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Tim Hecker announces new album, Love Streams

The ambient master is releasing his “more melancholic, ultraviolet” follow-up to 2013’s Virgins

Tim Hecker, most famously known for his ambient work put out through Kranky Records, is readying his first release through 4AD: Love Streams, set for release 8 April.

The album will feature two previous collaborators, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Grímur Helgason, and the Icelandic Choir Ensemble. Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has scored the vocal arrangements, and the LP was recorded over two years at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik.

In a press release, Hecker has said he considered “liturgical aesthetics after Yeezus“, the”transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune,” and “the ubiquity and nihilism of streaming of all forms of life” while recording the album.

See the artwork and album tracklisting below.

01. Obsidian Counterpoint
02. Music of the Air
03. Bijie Dream
04. Live Leak Instrumental
05. Violet Monumental I
06. Violet Monumental II
07. Up Red Bull Creek
08. Castrati Stack
09. Voice Crack
10. Collapse Sonata
11. Black Phase

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