This album constantly surprises. It has all we love from Tim Hecker - deconstructed guitar, frightening ambient drone - but here he takes his sound to new levels. With the addition of vocals (distorted, surprising), woodwinds (haunting), steel drums (brushes with eternity) and keyboards, this music is a vertiginous journey through the sublime. Vocals by the Icelandic Choir ensemble, arranged by the wonderful Jóhann Jóhannsson. A brilliant, mature work from one of our best living composers.