Boards Of Canada ‎– Hi Scores

Skam ‎– Ska008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Reissue, Remastered


A1 Hi Scores
A2 Turquoise Hexagon Sun
A3 Nlogax
B1 June 9th
B2 Seeya Later
B3 Everything You Do Is A Balloon

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Recorded at Hexagon Sun 1996 ℗ 1996 Skam Records. © 2014 Skam Records.

Re-recorded and re-mastered from original DAT tapes. Pressed on heavyweight vinyl.
Includes double-sided 12" poster & "Boards Of Canada" braille sticker on the back of the sleeve.
Repressed in 2018 and April 2019 no difference between these 3 versions.

Special note - the left and right channels for all tracks have been swapped for this re-mastered re-issue, compared to all previous versions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5021904051061
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): BE53002-01 A¹ NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): BE53002-01 B¹

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKA008, ska008 Boards Of Canada Hi Scores(12", EP) Skam, Skam SKA008, ska008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ska008cd Boards Of Canada Hi Scores(CD, EP) Skam ska008cd UK 1999 Sell This Version
SKA008 Boards Of Canada Hi Scores(12", EP, RP) Skam SKA008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ska008cd Boards Of Canada Hi Scores(CD, EP, RP) Skam ska008cd UK 2003 Sell This Version
ska008cd Boards Of Canada Hi Scores(CD, EP, RP) Skam ska008cd UK 2002 Sell This Version


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September 18, 2018
Any reason to opt for this release instead of the 2014 one? Are the channels still reversed?


July 24, 2018
Warp Records lives up to its name, as my record came just that - warped. Fortunately it does not effect the playback, just looks weird on the turntable.


May 5, 2018
I can only agree with the other comments below. This records sounds great - it's very dynamic, warm and detailed, with lots of punch, very analogue sounding - is there a chance this is AAA? As mtngchi stated, I am sure the 2018 release will be identical too, will probably pick up another copy on release.


January 20, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

Such a great pressing all around. Turquoise Hexagon Sun and Seeya Later actually sounds better here than on the vinyl reissues of MHTRTC and Twoism respectively in my opinion.

PS: Huh, it's sold out on Skam bleepstore, and vinyl gone from Bleep. Prices drove a bit up, I hope it gets a repress soon, cuz it's that good.

PS2: Listening back between them now, I think the Twoism mix of Seeya Later is also good in a different way, mid-range-rich and "warmer", while the Hi Scores mix is detailed and crisp.


November 19, 2016

This remaster is fantastic. It's one of my better sounding records I own actually and i'm not exactly sure why.


July 18, 2016

Excellent reissue. Cool to see the artwork in color and the braille sticker is always a nice touch. Poster is nice too. The record itself is the heaviest I have seen... You could knock someone out with this thing. Sounds great too. My favorite tracks are A1, A2, and B3.


March 21, 2015
edited over 5 years ago

nice reissue


February 1, 2015

Excellent (re)release! Wish they would do this with Boc Maxima!


December 30, 2014
Amazing copy with the channels properly sided. Apparently mixed by the band members themselves from the original DATs. Been waiting for this for quite some time and could be arguably the ultimate version that BoC originally intended to release. Highly recommended and a steal if you love BoC.