In these uncertain times, this album quells my anxiety. It is a calming comfort of a warm cup but that is not to say it doesn't pay off again and again when you deeply listen to it.
Favorite track: Halogen.
A very calming, introspective record. Kudos for totally pulling it off live too, saw her perform at Elevate Festival in Austria and she created some seriously nice vibes.
Favorite track: Helix.
Eric Van Lustbader
A fantastic collection of pieces by a musician unafraid to push the boundaries of music. Unlike a number of experimentalists, Kelly Moran is interested in melody as well as emotion. Should be listened to over and over.
Favorite track: Autowave.
All songs written, performed, and produced by Kelly Moran
Additional production and synth on “Water Music”, “Helix”, and “Nereid” by Daniel Lopatin
Engineered by Gabriel Schuman
Published by Warp Publishing
Mastered by Heba Kadry
Mixed by Chris Tabron at Red Bull Studios, NYC
Photography: Tim Saccenti / Setta Studio
Concept and Creative Direction: Tim Saccenti
Digital Enhancement: Tim Saccenti
Photography, Back Cover: Dina Chang / Setta Studio
Graphic Design: Lafont London
Additional Beauty Retouching, Cover Image: Katharine Hayden
Thanks to Annie Eriksson, Cameron Wisch, Katharine Hayden, Nicholas McMaster, Mario Diaz de Leon, and Juli Odomo
(P) 2018 Warp Records Limited
(C) 2018 Warp Records Limited
Listening to a Tim Hecker album is rarely ever a time to skip between songs or chose one track in the middle to start things off. Saying that, This Life is a perfect way to begin this audio experience. What I love most about this album though is how Tim seems to be evolving as a musician, patiently honing his skills, and fine tuning his craft. His works improve with each progressive album, while new experiments are woven into the tracks, he still manages to retain his signature sound. Jon Vassa