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Boomkat Product Review:
Tim Hecker's 'Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again' was the Montreal artist's first album under his own name (he'd previously released under the moniker, Jetone) and very much sets the blueprint for what was to come over ensuing full-lengths. In the early days of his career, Hecker was often compared with Fennesz, and indeed, much of this comes from the music on Haunt Me, which plumbs a similarly beautiful line in fizzy, glitch-laden digital soundscapes. 'Music For Tundra' would certainly seem to share the same idiom as Fennesz's Endless Summer, but Hecker's sound is less song-like in essence, placing greater emphasis on the power of drone. Towards the album's centre, 'The Work Of Art In The Age Of Cultural Overproduction' stands as arguably the most impressive entry, intertwining a snarling distortion with granular, coarsely melodic looped fragments and vicious, wind-like currents of noise; this sonic vocabulary has been refined and expanded by Hecker over subsequent years, but it's seldom sounded better than it does here. A remarkably enduring piece of work, Haunt Me, Haunt Me, Do It Again has aged with considerable grace, and contemporary electroacoustic drone enthusiasts could still learn a lot from this. Highly Recommended.