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.