Tim Hecker Returns with Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker Returns with <i>Ravedeath, 1972</i>
Vancouver, BC-born, Montreal-based composer Tim Hecker is one of the most notable figures in modern ambient and drone. The beloved sound sculptor released his last album, An Imaginary Country, in 2009 and followed it up with a reissue of debut album Haunt Me earlier this year. He's clearly spent 2010 working on new material, as 2011 will see the release of a new studio LP.

The record is called Ravedeath, 1972 and based on the track titles, it sounds like a particularly morose affair. Songs like "Hatred of Music: I-II," "Analog Paralysis, 1978" and "Studio Suicide, 1980" suggest there is a seriously bummed-out dude behind the washes of noise and swirling soundscapes.

Kranky will issue Ravedeath, 1972 on February 14. The artist will also spend a portion of his December on tour in Europe, the dates of which are available below.

Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.

Ravedeath, 1972:

1. "The Piano Drop"

2. "In the Fog: I-III"

3. "No Drums"

4. "Hatred of Music: I-II"

5. "Analog Paralysis, 1978"

6. "Studio Suicide, 1980"

7. "In the Air: I-III"

Tour dates:

 12/1 London, England - Luminaire

12/2 Bristol, England - Arnolfini

12/3 Minehad, England - All Tomorrow's Parties

12/6 Manchester, England - Islington Mill

12/10 Geneva, Switzerland - Presences Electroniques Festival