Tim Hecker releases new Love Streams track, ‘Castrati Stack’

Tim Hecker releases new Love Streams track, ‘Castrati Stack’




Love Streams – April 8th 2016

Tim Hecker photographed by Todd Cole

Tim Hecker‘s forthcoming album, Love Streams, is released on April 8th 2016. His debut record for 4AD, the notorious electronic composer today releases the first taste from the album, a track entitled ‘Castrati Stack’.
Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, Love Streamswas assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir and woodwinds being woven into the mix, then molded and disfigured through complex programming. ‘Castrati Stack’ continues to showcase Hecker’s remarkable ability to find balance between the raucous dissonance and a meditative lament that has long marked his works.
Accompanying the release of the track comes a video from Brett Stabler, which can be viewed below.


‘Castrati Stack’ (Official Video)
Directed by Brett Stabler

Tim Hecker – Love Streams
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Obsidian Counterpoint
Music of the Air

Bijie Dream

Live Leak Instrumental
Violet Monumental I
Violet Monumental II
Up Red Bull Creek
Castrati Stack
Voice Crack
Collapse Sonata
Black Phase


The Love Streams sessions took place throughout 2014 and 2015 at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland – where parts of both previous albums Virgins and Ravedeath, 1972 were tracked – with Hecker reuniting with the same crew of collaborators from Virgins (Kara-Lis Coverdale, Grimur Helgason) and bolstered by the Icelandic Choir Ensemble, whose vocal arrangements were scored by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson.


Tim Hecker will present Love Streams at live shows throughout 2016, and has added further dates to his calendar, including two UK appearances in Glasgow and Manchester. See below for a full list of dates.


April 7 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Union
April 14 – NEW YORK, NY, Warsaw
April 15 – CHICAGO, MI, Empty Bottle
May 5 – LONDON, St John’s Sessions
May 7 – KREMS, Donau Festival
May 9 – BRAGA, Gnration
May 10 – LISBON, Teatro Maria Matos
May 12 – BERLIN, Berghain
May 13 – DEN HAAG, Korzo Theatre
May 14 – GENEVA, La Gravière
May 15 – GLASGOW, St. Lukes
May 16 – MANCHESTER, Academy
May 19-21 – DURHAM, NC, Moog Festival
June 11 – TORONTO, ON, Unsound Toronto at Laminate Festival


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Tim Hecker releases new Love Streams track, ‘Castrati Stack’