Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – “Uptown Psychedelia”

If the world of experimental synth-drone music can be said to have any stars, then two of the brightest are Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin, the latter of whom records as Oneohtrix Point Never. And now the two have gotten together to record an instrumental LP called Instrumental Tourist. (If you ask me, they should’ve called it Watch The Drone.) According to a press release, the sounds on the album come from “a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally-sourced ‘Instruments of the World,'” and the duo improvised wherever possible. Below, check out the album’s tracklist and listen to the queasily spaced-out opening track “Uptown Psychedelia.”

01 “Uptown Psychedelia”
02 “Scene From A French Zoo”
03 “Vacinnation For Thomas Mann”
04 “Instrusions”
05 “Whole Earth Tascam”
06 “GRM Blue II”
07 “GRM Blue III”
08 “Racist Drone”
09 “Grey Geisha”
10 “Instrumental Tourist”
11 “Ritual For Consumption”
12 “Vaccination”

Instrumental Tourist is out 11/20 on the new Software Recording Co. imprint SSTUDIOS, which will focus on collaborations like this one.