DOWNLOAD: Tim Hecker - Chimeras (MP3)

Tim Hecker, gettin down!
Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works... focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. The New York Times has described his work as "foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole". His Harmony in Ultraviolet received critical acclaim, including being recognized by Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006... He currently resides in Montreal.

Tim Hecker (also known as Jetone) will headline the latest installment of the Wordless Music Series, bringing two nights of his electronic ambient to Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. The shows are Dec 4th (TONIGHT- tix here) and Dec 5th (tix here). According to his own gigography, these two nights mark his 4th (and 5th) appearance in the NYC-area. He played CMJ in 2001, Bowery Ballroom with Isis in December 2004, and most recently, he played the Issue Project Room in 2007, just a few weeks before it closed down its old location.

Tim is currently readying his new album, An Imaginary Country, due on Kranky in February 2009 ("probably"). He recently released Fantasma Parasite on alien8 records, a collaboration with another ambient-noise-leaning canuck, Aidan Baker (also of Nadja). Stream the whole thing.

Kranky Records was recently showcased at the Brainwaves festival in Boston. Stars Of The Lid was there and also performed a 'Wordless' show at Le Poisson Rouge while they were on this coast.

Nadja is currently touring the Europe, and will again in the new year. All tour dates are below...

Tim Hecker - 2008 Tour Dates
December 4 - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
December 5 - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

December 4 2008 ZdB, Lisbon
December 5 2008 Fábrica de Som, Porto
December 6 2008 Central Pub, Bragança
December 7 2008 Festival Articulo, Avilés
December 8 2008 Hellraiser, Leon
December 10 2008 Utopia, Sevilla
December 11 2008 El Perro, Madrid
December 12 2008 Aurki, Bilbao
December 13 2008 Sound Of Silence, San Sebastian
January 7 2009 Circolo Magnolia, Milan
January 15 2009 Klub 007, Prague
January 16 2009 CRK, Wroclaw
January 17 2009 Kapu, Linz
January 19 2009 Rhiz, Vienna
January 21 2009 Sonic Ballroom, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
January 22 2009 Jubez, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
January 23 2009 AZ Conni, Dresden, Sachsen
January 24 2009 Schokoladen, Berlin
January 25 2009 Club Bingo, Kiev
February 6 2009 tba, Riga
February 7 2009 tba, Talinn
February 13 2009 DOM, Moscow