Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
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Based on 16 reviews
2011 Ratings: #13 / 919
Year End Rank: #33
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Based on 258 ratings
2011 Ratings: #11
February 15, 2011 / Release Date
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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.

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.

laz456
95
Ok what this is so good.
TreyLikesBands
86
Great

This is SUCH good reading music. Makes me want to read more often, and that's completely insane!

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WhatTheFunk
98
In November 1972, a group of MIT students decided, without any foundation, to throw a piano from the top of a building. The photos and videos are responsible for immortalizing this event. Decades later, Tim Hecker is left with a picture of this action in his hands. The snapshot freezing time for immortality then awakens the composer. The Canadian has always needed a revelation to lead to the design. "Ravedeath, 1972" is an experience that is lived. We are enveloped by a vaporous ... read more
amygoodall
84
MAN!
nag
97
melancholic sentence to set mood but not actually say anything here

most music usually feels either more ethereal or just foggy but i feel this album manages to do both, i tend to get lost in this album and just kinda think about things, or just read sometimes, perfect atmosphere somehow managing pacing that works really well leads itself into being one of my absolute favorite albums.
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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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