Editions Mego will release the German experimentalist artist's next album, which features Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani.
The German-born experimental artist (and former linguistics student) is certainly no stranger to high-concept releases. His last record, for example, was Speculative Solution, a collaborative box set with academic publisher Urbanomic that sought to sonically represent the philosopher Quentin Meillassoux's concept of "extro-science worlds." His latest project finds him teaming up with another philosopher, the Iranian writer Reza Negarestani, for an exploration of the space "between language and non-language." Hecker commmissioned him to write an "experimental libretto," which Hecker then recorded a group of people reciting in an anechoic chamber. Through sound processing, the libretto loses its intelligability, though the promotional text suggests "repeated, 'active' listening" can help string the narrative back together. Chimerization will bear Editions Mego's next three catalog numbers: it will be released in English, German and Farsi simultaneously.
Editions Mego will release Chimerization on November 27th, 2012.