My problem with most ambient musicians is that they don’t really give me a lot to chew on; their music tends to be very airy and light. Tim Hecker is very chewy. No, my only problem with his show is that it might as well have happened in the dark. The audience was easily twice as well lit as the stage. But hey, I don’t think visuals are really the point of a Tim Hecker performance.
I enjoyed Hecker’s main set, but it really picked up with Bryce Dessner joined him on guitar. Electronic sets are great, but every now and then you just need a little guitar.