Hecker, Tim / Radio Amor
Album: Radio Amor   Collection:General
Artist:Hecker, Tim   Added:Aug 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-19 Pull Date: 2018-10-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 21 Oct 7 Sep 23 Sep 9 Aug 26
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 20, 2018: Narnia
Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
4. Sep 21, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Trade Winds, White Heat
2. Oct 04, 2018: Being as an ocean
Trade Winds, White Heat
5. Sep 05, 2018: Brownian Motion
Song Of The Highwire Shrimper
3. Sep 22, 2018: Music Casserole
Careless Whispers
6. Aug 25, 2018: Narnia
The Star Compass

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2018-08-12
Ambient/experimental. Staticky, tense ambient music. This is actually one of Tim Hecker’s earliest albums, dating back to 2003. It feels like a precursor to Ravedeath 1972--less polished and frankly less beautiful, but the same kind of aesthetic. It’s less intense than Tim’s later work, and much less dissonant. If you like restrained staticky drony stuff, then there is a lot on this album to love.

Try 1, 2, 8. If you want something quiet, 10 is nice.

1. “Song of the Highwire Shrimper” (7:24): Agitated piano over tumultuous static background.
2. “(They Call Me) Jimmy” (4:52): Tense quivering sound.
3. “Spectral” (8:09): A bit quieter and more unstructured than previous tracks, particularly in the second half.
4. “I’m Transmitting Tonight” (5:16): Staticky rumbling. Piano adds a bit of melody.
5. “7000 Miles” (5:43): Hissing, muttering, like perturbations in the atmosphere.
6. “Shipyard of La Ceiba” (1:56): Bouncier, with lots of jagged synth.
7. “Careless Whispers” (5:11): Low frequencies struggling to escape from beneath a layer of static. Feels quite watery.
8. “The Star Compass” (4:49): Crackly high notes which remind me of stars.
9. “Azure Azure” (10:34): Gritty and staticky in the beginning, before mellowing out into a tense drone.
10. “Trade Winds, White Heat” (4:24): Very calm. Light articulated piano with hissing in the background.

Track Listing
1. Song Of The Highwire Shrimper   6. Shipyard Of La Ceiba
2. They Call Me Jimmy   7. Careless Whispers
3. Spectral   8. The Star Compass
4. I'm Transmitting Tonight   9. Azure Azure
5. 7000 Miles   10. Trade Winds, White Heat