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Tim Hecker

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Montreal, Canada (1996 – present)

Montreal producer Tim Hecker made his initial breakthrough as Jetone, but followed with some incredible work attributed to his born name. This work, released by Alien8 sublabel Substractif beginning in late 2001 with Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It Again, won much acclaim. It also familiarised listeners with the producer himself, and not just because it featured his real name rather than a moniker: Hecker’s self-titled work was much more personal than his Jetone recordings, its ideological characteristics reflecting his interests and its experimental slant similarly reflected his ambitions. For his self-titled recordings, Hecker drew inspiration from pop culture and showcased his ideas within dense collages of found sounds and computer-generated noise. The producer also performed live extensively.

As a graduate student studying digital acoustics and software, Hecker spent years dabbling with electronic music before finally debuting as Jetone in 2000 with Autumnumonia for Pitchcadet. The release interested Force Inc, which released Hecker’s next album as Jetone, Ultramarin, a year later. Following this popular release, he aligned himself with Alien8, an experimental label based in Montreal. He recorded Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It Again for the label’s ambient sub-label, Substractif, and watched it inspire critical praise upon its release in late 2001. The album proved so successful that Substractif released a follow-up EP, My Love Is Rotten to the Core, less than a year later in hopes of building upon the lingering critical buzz surrounding Haunt Me. Hecker then recorded Radio Amor for Mille Plateaux, Force Inc’s experimental ambient sublabel, which released the album in April 2003.

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  • bopapocalypse

    just saw him in portland a week ago playing all new material. was amazing.

    24 Sep 12:56pm Reply
  • Tw1st3d5

    Самый красивый и умиротворяющий эмбиент, который я когда-либо слушал. 10 из 10, просто замечательно.

    21 Sep 7:25pm Reply
  • last_nickname

    Marry me, Tim.

    16 Sep 5:44pm Reply
  • unlogicthing

    I used Incurably Optimistic! in my mixtape. maybe you'll like https://unlogic-thing.bandcamp.com/album/kaleidoscope-special-mix-for-another-music-fm

    16 Sep 9:26am Reply
  • lethalimpulse

    I love you Tim. [6]

    14 Sep 7:45pm Reply
  • darkCcomedy

    Great music.

    8 Sep 8:19pm Reply
  • EishunK

    Thanks Tim

    8 Sep 6:10am Reply
  • last_nickname

    I still love you, Tim.

    7 Sep 9:28pm Reply
  • Hallshaster

    I saw Timtoe screaming out old jokes at The HaHa House 14 years ago. His timing was off and the content was offensive. Glad he started making electrical music because he finally found that funny spot. I've been laughing with the Heck Man since he released "Sweet Sweat-Pit: Another Wet Wallet"

    6 Sep 2:18pm Reply
  • gleichzeitig

    "Tim Hecker killed the concept of music and then frankenstein'd it back to life; the result is beautiful but terrifying." couldn't have said it any better :))

    3 Sep 11:03am Reply
  • Sorbetto13

    Tim Hecker killed the concept of music and then frankenstein'd it back to life; the result is beautiful but terrifying.

    29 Aug 9:46pm Reply
  • m-saIami

    I remember listening to Dropped Pianos every morning during a few weeks in 2011 or 2012...

    28 Aug 10:14pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    soundtrack of my hazy evenings.

    28 Aug 8:13am Reply
  • interhole

    was neues ausgeheckt?

    26 Aug 1:59pm Reply
  • shin70

    muito amor por Radio Amor

    25 Aug 1:27am Reply
  • VL0R1AN

    I'm dying [2]

    19 Aug 7:55pm Reply
  • Artizsz

    I love you Tim. [5]

    4 Aug 9:04pm Reply
  • phlegm-yo

    haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunt me haunts meE

    1 Aug 10:29am Reply
  • innerdrama

    i hate people

    31 Jul 12:25am Reply
  • t0m135

    I love you Tim. [4]

    29 Jul 12:51pm Reply
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