Tim Hecker's new album is gonna have to be pretty special to compete with his last album, Ravedeath, 1972. It's not a new problem for Canada's finest export though, which says a lot about the level of expectation that is thrust upon him with every release, and the level of genius he continues to display.

We're not sure you should press play on the album until this evening (contemplation on a Monday morning is probably not a good way to start the week) - but it's here just in case you feel brave.

You can listen to Virgins below courtesy of NPR. The album is released on October 14th.

  • Tracklisting:
  • 1. Prism
  • 2. Virginal I
  • 3. Radiance
  • 4. Live Room
  • 5. Live Room Out
  • 6. Virginal II
  • 7. Black Refraction
  • 8. Incense at Abu Ghraib
  • 9. Amps, Drugs, Harmonium
  • 10. Stigmata I
  • 11. Stigmata II
  • 12. Stab Variation