TIM HECKER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM NO HIGHS

Supplied By Tim Hecker
Supplied By Tim Hecker

ARRIVING VIA KRANKY 7TH APRIL

EUROPEAN LIVE DATES ALSO ANNOUNCED

LISTEN TO “LOTUS LIGHT

The latest by Canadian composer Tim Hecker serves as a beacon of unease against the deluge of false positive capitalist ambient currently in vogue. Whether taken as warning or promise, No Highs delivers – this is music of austerity and ambiguity, purgatorial and seasick. A jagged anti-relaxant for our medicated age, rough-hewn and undefined.

Morse code pulse programming flickers like distress signals while a gathering storm of strings, noise, and low-end looms in the distance. Processed electronics shiver and shudder against pitch-shifting assemblages of crackling voltage, mantric horns (including exquisite modal sax by Colin Stetson), and cathedral keys. Throughout, the pieces both accrue and avoid drama, more attuned to undertow than crescendo. Hecker mentions “negation” as a muse of sorts – the sense of tumult without bombast, tethered ecstasies, an escape from escapism. His is an antagonism both brusque and beguiling, devoid of resolution, beckoning the listener ever deeper into its greyscale alchemies of magisterial disquiet.

No Highs track list:

1. Monotony 
2. Glissalia
3. Total Garbage
4. Lotus Light
5. Winter Cop
6. In your Mind
7. Monotony II
8. Pulse Depression
9. Anxiety
10. Sense Suppression
11. Living Spa Water

EUROPEAN LIVE DATES:

08/04: Brussels, BE – BRDCST @ AB Theatre tickets

09/04: The Hague, NL – Rewire @ Amare tickets

14/04: Prague, CZ – MeetFactory tickets

15/04: Oslo, NO – Parkteatret tickets

16/04: Bergen, NO – Landmark tickets

18/04: Berlin, DE – Volksbühne

19/04: Athens, GR – Java tickets

20/04: Lisbon, PT – Culturgest tickets

21/04: Braga, PT – gnration tickets

22/04: Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz PRE-HUMAN tickets

24/04: Udine, IT – Cas*Aupa x Far East Film Festival

27/04: London, UK – Fabric tickets

28/04: Budapest, HU – House of Music

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