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Ravedeath, 1972 by Tim Hecker

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Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker

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Album

Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker

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Label: Kranky
Despite the title, there's nary a hint of rave in Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1972, another installment in the Montreal musician's impressive catalog of rapturous ambient music. Recorded in a Reykjavik church, the album is based on thrumming pipe organs that are layered and processed in Hecker's computer, resulting in an almost overwhelmingly rich sound. Iceland's Ben Frost provided recording assistance, but the music here is more meditative, and occasionally ecstatic, than Frost's own bleak, blackened isolationism. For fans of Stephan Mathieu and Peter Maxwell Davies, it's an ambient masterpiece.

About This Album

Despite the title, there's nary a hint of rave in Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1972, another installment in the Montreal musician's impressive catalog of rapturous ambient music. Recorded in a Reykjavik church, the album is based on thrumming pipe organs that are layered and processed in Hecker's computer, resulting in an almost overwhelmingly rich sound. Iceland's Ben Frost provided recording assistance, but the music here is more meditative, and occasionally ecstatic, than Frost's own bleak, blackened isolationism. For fans of Stephan Mathieu and Peter Maxwell Davies, it's an ambient masterpiece.

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About This Album

Despite the title, there's nary a hint of rave in Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1972, another installment in the Montreal musician's impressive catalog of rapturous ambient music. Recorded in a Reykjavik church, the album is based on thrumming pipe organs that are layered and processed in Hecker's computer, resulting in an almost overwhelmingly rich sound. Iceland's Ben Frost provided recording assistance, but the music here is more meditative, and occasionally ecstatic, than Frost's own bleak, blackened isolationism. For fans of Stephan Mathieu and Peter Maxwell Davies, it's an ambient masterpiece.