Tim Hecker Shares “Virginal II”

    Tim Hecker has shared the first taste of his new “theological” LP, Virgins. Hecker announced the new album in July, promising less distortion, more clarity, and a theological vision for the album. The first look at Virgins, “Virginal II,” delivers exactly what Hecker promised. It’s a stripped down track with a piano lead, absent much of the fuzz and layering that is synonomous with Hecker. However, the track still retains an emotional minmalism that feels unmistakably Hecker-ian, building through synth pulses and stacatto piano lines into an avalanche of sound before fading away.

    Virgins will be released October 14 via Kranky.