Tim Hecker Readies New Album for Kranky

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Following 2011's excellent Ravedeath, 1972 album and his collaborative record with Daniel Lopatin, Instrumental Tourist, Canadian noise auteur Tim Hecker has shared the details of his next solo release for Chicago label Kranky. The 12-track Virgins was recorded throughout Montreal, Seattle, and Reykjavik (where Hecker also worked on Ravedeath), and is said to employ a "wider, almost 'percussive'" sound palette with the use of synths, pianos, and woodwinds. It also states in a press release that Virgins "remains committed to a painterly form of musical abstraction, [and] is also a record of restrained composition recorded live primarily in intimate studio rooms," with assistance from Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and others. Hecker's latest LP is set to arrive on October 14, but will be preceded by Kranky's issuing of Mirages, the artist's 2004 album, as a vinyl release for the first time on September 16. But before either record appears, the artwork and tracklist for Virgins can be found below.

1. Prism
2. Virginal I
3. Radiance
4. Live Room
5. Live Room Out
6. Virginal II
7. Black Refraction
8. Incense at Abu Ghraib
9. Amps, Drugs, Harmonium
10. Stigmata I
11. Stigmata II
12. Stab Variation