Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 14 reviews
2011 Rank: #4 / 717
USER SCORE
85
Based on
52 ratings

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100
musicOMH

It's certainly among his most concentrated and well crafted works - the best since Harmony In Ultraviolet and arguably the most successful of them all.

90
No Ripcord

The record is awash with the feeling of isolation and teaming with crushing amplified annihilation.

86
Pitchfork

The notion of music as a cheapened, battered object, touches nearly every aspect of Ravedeath, 1972, a dark and often claustrophobic record that is arguably Hecker's finest work to date.

70
PopMatters

Ravedeath, 1972 is so amorphous and ungraspable this way that it ranks as Hecker’s most disorienting record, and therefore, perhaps, his scariest.

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Tom Simmons
81
Fav Tracks: The Piano Drop, In The Fog I, In The Fog II, Analog Paralysis 1978, Studio Suicide, In The Air II, In The Air I, In The Air III
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Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1972 builds a captivating story filled with serenity and masochism, as there are moments on the album where bipolar textures collide and ascend that result in something hauntingly beautiful.
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DETAILS

February 15, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Drone / Genres
www.sunblind.net / Website
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# 9 - Cokemachineglow
# 2 - Drowned in Sound
# 13 - musicOMH
# 23 - No Ripcord
# 29 - Obscure Sound
# 48 - One Thirty BPM
# 36 - Pazz and Jop
# 30 - Pitchfork
# 48 - PopMatters
# 21 - Prefix
# 28 - SPIN
# 3 - The Quietus
# 11 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 30 - Uncut
Track List
  1. The Piano Drop 
  2. In the Fog: I 
  3. In the Fog: II 
  4. In the Fog: III 
  5. No Drums 
  6. Hatred of Music: I 
  7. Hatred of Music: II 
  8. Analog Paralysis, 1978 
  9. Studio Suicide, 1980 
  10. In the Air: I 
  11. In the Air: II 
  12. In the Air: III
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