Trans Canada Highway
is an EP
by the Scottish IDM
duo Boards of Canada
. It was released on 29 May 2006 by Warp Records
. According to Boards of Canada's official site, the EP was originally scheduled for release on 6 June 2006. (That date being written numerically as 6/6/06, harking back to their use of the number 666 on the album Geogaddi
.) The retail vinyl
release of the EP is pressed on white vinyl.
The EP contains the duo's first ever music video
, directed by Melissa Olson. The video pieces together various found video and film
clips in order to create a short narrative to the song "Dayvan Cowboy
", which also appears on Boards of Canada's 2005 album The Campfire Headphase
. The video begins with stock footage of Joseph Kittinger
's landmark sky dive in 1960, from a helium balloon that had pierced the atmosphere, effectively leaving Kittinger in free fall from space. The video shows a man (not Kittinger) landing in the ocean after his parachute successfully opens. As he (footage of Laird Hamilton
) rises to the surface, he grasps a surfboard and begins to ride waves.
The album art was taken from a 1977 Dodge Trucks