Tim Hecker ‎– Ravedeath, 1972

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The Piano Drop
In The Fog: I-II
In The Fog: III
No Drums
Hatred Of Music: I
Hatred Of Music: II
Analog Paralysis, 1978
Studio Suicide, 1980
In The Air: I-III

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
krank154 Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972(2xLP, Album) Kranky krank154 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Kranky none US 2011
krank154 Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972(CD, Album) Kranky krank154 US 2011 Sell This Version
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jesunik90

jesunik90

August 18, 2017
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154
Tim Hecker has been on heavy rotation on author’s playlist. The music can be defined concisely as beautiful rendition of rough soundscapes which subsit in the milieu of drone, horns, piano and noise elements. Heavy drones are implemented wherever, the artist felt it necessary, the music gives the listener a calm feeling in the midst of this wonderful chaos of soundscapes. Rave Death is no exception to above detailed summary of Hecker’s music adventure.

Ravedeath, 1972 has two series based tracks i.e. In the fog and Hatred of music. With Hatred of music, we dwell into the most haunting side of this album. There are quite moments in this album too with less noise. But for the most part, it’s the noise textured music that steals the show. This album's a heavy and huge and it consolidates its other two counterparts – Harmony in ultraviolet and An Imaginary country
hafler3o

hafler3o

March 8, 2017
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 12xFile, FLAC, Album, none

Lots of interesting reviews here. I'd just like to add that as a fan of atmospheric / ambient / arty! music I found this album to be a most refreshing and interesting listen. I was expecting some droney, clicky, sample-heavy sound 'drapes' with a confetti of overused digital editing. What I got was a slowly evolving aural feast somewhat akin to early Popol Vuh ('Garden Of Pharaohs' organ) meets Mogwai ('Zidane..' heavy guitar) so if you like that kind of (no) groove, this could be just for you. The title is silly though...
doncurtis

doncurtis

May 26, 2016
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154

Tim Hecker's music speaks for itself. It might be not easy for the ordinary listener to get into the heavy ambient drone sounds of this Canadian composing wizard, but if you are willing to give him a chance, you will experience soundscapes that will challenge your imagination like no other artist will. Distorted, dark, intense, haunting, soul crushingly beautiful, there is so much emotion, detail and drama hidden beneath the soundscapes of this album, it will feed your soul like...a never-ending poem full of hope, heartbreak and nostalgia. Probably best listened to on a clear cold night when you can look out your window and see the stars.
mlorbera

mlorbera

April 1, 2016
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154
It really frustrates me that they split In the Fog and, especially, Hatred of Music, across 2 sides of vinyl.. I would prefer if they shuffled the tracklisting to make it work.. Also not the best pressing, it arrived new with some surface noise and a few pops. All said though, fantastic album not to be missed
giullare

giullare

March 27, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154
..... for me is the BEST album of Tim Hecker....MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kapervisser

kapervisser

October 18, 2014
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154

I liked 'Harmony In Ultraviolet' but this album indeed shows his lack of idea's at this particularly point. It feels like getting stucked and sucked into boredom. It is the same concept as his previous albums but onfortunaly not as good as them. The new album 'Virgins' , again has the same feeling to it but is lot nicer to listen to than this rumble. I really can't understand why people love this album so much as they say they do and i never will. I think it is his worst effort so far. Time to find new inspiration and a new direction maybe, 'Tim Hecker'. I hope his sperical approach of noise will lead to enlightenment but i am affraid it won't. He is trying to make music. He isn't as talented as some people want to believe.
Karmineka

Karmineka

October 11, 2014
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154

This album is very hard to listen... because i have heard the ep dropped pianos released the same year...and that was very nice... but in this i hear an artist who is trying to compete with his fellow artists like ben frost and maybe lawrence english.... but this is a passing era... we will be tuning for the next experimental electronic artists... and im sure there will be lots of them...
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

March 23, 2014
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154
VERY overestimated. Lack of musical ideas, no melody, almost no chords but unbearably much guitar distortion and noise. Wants to be dreamy but is rather a nightmarish record due to the ever-present flow of distortion, there's no calming, contemplating but noise pollution all along... So it is demanding to listen. Very boring and a bit tasteless. Typical younger-generation approach to ambient. It's not easy to make anything new in the genre since it has started some 40 years ago with Tangerine Dream, some Vangelis and others. During the decades we've already heard everything, and everything was better.... Highly UNRECOMMENDED time waster album. Look for others!
tarzan

tarzan

January 14, 2012
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, 2xLP, Album, krank154

Drony, noisy - and yet calm. Highly recommended!
S13

S13

August 27, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Ravedeath, 1972, CD, Album, krank154
Album contains 12 compositions recorded in the Frikirkjan church in Reykjavik applying computer, organs, synthesizer, piano, microphone and guitar amplifier. It is important to mention that while recording famous composer, sound engineer from Australia Ben Frost has worked on this rich, harmonious and high – quality sound. Pulse is felt in music while spacious atmospheres, piercing melodies are dominating. The mature, contribution and devotion of an artist are shown by sequential development of emotionality which leads to euphoria step by step. Subtle and aesthetic noise isn’t tiring, vice versa – it helps to empathize more into works. Strong motives of live sound and ecclesiastical echo – things that creates special feelings.

Definitely it is the masterpiece of modern-days, which pretends to the title of the album of the year.