revered sound-sculptor & ambient/drone maestro tim hecker returns with a breath-taking record for the kranky label. his latest work approaches a form of secular musical transcendentalism from within the battered temple of spirituality. recorded in a church in reykjavik & using pipe organ, piano & treated synthesizers as the primary sound sources, this new piece is essentially a live recording. in reality, it exists in a nether world between captured live performance & meticulous studio work, melding the 2 approaches to sonic artifice as a unity. the substance of these immersive compositions showcases his continued mastery of organizing sound into a visceral near entity. it is an almost physical presence that the listener feels as much as hears. an enigmatic document of beauty & force, this is an absolute must-have for fans of fennesz, ben frost, pan american & nadja. “very sad & very beautiful” 4/5 – mojo.