Published Apr 23, 2013This Record Store Day, electronic icons Boards of Canada released a mysterious 12-inch containing a 20-second snippet of music, along with a voice reading out a six-digit number. While we're still not sure exactly how many records were made, a second 12-inch has now emerged online.
As FACT reports, while the first record was found at Other Music in New York, photos confirm that this latest one was tracked down at London, UK's Rough Trade East. It was apparently hidden in the racks and only found by a customer today. The single is once again titled ------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------.
The record was apparently played once at the store, but the music doesn't appear to have been uploaded anywhere, so there's no way to know if the number is the same as the first record. The store tweeted, "We did write down the numbers..." followed by, "Unfortunately, it looks like we've lost the bit of paper the numbers were written on."
But wait, there's more: 2020k points out that a YouTube channel called hellinterface (an alias of Boards of Canada) has a blank video called "Nuevas Semillas." If you follow the link in the description of that clip, leads to a 44-second clip called "csch" that features another snippet of music and another number. The number is 7-1-7-2-2-8 (unlike the first clip, which was 9-3-6-5-5-7). CSCH may stand for the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health. Watch the clip below.
The records are apparently all hidden in different countries, so perhaps there's one in Canada? Get hunting, guys.