Tim Hecker is one of those artists that challenges. His albums are complex and are not to be put on as background and forgotten. They should instead be used for mood-setting and thought stimulation. He’s an artist of conversations. Often very meditative and ambient, his sound resembles that of a planetarium built out of the rubble of economic strife. According to Hecker, this album is thematically focused around the degradation of music, and the flawed system of production that rewards lack of talent.
Today’s pick spans 3 songs clocking in at around 16 minutes of the album. It heavily incorporates the pipes of an abandoned church which Hecker recorded on location in Reykjavik.
“In The Fog” by Tim Hecker
album RaveDeath, 1972