Not sure how many of you braved the scrums of Ebay dealers on Record Store Day, but one of the more interesting things to come out of the whole business this year was the surreptitious return of Boards Of Canada.
To cut a very long (and as yet far from resolved) story short, Warp appear to have stealthily planted a handful of 12-inches by BOC in record stores around the world, containing snippets of music and a sequence of numbers. This, predictably and entertainingly, has prompted a speculative numerological maths puzzle-cum-treasure hunt; a kind of occult counter to Daft Punk’s similarly effective teaser campaign. If you’re intrigued, I can strongly recommend the 2020k blog, which is logging the latest confusing developments as they emerge.
In other news, the new Uncut is in UK shops tomorrow, and probably in subscribers’ letterboxes today; there’s a blog about it here, which includes the transcript of a very old interview I did with this month’s cover star, Jeff Buckley.
And here’s the playlist. Pet-Tich-Eye, at least in this iteration, are another fine thing involving Hiss Golden Messenger. Last week’s mystery record can now be revealed as “Field Of Reeds” by These New Puritans. Have a look at These New Puritans’ trailer on their website; it’s very good, I think.
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1 Danny Paul Grody – Between Two Worlds (Three Lobed)
2 Boards Of Canada – ——/——/——/XXXXXX/——/—–¬- (Warp)
3 Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Sony)
4 Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle – Perils From The Sea (Caldo Verde)
5 Funkadelic – The Naz (Featuring Sly Stone)
6 These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds (Infectious)
7 The Fall – Re-Mit (Cherry Red)
8 The Shouting Matches – Grownass Man (Middle West)
9 Pet-Tich-Eye – Roll On
10 Steve Gunn – Time Off (Paradise Of Bachelors)
11 Date Palms – The Dusted Sessions (Thrill Jockey)
12 Lloyd Cole – Standards (Tapete)
13 Brandt Brauer Frick – Miami (!K7)
14 Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Wichita)
15 Roedelius – Selbstportrait Vol. III: Reise Durch Arcadien (Bureau B)
16 Duane Pitre – Bridges (Excerpt) (Important)
17 Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)
18 About Group – Between The Walls (Domino)
19 Ravi Shankar – The Living Room Sessions Part 2 (East Meets West Music)
20 Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi (Warp)