Love Streams

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Moody, atmospheric but actually pretty accessible as far as Tim Hecker records go. This is Hecker's first album for 4AD, a label that seems well suited for this particular release. The music is icy and laced with tonnes of synth resulting in not just droning soundscapes, but also neat little isolated melodies. It's a long way from Ravedeath but I wouldn't bank on a total synth-pop re-invention just yet. Listen to "Violet Monumental II" - Tim Hecker albums are not the sort of thing that can be cut up into individual servings, but if you must dip in then have a listen to this track which is perhaps the best example of Hecker's latest sound.

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