Instrumental Tourist
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2012 Ratings: #489 / 928
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
November 20, 2012 / Release Date
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Ambient, Drone / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

It is interesting to see this melting pot of tastes and styles from such prolific experimental artists and it sure makes for an interesting listen.

75
Pitchfork

It's an enjoyable detour, one that affirms how well these producers have honed their approaches to sound. 

70
No Ripcord

Instrumental Tourist offers more proof that these two are undisputed masters in their field, regardless of how necessary a collaborative effort like this really is anyway.

70
Drowned in Sound

Tourist moves like the soundtrack of a sci-fi movie, in which the nomadic main character moves carefully through undiscovered terrain.

70
Beats Per Minute

They’re driving excursions through wastelands of synthy noise, and though Instrumental Tourist inhabits those same realms, its pace is more leisurely, its pulse dulled.

60
Consequence of Sound

Tourist could have benefited from more calculation and an emphasis on the things that have paid dividends for these guys in the past.

60
PopMatters

As an experimental rumination on what these two might be capable of should they collaborate further in the future, Instrumental Tourist is an exciting experience for fans of either artist, let alone both. 

50
FACT Magazine

Too often this record is, if not downright poor, then simply stodgy, unappealing

Nov 22, 2014
Tom Simmons
73
Fav Tracks: Uptown Psychedelia, Racist Drone, Instrumental Tourist, Grey Geisha, Whole Earth Tascam

Least Fav Track: GRM Blue II
END OF YEAR LISTS
#28/Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. Uptown Psychedelia
  2. Scene From a French Zoo
  3. Vaccination (for Thomas Mann)
  4. Intrusions
  5. Whole Earth Tascam
  6. GRM Blue I
  7. GRM Blue II
  8. Racist Drone
  9. Grey Geisha
  10. Instrumental Tourist
  11. Ritual for Consumption
  12. Vaccination no. 2


Added on: November 19, 2012