AIDAN BAKER & TIM HECKER: Fantasma Parastasie (Alien8 Recordings)

Max Schaefer on Nov 13th 2008 10:49 pm

Aidan Baker & Tim Hecker: Fantasma Parastasie

Fantasma Parastasie
Alien8 Recordings 2008
66 Tracks. 33mins48secs

This Fantasma Parastasie sees Canadian musicians Tim Hecker and Aidan Baker fuse together in a constantly shifting surge punctuated throughout with barks, growls and excited panting in the dark from Hecker’s seemingly endless store of electronic distortions and Baker’s fractured instrumentation, which ambles to the rhythm of madness, joy and sheer exultation.

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