Canadian composer, Tim Hecker, will release 'Love Streams' in Canada on April 8th, 2016, and 4AD rest-of-world. The album takes its cues from the avant-classical orchestration and extreme electronic processing of Tim's previous full-length, 2013's Virgins, but shaped into more melancholic, ultraviolet hues. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores (particularly those by Josquin des Prez), transposed to an artificial intelleigence-era language of digital resonance and bright synths, the album was assembled gradually, with layers of studio-tracked keyboards, choir, and woodwinds being woven into the mix, then molded and disfigured through complex programming.
Like hearing some ancient strain of sacred music corrputed by encryption, Hecker admits to thinking about ideas like "liturgical aesthetics after Yeezus" and the "transcendental voice in the age of auto-tune," during its creation.
This is Tim's most beautiful record to date.