Tim Hecker and Aidan Baker Ready New Album For Alien8

Tim Hecker and Aidan Baker Ready New Album For Alien8
After much patient waiting, Canadian soundscape artists Tim Hecker and Nadja’s Aidan Baker have finally dished the goods on their long-in-the-wings collaborative album. Bearing the title Fantasma Parastasie, the joint effort is set to drop October 14 courtesy of Alien8 and, for those who who love options, comes via four versions.

First, there is the CD version of Fantasma Parastasie, then we have the digital download, followed by the free online stream posted now on Alien8 and, to top it all off, a bone-white vinyl edition. However, there are only 500 copies of that last option being pressed, so you may want to get on that pre-ordering soon.

On the live front, Hecker (who's expected to release his next solo effort An Imaginary Country early next year via Kranky) has a few dates lined up in Canada and in the U.S., and so too does Baker’s ambient doom outfit Nadja, which will be trekking over to Europe as well.

Here are all those dates, as well as the tracklisting for Fantasma Parastasie:

Fantasma Parastasie:

1. "Phantom on a Pedestal”
2. "Hymn to the Idea of Night”
3. "Auditory Spirits”
4. "Skeleton Dance”
5. "Gallery of the Invisible Woman”
6. "Dream of the Nightmare”
7. "Fantasma-Parastasie”

Tim Hecker tour dates:

10/24 Kingston, ON - Tone Deaf Festival
10/25 Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery *
11/8 Torun, Poland - Plateaux Festival
12/4 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (Wordless Music Series) ~
12/5 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (Wordless Music Series) ~

* with Aidan Baker, Pram
~ with the Wordless Music Orchestra

Nadja tour dates:

10/3 Portland, OR - Five Star Theatre *#
10/5 Oakland, CA - i.am.indust2008 Festival
10/6 Oakland, CA - Stork Club #
10/7 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock #
10/8 Los Angeles, CA - Relax Bar #
10/23 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
10/24 Kingston, ON - Tone Deaf Festival
10/25 Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery (Aidan Baker solo) +
10/31 New York, NY - Fontana's
11/9 Lyon, France - Sonic ^
11/11 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie ^
11/14 Augsburg, Germany - Lab30 Festival
11/18 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang ^
11/19 Berlin, Germany - West Germany ^
11/21 Edinburgh, Scotland - Henry's Cellar Bar %
11/23 Bristol, England - The Croft %
11/24 Coventry, England - Taylor Johns House %$
11/25 London, England - Underworld %$
1/21 Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
1/22 Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez
1/23 Dresden, Germany - AZ Conni
1/24 Berlin, Germany - Schokoladen

* with Troum
# with Tecumseh
+ with Tim Hecker, Pram
^ with Picastro
% with Atavist
$ with Satori

Nadja "Stays Demons" (edit)