Tim Hecker is a perennial favorite at DECIBELity. The Canadian artist and avant garde sound designer, who currently splits time between Montreal and Los Angeles, has always defied easy categorization— more abrasive than what generally passes for ambient music, and yet far too melodic and pretty to be classed with the noise or drone crowds. Over the course of the last decade and a half, he has consistently pushed into uncharted territories, with results that are usually equal parts beautiful and terrifying. His eighth LP Love Streams, released via 4AD finds him in peak form, marrying harmonic distortion with warped choral arrangements, heavily processed synthesizers and of course lots of noise. Stellar!
“Black Phase” (taken from Love Streams)
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