Over 18 years, seven solo albums and numerous sound installations and commissioned performance works, Montréal musician and sound artist Tim Hecker has turned “ambient noise” on its head, crafting his own recognizable style of abstract electronic music with profound emotional resonance – from the bleak yet all-encompassing soundscapes of his 2004 Mirages (on Alien8) and 2006’s Harmony in Ultraviolet (on Kranky) to more recent explorations of acoustic sound gone digitally wild on his 2011 album Ravedeath 1972 and his latest, Virgins.
Intensely emotional and hauntingly beautiful soundscapes pulsing with viscerality, vitality, and physicality
Kranky, ROOM40, Alien8 Recordings, 4AD, Mille Plateaux
Love Streams is Hecker’s latest album, and his first for British label 4AD
Besides Hecker’s varied discography under his own name, he produced a series of minimal techno records as Jetone, and has collaborated with artists like Ben Frost, Daniel Lopatin, Aidan Baker, and Martin Tétreault
Montréal: 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
San Francisco: 2018