Float Tank Broadcast February 10th,2017: Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath 1972

Written by on February 10, 2017



Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath, 1972 

“Written Winter 2010 in Montreal and Banff

Recorded July 21, 2010 at Frikirkjan Church, Reykjavik, Iceland

Engineered by Ben Frost and Paul Coreley

Written for computer, pipe organ, synthesizer, piano, microphone and guitar amp feedback

Additional piano by Ben Frost

Mastered by James Plotkin

Cover artwork courtesy MIT Museum

Artwork layout by David Nakamato

Thanks to Ben, Paul, Lawrence, Alina, Valgeir & Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik” – from liner notes



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Tim’s music provides a very medicinal listening experience. With a lack of “hit singles”, this album flows together as one entity, dipping in and out of different soundscapes. All though each track has it’s own special flavor, the album is very cohesive from start to finish. From the opening gut churning gate arpeggios on The Piano Drop to the wailing drones of In the Air III that bring the album to its terminus, Ravedeath, 1972 is sure to send chills down anyone’s spine.


~Casey McCarthy







  • intro & outro vocal excerpt is from NFB film "The Quiet Zone"
  • The Piano Drop
    Tim Hecker
    Ravedeath, 1972
  • In the Fog: I-III
  • No Drums
  • Hatred of Music : I-II
  • Analog Paralysis, 1978
  • Studio Suicide, 1980
  • In the Air: I-III

  • Show Notes & Show Blogs


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