Tim Hecker, Daniel LopatinInstrumental Tourist

Label:Software (2) – SFT017-6l
Series:Software Studio Series – SSTUDIOS 01
CD, Album
Style:Abstract, Drone, Ambient, Experimental


1Uptown Psychedelia5:58
2Scene From A French Zoo4:59
3Vaccination (For Thomas Mann)5:52
5Whole Earth Tascam5:00
6GRM Blue I0:51
7GRM Blue II5:48
8Racist Drone5:39
9Grey Geisha4:18
10Instrumental Tourist3:19
11Ritual For Consumption4:45
12Vaccination No. 23:13

Companies, etc.


  • EngineerAl Carlson
  • Engineer [Special Assistance]Paul Corley
  • Graphic DesignRob Carmichael (2)
  • Mastered ByJames Plotkin
  • ProducerDaniel Lopatin
  • Producer, Mixed ByTim Hecker
  • Sitar [Eventide Modal], Synthesizer [Clavia Nord Modular], Saxophone [Vapour], Effects [Lexicon Unity], Electronics [Amplifier Expansion]Hecker*
  • Synthesizer [Alesis Ion], Performer [Monks], Lap Steel Guitar [Ur-Do Lapsteel], Synthesizer [Juno 60], Koto, Electronics [FM Wand]Lopatin*


Recorded April 18-20, 2012 at Gary's Electric, Brooklyn, New York - Mixed June 2012 in Montreal, Quebec

℗ & © 2012 Software under exclusive licence to Mexican Summer under exclusive licence to V2 Music Ltd T/A Cooperative Music.

Series number:
SSTUDIOS 01 (sleeve)
SSTUDIOS01 (disc label)

Issued in gatefold cardboard sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (UPC): 184923201727
  • Matrix / Runout: [Universal logo] 06025 371 845-7 01 C 53130972
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould text): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L016
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0142
  • Pressing Plant ID: B

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Instrumental Tourist (CDr, Album, Numbered, Promo)Software (2)noneUS2012
Instrumental Tourist (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered)Software (2), Software (2)SFT017, SFT 017 DBL LPUS2012
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Instrumental Tourist (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Misprint, Numbered)Software Studio Series, Software Studio SeriesSFT017, SFT 017 DBL LPUS2012



  • Escherichia's avatar
    Edited 11 years ago
    "Intrusions" is definitely my favourite piece on this album (which, I should add, is full of highlights). I think it perfectly encapsulates the collaboration: a haunting, stunning melody book-ended by harsh, sputtering bursts of static and other tones. Overall the record is nostalgic, gorgeous, and unsettling all at once -- highly recommended to anyone who likes either Hecker or Lapotin as individual artists, or fans of ambient/abstract music as a whole.
    •'s avatar
      Agree. Very interesting collaboration. It's like total mess materialised in something beautiful on every track. And it's back to the mess again and again the nice melody come to the top. It's like the struggle of harsh drones and airy synths all the time. Very good ambient album, indeed.
      • ambitscope's avatar
        this is a great album i love the track racist Drone top album 10/10


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