The Boards Of Canada mystery has deepened, with a fan finding another piece of the puzzle on the shelves of Rough Trade East.
Boards Of Canada have outsmarted us - again. Speculation has surrounded a potential new album for some time, but few actually expected the group to deliver fresh material.
Then, on Record Store Day, a fan in New York found a mysterious 12 inch on the shelves of Other Music. Branded with a mysterious set of digits, the discovery sparked furious debate amongst fans.
Yesterday, though, another piece of the puzzle was found in Rough Trade East. Packaged in an identical sleeve to its Stateside counterpart, the shop were kind enough to upload a .wav file of the music contained on the release.
Listen to it below.
Last night, Zane Lowe played a new track unannounced on Radio 1. The station's Twitter identified the song only by it's number - which follows the pattern set out by the two physical releases.
In total, the codes now read: ‘—— / —— / 717228 / 936557 / ——/ 519225′ For further theories on what the numbers could mean, please visit the 2020k blog who have uncovered numerous possibilities.
Clash view - these are map co-ordinates. Latitude and longitude variables, which - when combined with a date and time - will lead fans to an obscure location for a once in a lifetime playback experience of the new Boards Of Canada album. Just a possibility, mind...
Reports coming in that NPR have played another Boards of Canada track, bearing the number 699742. Click HERE for an archive interview with Boards of Canada.