Friday 7 January 2011

Tim Hecker – “Hatred Of Music I” (Stereogum Premiere)

" Canadian electronic composer Tim Hecker’s 2006 blizzard symphony Harmony In Ultraviolet is one of my favorite albums of its kind, its escalating mix of submerged synths, radio static, living/breathing ambiance, and frozen noise feels naturally occurring rather than composed. More recently he released 2009’s An Imaginary Country and wrote the music for Destroyer’s “Archer On The Beach.” Hecker recorded this new, excellently titled sixth full-length Ravedeath, 1972 in a church in Reykjavik using a pipe organ as the main sound source (plus computer, synthesizer, piano, and mic and guitar amp feedback). "

Listen | Tim Hecker – Hatred Of Music I