Boards Of Canada ‎– Boc Maxima

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Cassette, Album, Mixed


A1 Wildlife Analysis 1:37
A2 Chinook 4:39
A3 Rodox Video 0:33
A4 Everything You Do Is A Balloon 6:56
A5 Boc Maxima 1:36
A6 Roygbiv 2:23
A7 Nova Scotia Robots 1:21
A8 June 9th 5:15
A9 Niagara 0:51
A10 Skimming Stones 2:06
A11 Sixtyniner 5:07
A12 Red Moss 6:22
A13 Concourse 1:41
B1 Carcan 1:48
B2 Nlogax 5:12
B3 M9 3:40
B4 Original Nlogax 1:09
B5 Turquoise Hexagon Sun 5:06
B6 Whitewater 6:09
B7 One Very Important Thought 1:05


  • Photography – Iain Pic
  • Producer, Written-ByMarcus*, Mike*


Track 5 was renamed "Bocuma" for "Music Has The Right To Children."
Track 20 is different from the "Music Has The Right To Children" version.

compiled project 1996. tracks 4, 8, 15, 16 from the skam ep "hi scores"(ska008)
(C)music70 1996. all rights reserved. unauthorized copying, lending, airing or broadcasting of this recorded work is prohibited.
made in the u.k.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Boards Of Canada Boc Maxima(2xLP, Num, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
none Boards Of Canada Boc Maxima(CDr, Mixed) Music70 none UK 1998 Sell This Version


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September 26, 2018
Someone on Ebay from Bulgaria is posting a few Dubbed Cassettes of IDM with Maxima. As Jack Nicholson says; Go Check it out..


April 29, 2018
Hands down Boards of Canada's best release. This was the 7th of their seven self released albums before getting signed. In fact they got famous because of the success of this album on mp3 sites from 1996-1998. About 30% of the songs were repeated (but new recordings) on their next album, the Warp Records release Music Has the Right to Children. 4 of the songs were re-released on the Hi Scores ep. One track (Chinook) was used as a b-side to the Aquarius single. Also the song Sixtyniner (best song on this album) is a repeat/improved version of a song from their 6th album (Twoism).

Had they already been famous when they released this I'm sure the 3 singles would be "Everything You Do Is A Balloon", "Sixtyniner", and "Turquoise Hexagon Sun" (pretty sure there is a rare hexagon shaped single of that last one, although it's a single off of Music Has The Right To Children). But this definitely isn't a "skip to the 3 singles then listen to something else" album, this is a "listen to the whole album from start to finish" affair. I'd go so far as to say every song except the outro could've worked as a single. In particular "June 9th", "Red Moss", "ROYGBIV", "Skimming Stones", and "M9" stand out. M9 has a more hypnotic feel, like an old Tangerine Dream song. The cheerful sounding ROYGBIV in comparison almost sounds like BOC's idea of Hip Hop backing music (which is still a fair distance from real Hip Hop of course). June 9th is a great "steadily building" song, where they seem determined to add or subtract elements every 8 bars (or is it 16). I love when electronic songs have that sense of forward motion, like they're determined not to get stuck in one place too long.

On the one hand I'd highly recommend getting this album, on the other hand you're kidding yourself if you think you'll ever find a genuine physical edition.


November 8, 2017
I asked for photos and the story about the tape from the seller. I'm no expert and would hope it was legit but I became suspicious when he told me his friend bought it at a BOC concert. I have read only 50 tapes were made for family and friends so am doubtful. Sure hope someone didn't get taken like I did by buying this tape from classicnelectronics a few years back. This tape seems easily bootlegged.


June 9, 2017
Seems that someone bought the tape for €350, fair price :)


September 16, 2016
I bootlegged a tape version and printed off the jcard FOR MYSELF since the actual tape is IMPOSSIBLE to find.


January 27, 2016
Let me tell you fellows a story of classicsnelectronics. I was told by the seller that he or she has 3 copies of boc maxima and 1 copy of vol.1. They are all sold out.
After that, maybe a week later, the seller put these cassettes again on discogs again! boc maxima for 4 times and vol.1 for 2 times! As I know they are all super limited. Great classicsnelectronics has piles of them! wow are you boc member?
BTW the seller also sold the Vemod cassette. It is a black metal. Is there something coming from all of these three tapes? YES of course! They are all easy-dubbing.
You judge fellows :)


January 27, 2016
I assure the item is not a fake. Don't listen to swiftone they have never seen pictures or anything else about the item. Obviously it has a background but that's for the buyer to know. Not for you to make up a false thread thanks. And watch what you post it obviously will mess with someone's reputation. And for what because your skeptical? Give me a break.


October 1, 2015
Having this on cassette or vinyl would be a dream


April 6, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
why does it say track 16 is from hiscores if m9 isn't actually on hiscores? maybe they changed their mind and added turquoise hexagon sun instead of m9 at the last minute? a typo that's meant to say track 18?