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Hecker, Tim / Dropped Pianos
Album:Dropped Pianos Collection:General
Artist:Hecker, Tim Added:10/2011
Label:Kranky 

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Add Date:2011-11-06 Pull Date:2012-01-08 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-10-31 
Dreamy electronic X. Earlier this year Tim Hecker murdered our charts with the album Ravedeath, 1972. This is the companion piece record and is a bit less chaotic, and accordingly, each track is titled “sketch” followed by a number. The sound is a bit of a departure, with fewer droning, digital layers of noise. In a way the tracks are notably less lush, but it also demonstrates that Tim Hecker can still create beautiful music with a more minimalist approach. All instrumental. For fans of Eluvium.

*1. Lots of keys loop over each other, expansive trippiness and gorgeousness. (7:10)
2. Drifty continuation, sustained notes are put through some reverse effects. (3:58)
3. Short organ/keys interlude without any hook. (1:21)
*4. Sparse, sad, melodic piano piece, ends by quoting some Ravedeath material. (2:57)
5. Piano keys make interplay with each other, dark bass tone underneath, maybe a more focused version of track 1? (4:58)
*6. Cool, pretty feeback interlude. (1:25)
7. An expansion off of #3, hardly a noticeable difference, other than a few distant tinkling pianos late in the track. (3:27)
8. A piano part from a different section of the record recycled but used in a sparse context. (1:43)
9. Echoing pianos and then hypnotic distorted electronic swirling. (5:32)

Track Listing
1.Sketch 1 5.Sketch 5
2.Sketch 2 6.Sketch 6
3.Sketch 3 7.Sketch 7
4.Sketch 4 8.Sketch 8
 9.Sketch 9