Tim Hecker - Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again 2xLP
Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again was the first in a series of releases that would establish Tim Hecker as a master of sonic conjuration, manipulating sounds into something living and breathing. With a monochromatic palette of fractured samples, expansive washes and textural drones, Hecker never forgets the basic tenets of composition. As sublime and very subtle forms, delicate melodies of just a few slowly repeated notes swell to the surface only to quietly retreat into the many diaphanous folds. His rhythmic elements appear in the form of time-stretching samples into brittle, repetitive chunks that flicker in and out with dense rumbles. A gorgeous work of epic abstraction, Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again sounds as fresh today as when it was first released in 2001. It's easy to see how much modern music was foreshadowed by this album and Hecker's beautiful, hazy soundscapes.