Mirages (album)

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Mirages
Studio album by Tim Hecker
Released September 21, 2004
Recorded November 2002 – March 2004
Genre Ambient / Glitch
Length 47:41
Label Alien8
Tim Hecker chronology
Radio Amor
(2004)
Mirages
(2004)
Mort Aux Vaches
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
AlmostCool.org 7.5/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) 10/11/2004
Stylus (B-) 10/5/2004

Mirages is the third full-length album by Tim Hecker. It was released on September 21, 2004 by Alien8 Recordings. It is described on the Alien8 website as “an ambient-death-metal classic in waiting.” The album is composed primarily of heavily distorted and processed guitar. Relatively free of beats, this album moves rhythmically along in a glitch fashion, acquiring rhythm through pulsating or droning bass and some sounds resembling digital malfunction. In addition to sharing similar moods and tones, the tracks bleed into each other, making this a nearly seamless composition. The distortion guitar and feedback elements with delicate underlying melodies may call to mind the textural rock compositions of shoegaze.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Acéphale" – 4:57
  2. "Neither More Nor Less" – 3:10
  3. "Aerial Silver" – 3:37
  4. "Celestina" – 4:31
  5. "Counter Attack" – 2:13
  6. "The Truth Of Accountants" – 2:21
  7. "Aerial Light-Pollution Orange" – 3:09
  8. "Non Mollare" – 1:10
  9. "Kaito" – 3:08
  10. "Balkanize-You" – 8:37
  11. "Incurably Optimistic!" – 10:40

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