Tim Hecker – Suffocation Raga for John Cale

April 12, 2012

You may, or may not know that I’m a fan of both John Cale and Tim Hecker. I was therefore very glad to find out that the latter was ‘reworking’ material of the former artist for a special record store day release, a collection of remixed tracks from John Cale’s Extra Playful EP. It feature a range of musicians including Tim Hecker and Leyland Kirby and is being put out on Double Six records.

The standard Tim Hecker sound is there. Slowly droning along, without ever giving any glimpse of moving beyond a crawling pace. It’s a rich, industrial soundscape full of texture and depth. That’s why I find his work so utterly compelling. It never tries to be anything outrageous or challenging, but somehow manages to come across as completely intriguing. The true genius of the work is present in the smallest and most subtle details.

Double Six Records

 

 

 

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