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FutureEverything in association with Now Wave present Tim Hecker + Forest Swords live at St Phillip’s Church, Salford as part of the FutureEverything festival 2012.
On Weds 16th May Tim Hecker will play a rarely-performed concert organ set based on his latest album Ravedeath, 1972 at FutureEverything, using the St. Phillip’s Church pipe organ. This stunning performance, described as “like being sat in a beautiful jet engine” relies on a feedback system between pipe organ and computer, the organ tones are fed into a Max/MSP patch, run through guitar distortion pedals and out through bass amplifiers and the PA system. This unique approach was developed while recording Ravedeath, 1972 in a Reykjavik church with producer Ben Frost.
Hecker’s album made number 2 in Drowned in Sound’s end of year poll, whilst Rocksound noted that “it’s hard to imagine that 2011 will see many finer releases, of any genre.”
Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Kranky, Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His works have been described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates” and “cathedral electronic music”.
At the same event, one-man project Forest Swords (based in The Wirral, Liverpool) will make his much anticipated Manchester debut. Forest Swords’ music reflects the sprawling Wirral landscape of river, coastland and woodland while echoing nearby city Liverpool’s enviable pop history. Foggy grooves rub shoulders with simple, skeletal R’n’B/hip hop influenced beats and snippets of striking melody. The EP Dagger Paths (No Pain in Pop / Olde English Spelling Bee) was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim.
Forest Swords’ first Manchester outing will be in support of his long awaited debut album. The set will preview new tracks as well those from his previous releases.
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