Recentemente os discos do Boards of Canada foram reeditados em vinil. Os dois irmãos escoceses formam a mais famosa banda entre as mais misteriosas bandas da história do pop. Recebi três deles esses dias. Estava estranhando. A última faixa do triplo “Geogaddi”, que “ocupa” todo o lado 6, parecia pular, pular, pular. Era apenas silêncio, um vazio sobre o vinil. Mas aí eu notei um pequeno detalhe…
… e na internet descobri outros mais:
Yes, despite persistent rumours to the contrary, it really is absolutely empty. It’s easy enough for anyone who disagrees to check by ripping to WAV. And the vinyl version of the track ought to be a giveaway …. The 3xLP vinyl version of Geogaddi devotes the final side of vinyl to this track. There is no groove on that side, just a basic outline picture of a family: parents and two children. It’s a bit similar to the plaque on the Pioneer space probe, an image that appeared briefly on an older version of the BoC website. Where the speed (33rpm or 45rmp) would usually appear, instead we have the cryptic “162.225 MHz”. This is a frequency used by the military or coastguard [Robert Frost]. [Ken Stewart] also pointed out that it is a frequency used in the UK for (licensed) private mobile radion services, as listed here.
While “Magic Window” is a completely empty track, that is not to say that the title does not have some hidden significance. You might like to take a look at the entry for the topic “magic window” in this glossary, or search for some combination of “magic window” and the name (Thomas E.) “Bearden”. It also brings the play time of the album up to 66’06” (maybe – see next).
Veja todas as teorias malucas que envolvem a “música” “Magic window” aqui.