A1 Worlds End  
A2 Nescient  
A3 Home By Nights  
A4 Heathland  
A5 Recital 1  
A6 Passage  
B1 Tome  
B2 Rest  
B3 Dust & Carpets  
B4 Recital 2  
B5 There Is Always Tomorrow  

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Calyx Mastering
  • Engineered At – Lichte Studio
  • Recorded At – Lichte Studio
  • Mastered At – Lichte Studio
  • Published By – Erased Tapes Music

Credits

  • Artwork, Layout – Maria Sieradzki
  • Engineer, Recorded By, Mastered By – Martyn Heyne
  • Lacquer Cut By – Lupo*
  • Photography By – Stefan Alt
  • Producer – Ben Lukas Boysen

Notes

Includes a download code.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): Y416 A 33⅓RPM FMW FOR L∞P_O CALYX2017
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): Y416 B 33⅓RPM FMW FOR L∞P_O CALYX2017

Hecq - Chansons De Geste LP

$16.00 Regular Price
$12.80Sale Price
  • Hecq's last physical release on Hymen is a more ambient, somber affair then his more beat orientated work. Sounding like the natural air to 'Night Falls', 'Chanson de Gest' is a deep and dark work that will reward the listener on many a late, low-lit night. It has a grand feeling with a sense of slow dilapidation. A sense of undoing and congealing of unspoken souls. It is immensely mixable and manipulable due to its vast sonic abilities. A well-experienced DJ would be wise to use the mechanical hisses, like a prop, to allow the crackle and jitters to remain in the mixes (of course to an extent). One could hear it surreptitiously arriving along with a piece from Dictaphone's Nacht EP, or the sonic dusty spatters created by Nicholas Jaar. Personally, I spent years listening to it and not being able to grasp it’s profundity until quite recently when I got a cd copy of it and played it all the way through about 5 times on the drive back from seeing Nils Frahm play in SF. I always have issues figuring out what to listen to on 2 hour my drive home from shows in SF, it is often very late, I am tired, my feet hurt my ears hurt and my mind is often blown as if I had just spent a day at the Louvre or something. Playing Chanson de Geste in this context was quite a revelation to me, it almost felt medicinal. Hecq has been, for over a decade now, one of my all-time favorite musicians - of course, you might know his work under his given name Ben Lukas Boysen. His work as Hecq is a lot less classically driven and much more electronic (his early works, in particular, are very IDM orientated). I would highly recommend you explore his LP Night Falls - I think that was the first Dark Ambient album I ever heard and still to this day is one of my all time favs. Also one must mention the incredible artwork on the inside sleeve, one I have framed in my office.