Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972 (2011)

This is one of the releases that caught my ear during 2011.  Sourced from a pipe organ in a church in Iceland (what is it about Iceland?), it's tough to categorize but let's go with "ambient/electronic/modern classical/experimental"-ish (hate categories anyhow).

These songs are unmistakable when they pop up in the shuffle and the album continues to grow on me with each listen, continually revealing subtleties of manipulation.

Think Trinity Session with a different vision.

His Dropped Pianos, featuring sketches and outtakes from the source material for this album, is also essential.

One of 2011's standouts.