Hecker + Lopatin Premiere Second Single “Intrusions” from ‘Instrumental Tourist’

Instrumental Tourist, by Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), is the first chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studio Series), a new venture in the Software Recording Co.’s expanding catalog. SSTUDIOS invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision.

The studio meetings between Hecker and Lopatin were conducted to mimic the tropes and techniques of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior. In an era where electronic production can produce the totalities of symphonic effect, and solo sound composition is easier than ever, the necessity of collaborative work is questioned. Could their own respective artistic pursuits be neatly compiled and encapsulated by the very sound bank paradigm that they’ve exploited? Why work together at all?

Track Listing:

Uptown Psychedelia

Scene From a French Zoo

Vacinnation For Thomas Mann


Whole Earth Tascam



Racist Drone

Grey Geisha

Instrumental Tourist

Ritual For Consumption