- Ravedeath, 1972

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 14 reviews
2011 Rank: #4 / 865
USER SCORE
85
Based on
85 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

MarkCooper
87
Tim Hecker does such a nice job with his entire discography. It's so impressive how much time and effort he puts into each release, and yet still manages to put out a new album every couple years. Ravedeath, 1972 is such an important release of his, and really marks his final and most impressive output of that particular era. Virgins is new ground for him, and Ravedeath is a magnificent opus to his previous sound.

Favorite Track: In the Air I
Gupla
91
Ravedeath, 1972 te lleva a todos los lugares posibles, ese ambiente de encuentro espiritual, desvía tu cabeza del sentido más común del cuerpo, el sentir.
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
81
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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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 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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