disappointment would soon disappear. What I got instead, the experience of calling out to the web and watching the internet and its many niche-communities rally to pick apart this puzzle, was something I still haven't fully wrapped my head around, but I am at any rate incredibly thankful to have been a part of this ...thing. Now, as much as this record means to me, I'm just a college kid getting ready to graduate and move abroad and am in serious need of money, thus, as hard as it is to let this record go nothing will erase the experience of pursuing the answer this record made me ask, and moreover the satisfaction of having that question answered by the hard work of my fellow nerds (new album, yay!). My thanks to the highest bidder for helping me start out on my own, and to the web community at large for making these last two weeks so incredibly memorable. new album June 10!!! hurray!
We have to confess that some of the mysterious appeal surrounding this cryptic 12-inch has worn off now that we know what it signifies: that is, a new album called Tomorrow's Harvest, due out on June 11 through Warp.
Thanks to FACT for the tip.