Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Boards of Canada / Trans Canada Highway EP / Rating: 6.0

"Sadly, Trans Canada Highway isn't just Boards' slightest effort yet, it's their flimsiest."

I can’t argue with the truth.

For those of you who are BOC fans till death and will buy this EP no matter, you might want to seek out the Japanese import which carries the video PFM mentions at the end of their review.
(found on their website.)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Limited Japanese Release of Trans Canada Highway

Right under our noses, Beat Records (WARP's Japanese distributor) has released a limited edition of Trans Canada Highway, Boards' newest EP (Due out 29 May in the UK, 30 May in the US/ROW) in both regular and limited edition formats on 20 May - Japan usually gets "extras" on their domestic releases of foreign artists as CDs are very expensive in Japan and doing so gives the Japanese the incentive to purchase the domestic version versus the import version.Contained on the CD is the "trailer" video from WARP Records' TCH mini site, and Discogs.com lists it as being called "invacation" (Invocation perhaps, that got mangled into Engrish?). Either way, a nice (but expensive) way to have the video if you're not clever as some people on the internets...