Drone master Tim Hecker released a foggy video today featuring a track off his upcoming LP, Virgins. As Hecker’s press releases have stated, he has dropped most of his signature fuzziness in exchange for a cleaner, crisper sound on his seventh album. “Black Refraction” perfectly demonstrates this stylistic change, sounding less like a continuation of Ravedeath, 1972 and more like an unreleased track from Deaf Center’s Pale Ravine. Centered around a woozy, looped piano line, the song builds slowly and subtly until it stutters to a jarring halt. Check it out below. Virgins is out October 14th via Kranky/Paper Bag.
By: JJ Posway