Tim Hecker
Love Streams
CAD36142LP / Includes Download Code
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1Obsidian Counterpoint 4:57
2Music of the Air 4:10
3Bijie Dream 2:18
4Live Leak Instrumental 2:58
5Violet Monumental I 4:00
6Violet Monumental II 3:15
7Up Red Bull Creek 2:43
8Castrati Stack 4:03
9Voice Crack 3:16
10Collapse Sonata 4:14
11Black Phase 6:17

Hecker's newest opus, Love Streams, takes as its cue from the avant-classical orchestration and extreme electronic processing of his previous full-length, 2013's Virgins, but shaped into more melancholic, ultraviolet hues. Its power accrues as it unfolds. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, the album was assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir and woodwinds being woven into the mix, then molded and disfigured through complex programming. The effect is similar to hearing some ancient strain of sacred music corrupted by encryption. Hecker admits to thinking about ideas like ''iturgical aesthetics after Yeezus'and the'transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune' during its creation.