Rarely do I hear music that makes me stop what I’m doing, sit down, and listen. On even rarer occasions do I stop what I’m doing, sit down, turn off all the lights and listen with closed eyes. This would be one of those occasions.
Tim Hecker is an electronic musician. However, for this track (and for lots of his new album) he incorporated live instrumentation. Good luck trying to figure out what bits are human and which are beamed straight from an alien planet. Either way, this is one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard this year.