Tim Hecker + Daniel Lopatin / Instrumental Tourist
Album: Instrumental Tourist   Collection:General
Artist:Tim Hecker + Daniel Lopatin   Added:Jan 2013
Label:Software Studio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-01-26 Pull Date: 2013-03-31
Week Ending: Mar 31 Mar 3 Feb 17 Feb 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 27, 2015: priced to sell
Scene From A French Zoo, Uptown Psychedelia
4. Feb 14, 2013: minimum entropy ii
Vaccination No. 2, Ritual For Consumption, Instrumental Tourist, Grey Geisha, Racist Drone, Grm Blue Ii, Grm Blue I, Whole Earth Tascam, Instrusions, Vaccination (For Thomas Mann), Scene From A French Zoo, Uptown Psychedelia
2. Mar 30, 2013: The Base of A Dream is Empty
Vaccination (For Thomas Mann)
5. Jan 31, 2013: minimum entropy ii
Vaccination (For Thomas Mann), Scene From A French Zoo, Uptown Psychedelia
3. Mar 02, 2013: Airtest
Grey Geisha

Album Review
Alexander stork
Reviewed 2013-01-24
Instrumental Tourist (2012)
A ponderous ambient experimental drone work. Harsher for the first half, softer for the second.

1: Glitchy. Sounds of electricity pulsing through a city. Powerful guitar strums. The trip begins.
2: You know how French speak very nasally? Imagine that same quality except in Electronic Music. Mournful Dark and Brooding.
3: * A very cavernous sound. Echoes go on and on. The title applies to Thomas Mann and his theory of spiritual sicknesses which can actually provide positive outcomes for the spiritually restless. Come and take your medicine, all ye seekers!
4: The Glitch is back. And it's aggressive. This is truly an intrusive track. But 100 seconds in it mellows out and really starts to build to something interesting.
5: First track with vocals for texture. Repetitive and haunting. TASCAM is the corporation that invented the first mass produced multitrack recorders for musicians.
6: Strange juxtaposition with the next track. Short with acoustic instruments.
7: Totally electric. Noisy. Chaotic. Cacaphonic. Slows down towards the end but still maintains the cacophony. Haunting voice samples like track 5 appear as well.
8: Tons of sounds in this one. Electronic flowing, the cavernous echo sound, and the treble almost sounds like birds. One of the stranger tracks.
9: * A dulcet oriental track. Not as chaotic as the rest. A real change in tone for the album.
10: *Tuning in. Okay. We got it. Broadcasting now. A short and sweet one. Very relaxing texture.
11: The Glitch is very understated here. Smooth and cosmic. The whole tone of the album has shifted after GRM Blue. A few harp plucks and more electrons that sound like waterfalls.
12: Second round of medicine. Are we cured yet?

Track Listing
1. Uptown Psychedelia   7. Grm Blue Ii
2. Scene From A French Zoo   8. Racist Drone
3. Vaccination (For Thomas Mann)   9. Grey Geisha
4. Instrusions   10. Instrumental Tourist
5. Whole Earth Tascam   11. Ritual For Consumption
6. Grm Blue I   12. Vaccination No. 2