Boards Of CanadaHi Scores

Label:Skam – SKA008, Skam – ska008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Style:Downtempo, Ambient


A1Hi Scores4:57
A2Turquoise Hexagon Sun5:09
B1June 9th5:18
B2Seeya Later4:33
B3Everything You Do Is A Balloon7:03

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  • Written-By, Producer [Produced By]Marcus*, Mike*


©skam recordz inc. 1996

This is the first pressing. Characteristics for this pressing are:
- back sleeve has a clear sticker affixed (under "skam") with BOARDS OF CANADA on it in braille.
- back sleeve has a barcode: 5 021904051061
- centre labels: blue text on white background
- centre labels: written + produced by mike + marcus
- centre labels: made in england.
- centre labels: no "recorded at hexagon sun 1996" printed.
- insert: A4 on blue (cyan) paper with black printing, showing photographs where faces are in black and the background in blue
Some copies also had a 2nd insert: a Skam Information A4 on white paper with black printing, containg the text "No information at this moment in time".

The second pressing from 1999 also has the sticker but does not have the barcode on the back.
The third and fourth pressings from 2002 and 2006 have stamped braille instead of a sticker on the sleeve and contain the barcode again.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021904051061
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): SKA 008 A1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): SKA 008 B1 0

Other Versions (5 of 14)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Hi Scores (CD, EP, Reissue)Skamska008cdUK1999
Hi Scores (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Repress)SkamSKA008UK1999
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Hi Scores (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Repress)SkamSKA008UK2002
Hi Scores (CD, EP, Repress)Skamska008cdUK2002
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Hi Scores (CD, EP, Repress)Skamska008cdUK2003



  • c_soul's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    I've got a first pressing copy where an A4 insert depicts two guys (no girls, peelsesh13) having a laugh in some sort of studio. Anyone else?
    • markmoon65's avatar
      If you are new to BOC, just listen to the track Hi Scores. It'll synchronise your innards to the ways of the Lallans. Feel free to move on from there.
      • Windowlicker9's avatar
        A great selection of BOC tracks. To any new listeners, this is the release I recommend you listen to. "Everything You Do Is A Balloon" was the first track I ever hear by these guys. Amazing, haunting melodies put to a laidback acoustic drum beat.
        • drillkicker's avatar
          I thought I remembered this being a lot more valuable than $30.
          • jcgnyc's avatar
            Edited 13 years ago
            "June 9th" rates high as an all time great piece of music.
            But "Nlogax" is the secret space disco piece! A very rich EP.
            "Everything You Do Is Balloon" washes you right out with lush beauty.
            Tons to love from this EP. Right down to the elegant jacket concepts.
            • DEBUSSY_ROCKS's avatar
              Edited 19 years ago
              "Nlogax" is one of my favourite Boards tracks ever, despite being a bit more up-beat than normal. Really spacey acidey techno on this track, which along with the brooding and the darkly beautiful "Everything you do is a ballon" make Hi-Scores an essential purchase.
              • TORQUE23's avatar
                Timeless EP, with the last track Everything you do is a ballon being one of my all time favourite tracks, sounds really old, like music you would play after world war 11, or after a hard nights clubbing......Music to get lost inside. Had to score a copy of this on CD as well for long car journey's. Released before the label starting going pear shaped


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