Stream Tim Hecker's Dropped Pianos

As though we didn't already know Tim Hecker was truly one of the greats, we're given further evidence when his rough sketches hold up as memorable works of art in their own right. His latest release, Dropped Pianos, is a collection of minimal, piano-centered compositions that ended up as the genesis for 2011's zoned in masterpiece, Ravedeath, 1972, and is available for stream below. For fans of Hecker's previous work, Pianos offers an interesting divergence in color. The piano is remarkably exposed in each track and incorporates less of the distorted, sinister edge that plays a vital role in some of Hecker's other notable pieces. His allowance of vulnerability, his willingness to lay himself bare, works in his favor and makes what could have been merely a passing curiosity into a moving document of a visionary hard at work. --Matt Sullivan, Altered Zones

Tim Hecker: Dropped Pianos


Dropped Pianos drops October 10 on Kranky

Tags: tim hecker, audio

Posted by alteredzones on 10/07/2011 at noon.

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