Tagged: Tim Hecker


Live: Pop Montreal 2013

Last week, I flew to Québec for Pop Montreal, the annual “festival international de musique” that lasts for five days and hosts more than 400 artists across dozens of the city’s venues: dimly-lit bars, majestic … read more »

POSTED October 3, 2013 2:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,

Stream: Tim Hecker, “Virginal II”

Tim Hecker just shared this shifty, keys-based track from his upcoming album, Virgins, captured primarily from live, ensemble performances that he staged in Montreal, Seattle and Reykjavík in 2012. As with the cavernously lit art … read more »

POSTED August 28, 2013 2:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Freak Scene: A Year

A couple years ago, crammed in the back of a car, my roommate asked me what my top albums of the year were. I went on a too long rant that could basically be boiled … read more »

POSTED December 20, 2012 10:00AM IN FREAK SCENE TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Stream Tim Hecker and Oneohtrix Point Never’s Album Instrumental Tourist

On paper, there’s something viscerally appealing about improvisational music. The idea that a mostly unplanned collaboration between a few talented individuals could result in a boundary breaking new project is really exciting. Often, though, the … read more »

POSTED November 12, 2012 12:46PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Hecker + Lopatin, “Intrusions”

For the first chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studio Series), Software’s collaborative recording series, Dan Lopatin and Tim Hecker mimicked the tropes of jazz improvisation while working within their respective, synthetic mediums, matching glitch to drone … read more »

POSTED November 8, 2012 11:21AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Philip Glass, “Montage” (Tim Hecker Remix) MP3

Who would ever have expected so much Tim Hecker in such rapid succession? Definitely not me. The guy’s music doesn’t exactly scream out for piecemeal internet postings of songs he’s made recently, but it’s working. … read more »

POSTED October 19, 2012 12:10PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Holy Other, “Held” (Tim Hecker Remix)

It’d be a stretch to call Tim Hecker accessible, but his remix of Holy Other’s “Held” hits all the grandiose, so-pretty-it-hurts-to-listen-to high notes that great soundtracks hit. This isn’t a call for Hecker to soundtrack … read more »

POSTED October 17, 2012 4:48PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Freak Scene: Emotional Ambient

When I started doing Freak Scene, my goal was to highlight weird corners of the music world. Whether that was through talking about an older record in a new way, or looking at a scene … read more »

POSTED September 28, 2012 2:30PM IN FREAK SCENE TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin, “Uptown Psychedelia”

Both Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin’s Oneohtrix Point Never have a history of creating difficult music with such emotional resonance that it reaches people that might not normally be into it. “Uptown Psychedelia” is from … read more »

POSTED September 17, 2012 1:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Freak Scene: Tim Hecker’s Sleep Music

The year that I lived in a ground floor apartment on Grand Street in Brooklyn was not the best. The apartment, while new, was flimsy. My bedroom sprouted black mold from a leak in the … read more »

POSTED May 18, 2012 5:40PM IN FREAK SCENE Comments (3) TAGS: ,