“Instrumental Tourist,” Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin‘s collaborative album, is the first chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studio Series). The first single, “Uptown Psychedelia,” is now streaming. Check it out below.
According to press materials, for the collaborative album, “Hecker and Lopatin designed a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally-sourced ‘Instruments of the World.
“The intrepid cowboy sound-voyager was inverted, forging a synthesis with the Ecstatic Other; digested exotic instrumentation fuel the tepid journeys of a sampler tourist. Instead of leaning heavily on the proverbial Malian time signature’s sublime truth, Instrumental Tourist pictures the synthetic veneer of exoticism as pushed air captured by oscillating ribbons…The studio meetings between Hecker and Lopatin were conducted to mimic the tropes and techniques of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior.”
Stream “Uptown Psychedelia” below.
“Instrumental Tourist” Tracklisting:
1. Uptown Psychedelia
2. Scene From a French Zoo
3. Vacinnation For Thomas Mann
5. Whole Earth Tascam
6.GRM Blue II
7.GRM Blue III
8. Racist Drone
9. Grey Geisha
10. Instrumental Tourist
11. Ritual For Consumption