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Review: Tim Hecker Says Hello 2 Heaven on ‘Love Streams’

Though the former might be a slightly more recognizable name in North America, convention-defying experimental musicians Tim Hecker and Ben Frost have long represented…
Zach Kelly / April 5, 2016

Tim Hecker Darkens Your Weekday With Moody ‘Black Phase’

Canadian ambient composer and sound designer Tim Hecker has returned with "Black Phase," the final teaser of his upcoming album Love Streams, and it's only a shade less creepy than…
Anna Gaca / March 30, 2016

Interpol’s Upcoming Remix Album to Feature Panda Bear, Tim Hecker, and More

Interpol are celebrating Record Store Day with an LP of remixes from their 2014 album El Pintor, and today the cerebral post-punk outfit detailed the upcoming release. They already…
James Grebey / March 10, 2016

Tim Hecker Shares Creepy ‘Castrati Stack’

Last month, Tim Hecker announced new record Love Streams, which features Kara-Lis Coverdale and Grímur Helgason, the same collaborators who worked on his 2013 album Virgins,…
Rachel Brodsky / February 19, 2016

Polaris Prize 2014 Short List: Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, More

The Polaris Music Prize, which names the best album of the year by a Canadian artist, announced its annual short list of nominees Tuesday morning.
Colin Joyce / July 15, 2014

Tim Hecker Disassembles Majical Cloudz for ‘Savage’ Remix

Aside from a few performances, Canadian ambient composer Tim Hecker has mostly laid low since the release of his Essential 2013 album Virgins. But now…
Colin Joyce / June 30, 2014

Sample Unsound’s ‘Ephemera’ Installation Featuring Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, Kode9

New Yorkers are accustomed to strange smells — including that mysterious wave of maple syrup that periodically wafts across the city — but that's nothing…
Philip Sherburne / April 4, 2014

Tim Hecker Remixes the Field’s ‘No. No…’ and It’s Glorious

Two beloved left-field electronic maestros released standout albums last year: Swedish techno-dreamweaver the Field delivered the sublime Cupid's Head, and ambient opus-maker Tim Hecker created…
Chris Martins / March 14, 2014

SPIN’s 20 Best Avant Albums of 2013

The year in desolate noise, fuzzy ambient, out jazz, synth tapes, fiery cello improv, bleaktronics, noise-pop, euphoric sax, Hasidic doom metal, and more — a.k.a.,…
Christopher R. Weingarten / December 16, 2013

Read SPIN’s ARTPOP Issue: Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Basquiat, Yoko Ono, DONDA, Tim Hecker, More

Our November iPad issue explores the current collision between music and contemporary art — Lady Gaga going over the moon for Koons, Jay Z rapping…
SPIN Staff / November 15, 2013

Tim Hecker Conducts Harrowing, Thrilling Drone Warfare on His New Masterpiece, ‘Virgins’

At the risk of falling prey to the Intentional Fallacy, it seems safe to surmise that Tim Hecker was working through some shit on his…
Philip Sherburne / October 15, 2013

Tim Hecker: Attack of the Drones

"I'm happy to show you these turds," beams Tim Hecker, a six-foot-tall beanpole with angelic eyes and a devilish smile.Surrounded by an orderly half-circle of…
Christopher R. Weingarten / October 10, 2013

20 Albums You Can Hear Now: Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Cass McCombs, Dismemberment Plan, More

Clear your schedule: We've collected streams of brand new albums by Pearl Jam, Cass McCombs, the Dismemberment Plan, the Head and the Heart, Tim Hecker,…
Kyle McGovern / October 9, 2013

Tim Hecker Shares Full, Style-Transforming Ambient Tapestry ‘Virgins’

Tim Hecker has sacrificed his Virgins a week early. The ambient wizard's new album isn't officially out until October 14, but NPR is streaming the…
Kyle McGovern / October 7, 2013

Watch Tim Hecker’s Mesmerizing ‘Black Refraction’

Tim Hecker's upcoming seventh album is preoccupied with purity. First, there's the title: Virgins. Then, there's the sound, which melds Hecker's unique brand of ambient…
Kyle McGovern / September 26, 2013

Kranky Records Celebrates 20 Years With Alumni-Packed Chicago Shows

Esteemed Chicago indie label Kranky Records is a year away from legal drinking age, and its founders are celebrating with a slew of hometown shows.The…
Dan Reilly / September 12, 2013

Stream Tim Hecker’s Chillingly Chaste ‘Virginal II’

Last month, Tim Hecker warned that his next album would feature "some pieces [that] go off the rails before forming into anything." Now we have the…
Kyle McGovern / August 27, 2013

Tim Hecker Veers ‘Off the Rails’ on New Album ‘Virgins’

Tim Hecker will return this fall with a brand new album. The ambient maestro's latest full-length is titled Virgins and it's due October 14 via Kranky;…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin, ‘Instrumental Tourist’ (Software)

When Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a., Oneohtrix Point Never) and Tim Hecker performed together at this year's Unsound Festival in Krakow, it seemed like they might bring…
Philip Sherburne / November 26, 2012