Harmony in Ultraviolet

Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2006 Ratings: #19 / 612
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2006 Ratings: #18
October 16, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Drone, Ambient / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic
This is an album that has all the recognizable traits of an electronic album “removed from the human”--laptop-birthed fuzz and drone, a lack of vocals, a masked sense of melody--but is also movingly human.
87
Pitchfork
Latest from the electronic producer refines the sounds of his previous records, creating what is, paradoxically, Hecker's most dramatic and most oceanic album.
80
AllMusic
Wet bass notes and emaciated electric guitars, awash with distortion, crush together with programmed noise and drones, sounds erupt and are then dismissed, fifty minutes of questions and intimations, of resignation and acceptance, but not -- definitely not -- of answers. We'll have to find those ourselves.
80
Tiny Mix Tapes
Like the most epic of Van Halen guitar solos, these songs speak a fascinating harmonic language that gives us reason to listen long after our minds have been blown.
80
PopMatters

As such, Harmony is very likely Hecker’s finest work to date, an album that pulls unlikely beauty out of jarring noise and warbled instrumentation, and that may in fact possess the capacity to interest listeners who had previously bypassed noise as experimental curiosity.

ryanreviews
100
An insanely well layered and mystifying ambient album which stands as one of my favorite of all time. Tim creates a mosaic of shapelessness which is impenetrable.
BuffaloStaple
90
what a guy
amygoodall
86
MAAAAAAAAAAN!
scott96k
84
Chimeras into Dungeoneering is stunning.

(400th album I've rated on this site ayyy)
liammenzies
82
‪God, this was borderline unsettling at points. Hecker managed to maintain this unconventionally tantalising mood for nearly the entire record (those blips without hold it back a point or two) but yeah, this was very impressive.‬
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#14/Pitchfork

MISC LISTS

#9/Pitchfork (Ambient)

Track List

  1. Rainbow Blood
  2. Stags, Aircraft, Kings and Secrataries
  3. Palimpsest (Pt. I)
  4. Chimeras
  5. Dungeoneering
  6. Palimpsest (Pt. 2)
  7. Spring Heeled Jack Flies Tonight
  8. Harmony In Blue (Pt. I)
  9. Harmony In Blue (Pt. 2)
  10. Harmony In Blue (Pt. 3)
  11. Harmony In Blue (Pt. 4)
  12. Radio Spiricom
  13. Whitecaps of White Noise (Pt. I)
  14. Whitecaps of White Noise (Pt. 2)
  15. Blood Rainbow
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