Tim Hecker ‎– Mirages

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Alien8 Recordings ‎– ALIENCD47
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1 Acéphale 4:57
2 Neither More Nor Less 3:10
3 Aerial Silver
Featuring – Christof Migone, Le Fly Pan Am*
3:37
4 Celestina 4:31
5 Counter Attack 2:13
6 The Truth Of Accountants 2:21
7 Aerial Light-Pollution Orange 3:09
8 Non Mollare 1:10
9 Kaito
Guitar – Oren Ambarchi
3:08
10 Balkanize-You 8:37
11 Incurably Optimistic!
Guitar – David Bryant
10:40

Notes

Recorded in Montréal and Ottawa, November 2002 - March 2004.

Packaged in a mini LP, album replica, gatefold card sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 77078 91147 6
  • Barcode (Reader): 777078911476
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW60
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ZP03
  • Matrix / Runout: ALIENCD47 AMT3984R

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ALIENCD47 Tim Hecker Mirages(CD, Album) Alien8 Recordings ALIENCD47 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
krank181 Tim Hecker Mirages(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Kranky krank181 US 2013 Sell This Version

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clamchowder

clamchowder

August 13, 2013
Forthcoming, apparently.
Hemingways_Cat

Hemingways_Cat

July 4, 2011

This NEEDS to pressed on vinyl. That's all.
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 24, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

The distortion and fluttering melodies that marked RADIO AMOR, some of Tim Hecker's best work, make a welcome appearance here on MIRAGES. As a whole, however, MIRAGES also feels slightly less focused than its predecessor. Indeed, the opening track, "Acephale" is almost all shaped distortion before the jittery pianos and backgrounded phone directory of "Neither More Nor Less" emerge. The haunting thrumming continues in "Celestina," but tonal ambience seems to be the focus elsewhere. The sustained sounds of "Aerial Light-Polltion Orange" merges the two in the glow of streetlamps, while "Kaito" stumbles in and out of rhythmical patterns. The final track, "Incurably Optimistic!," with its careful organ, is more contemplative than optimistic, and beautiful nonetheless.
rayro

rayro

September 30, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

If you were a fan of Tim Hecker's earlier works, you'll certainly enjoy this. Swelling granular tones tickled by light distortion create some truly amazing implied melodies, textured by the sounds of voices having travelled long distances (whether by wire or radio frequencies)... Awesome!