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Tim Hecker 'Konoyo' LP

Tim Hecker 'Konoyo' LP

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Experiential composer Tim Hecker’s ninth official full-length, Konoyo (“the
world over here”) was largely recorded during several trips to Japan where he
collaborated with members of the gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso, in a temple
on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Inspired by conversations with a recently deceased friend about negative
space and a sense of music’s increasingly banal density, Hecker found himself
drawn towards restraint and elegance, while making music both collectively
and alone.
As with the Icelandic choir he arranged on 2016’s Love Streams, the heights of Hecker’s talent emerge in his manipulation of source material, bending and burnishing it into fantastical new forms. Keening strings are stretched into surreal, pixelated mirages; woodwinds warble and dissipate as fractal whispers of spatial haze; sparse gestures of percussion are chopped, isolated, and eroded, like disembodied signals from the afterlife.
Both in texture and intent, Konoyo conjures a somber, ceremonial mood, suffused with ritual and regret. Visions flutter and fade; dreams gleam and decay.
Hecker will stage a series of special performances in tandem with the album's release, featuring members of the gagaku ensemble on shō, ryuteki and hichiriki, accompanied by Kara-Lis Coverdale.


Catalogue number: KRANK219LP

Condition: New

Label: Kranky

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