Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
‘Instrumental Tourist’ (Software)
Recommended Track'Scene From A French Zoo'
Two outstanding experimental electronic musicians get together as part of a new recording initiative based on capturing the spirit of collaboration – instant smash! Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) have both released excellent solo LPs, but here that spirit of collaboration is nowhere near confrontational enough. This is a polite spar, far too content with merely being quite clever. This is a missed opportunity, but it’s commendable that when both parties are not at their strongest the results can still satisfy.