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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perchance To Dream, 15 Nov 2011
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This review is from: Dropped Pianos (Audio CD)
If you have time on your hands and no particular place to go then
you might do a lot worse than spend a little time in the company of
Tim Hecker and his new album 'Dropped Pianos' whose title belies its
essentially gentle nature. Mr Hecker is a Canadian composer of electronic
music and this collection of nine pieces, each with the prefix 'Sketch',
conjures conjures dream-vistas from the simplest thematic elements but
which carry within them a wide range of textural and emotional variation.

The piano is the main instrument we hear but Mr Hecker's machines transform,
manipulate and enhance the tentative and elusive melodic material into richly
suggestive outlines which impel us to colour-in the spaces, transforming each
'Sketch' into a full-blown landscape. Although not intentionally programmatic
in nature it is almost impossible to listen to this beautiful music without
our minds-eye being alert to the accompanying images rising out of our psyche's
shadowy depths. It is inevitable that what percolates to the surface will be
different for each of us. Our host is much more of a facillitator than a director.

Sometimes the magical ambience is disturbed by darker forces (as in the crackling
bass undertow of 'Sketch 9') but the dominant mood of the album is one of calm,
peaceful oblivion. The Satie-like 'Sketch 7', in particular, is simply sublime.

Highly Recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dropped pianos. Simply wonderful, 6 Jan 2013
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Beautiful album. Highly recommended and somewhat infectious.

It will slowly rope you in. Then there is no escape.

Repeated listening highly recommended.

Very unusual. May not appeal to everybody.

I loved it so much!... Happy days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent counterpart to Ravedeath, 9 July 2012
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I got into this record after I had been listening to Ravedeath for several weeks. Initially I did so by prefacing Ravedeath on my ipod with the first 'sketch'; this enriched the mood and shape of Ravedeath so well that I ended up becoming absorbed by Dropped Pianos.
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