“Hecker’s songs now feel like architectural structures. They’re spacious and strong, built to last on solid foundations.”

The epic, sky-scraping rise to nothing of “Live Room” is soul-stirring, its human breathing and rattling of bows becoming one with thunder-and-lightning electronics. You can hear the forging together of natural and unnatural in the way “Virginal II” shifts from its initial Steve Reich piano into a blizzard of reverberation and then through the strange, raw synth tones. There is so much happening, it’s almost difficult to keep up. That Hecker manages to layer such full, independent sounds over and across each other without ever losing the emotional heart of what he’s building is evidence of his increasingly unique understanding of texture and mood.

Review a Virgins aqui: Resident Advisor

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