Timothy Heck

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (21 of 27)
Location: Calgary, AB Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,875,415 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 27
The World Is Saved ~ Stina Nordenstam
The World Is Saved ~ Stina Nordenstam
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
comparisons are invidious but imagine a mix of Lisa Germano and Bjork, or a female David Sylvian -- Sweden's Nordenstam is one of alternative pop's hidden treasures, quiet, intelligent, uncompromising.
After a decade willfully out of step with the times, this album is the closest she's come to the indie-(post) rock norm, a fragmented blend of strings, electric guitar and electronics, and her inimitably wistful voice.
Not pushing the envelope as far as on her 1990s' releases, but still an original.
Spacebox ~ Bed
Spacebox ~ Bed
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gentle mutant pop, 14 Dec 2003
Chet Baker collaborating with Steve Reich?
Hard to describe this post-pop excursion with it's sung and played references to West Coast Jazz and delicate systems music, but even though it took me a few listens to be persuaded, this really was one of the few radically orginal pop recordings of 2003.
Kelvingrove Baby ~ Bathers
Kelvingrove Baby ~ Bathers
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Classic, 14 Dec 2003
This Mortal Coil's It'll End In Tears; Scott Walker's Tilt; Mark Hollis' solo album. Very few artists have managed to wed classical influences and forms with all-out romantic balladeering, but The Bathers' Chris Thompson has managed it brilliantly, time and time again.
It's a matter of opinion whether his unique musical vision is best expressed through the various song cycles of Sweet Deceit, Lagoon Blues, Sunpowder, Pandemonia, or this one, but for me Kelvingrove Baby is the summit of his art, not as immediately accessible as Sunpowder, but the one which has best repaid repeated listens over the years, revealing new depths and subtleties at each return.

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