Time-stretching has become something of a phenomenon over the past year or so, with many of the results proving to surprise and enthrall. For those not in the know, time-stretching consists of elongating a piece of music to incredible length, and producing something remarkable in the process. Sound weird? It sure is. But it can occasionally create magic: check out this version of the Jurassic Park theme tune which has been turned into an hour-long ambient odyssey, or the fact that Justin Bieber’s ‘U Smile’ can be transformed into a blissful, euphoric, 35-minute epic that the Cocteau Twins would be proud of. No, seriously.
Not to be outdone, NYC experimental-rock types Bear In Heaven have taken this time-stretching lark to the next level. They’ve taken their upcoming album (44 minutes) and stretched it out, playing the whole thing online until the actual release date. What makes this even more insane is that the release date is April 3.
That’s right: they’re streaming an album that is over four months in length.
Want to hear it? It’s happening right here.