Tim Hecker – “Amps, Drugs, Mellotron”
“Amps, Drugs, Harmonium” was one of the few moments on drone god Tim Hecker’s Virgins that was just purely pretty as opposed to being pretty while also making your ears bleed. It was also one of the best spots on one of the most adored experimental albums of 2013. Now for his contribution to the Adult Swim singles series, Hecker has offered up this alternate take on that song, here titled “Amps, Drugs, Mellotron.” Though it definitely sounds different, the new track shares that same gentle quality with its predecessor, something that was rare on an album otherwise filled with sounds as big as glaciers. Listen to both below, or play them at the same time because that sounds pretty amazing, too.
Virgins is out now via Kranky/Paper Bag.