Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
Instrumental Tourist


With any collaborative album between two known entities, there is a tendency by the listener to figure out the additions each musician makes to the mix and locate the exact sonic intersection where both artists meet. It’s unusually easy to do that on “Instrumental Tourist” as both well-known electronic musicians have a signature style they have employed on several solo albums: Tim Hecker with cathedral-esque swaths of gorgeous distortion and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) with bright, ’80s-leaning synthesizer flourishes. Still, it’s hard to envision a scenario where the sounds of “Instrumental Tourist” would inhabit a record by Hecker or Lopatin individually and that, in essence, is what makes “Instrumental Tourist” a success. The overall palette (digitally-sourced exotic instruments) and approach (jazz-inflected improvisation) may be different than usual, but the resulting rich and detailed electronic odysseys make a compelling album that fans of both artists will certainly enjoy. - Ryan Potts, Experimedia¬†

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