Trans Canada Highway (EP)

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Trans Canada Highway
Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway.png
EP by
Released29 May 2006 (2006-05-29)
StudioHexagon Sun, Scotland
GenreElectronic[1]
Length28:00
Label
ProducerMike Sandison, Marcus Eoin, D. Philip Madson
Boards of Canada chronology
The Campfire Headphase
(2005)
Trans Canada Highway
(2006)
Tomorrow's Harvest
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork6.0/10[3]
Resident Advisor3.5/5[4]

Trans Canada Highway is an EP by Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada.[1] Originally scheduled for release on 6 June 2006,[5] it was released by Warp on 29 May 2006.[6] It peaked at number 4 on the UK Independent Albums Chart,[7] number 8 on the UK Dance Albums Chart,[8] and number 12 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[9]

Music videos[edit]

The opening track, "Dayvan Cowboy", also appeared on the duo's The Campfire Headphase.[1] Melissa Olson directed the music video for the track.[10] The video pieces together stock footage of Joseph Kittinger's high-altitude parachute jumps for Project Excelsior and stock footage of surfer Laird Hamilton riding waves.[11] In 2009, Pitchfork placed it at number 39 on their list of the "Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s".[10]

Covers[edit]

In 2011, Solange Knowles released a version of the track "Left Side Drive" with additional vocals.[12] Knowles stated, "It's completely unofficial, and was just inspired by the song which I had a deep love affair with for years".[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Mike Sandison and Marcus Eoin.

No.TitleLength
1."Dayvan Cowboy"5:01
2."Left Side Drive"5:20
3."Heard from Telegraph Lines"1:09
4."Skyliner"5:40
5."Under the Coke Sign"1:31
6."Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam Remix)"9:19

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Mike Sandison – composition, performance, production (except track 6)
  • Marcus Eoin – composition, performance, production (except track 6)
  • D. Philip Madson – production (on track 6)
  • Dee Kesler – strings (on track 6)
  • Antonio Diaz – tape (on track 6)
  • Boards of Canada – artwork, design

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[7] 4
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[8] 8
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[9] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Boards Of Canada Leave The Campfire And Hit The Highway". Chart Attack. 22 March 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Trans Canada Highway - Boards of Canada". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ Pytlik, Mark (26 May 2006). "Boards of Canada: Trans Canada Highway EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ Pitchforth, Simon (30 August 2006). "Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway EP". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ Lapatine, Scott (7 April 2006). "New Boards Of Canada – The Trans Canada Highway EP". Stereogum. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Trans Canada Highway EP". Warp. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 04 June 2006 - 10 June 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40: 04 June 2006 - 10 June 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Boards Of Canada - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ a b Plagenhoef, Scott (31 August 2009). "The Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s (page 2 of 5)". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. ^ Dibben, Chance (19 January 2011). "Five of our favorite found-footage music videos". The Pitch. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  12. ^ "New Music: Solange – 'Left Side Drive'". Rap-Up. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  13. ^ Ramirez, Erika (3 May 2011). "Press Play: Freddie Gibbs, Young Jeezy, Diggy Simmons, Bruno Mars, Solange & More". Billboard. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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