Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972 (kranky)

Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972 (kranky) - Recorded in Iceland on July 21, 2010 at Reykjavik's Frikirkjan Church, Tim Hecker utilizes pipe organ, computer, synthesizer, piano, microphone, and guitar amp feedback to portray how music in its pure form is under attack in a digital age. Serene echoes of organ are confronted by artificial noises, which worm their way into the hallowed halls and ultimately take control. As time passes, the tide slowly turns. The electronics seem to lull into a state of paralysis and death, allowing Air to once again to fill the organ with life. Nearly Highly Recommended. 3 4 9 11