Recently, our creative director was designing something and IMing us that he was listening to Tim Hecker while doing it. What followed was a long, painful series of messages about what that could potentially mean for the design of the thing in question. Some of the things listed were: windswept cliffs, snowy mountains, snowy hills, snowy trees, space, the moon, what if the moon had snow on it? Etc. Etc. It's just what Tim Hecker's music does to us. It's barely tangible, just ebb and flow in a constant vacuum, and it's more beautiful for it. Word on the street—and especially at the mixtape spots—is that Hecker recorded this in one day with Ben Frost (who is working with Brian Eno right now NBD) in some kind of cathedral. Ravedeath, 1972 is out February 14th on Kranky.
January 07, 2011