Tim Hecker to release a new album Anoyo on the 10th May via Kranky

February 16, 2019
(Photo supplied by the label)


Tim Hecker announces Anoyo (“the world over there”) a new album incoming on Kranky this May which draws from the same sessions with members ofTokyo Gakuso which led to the 2018 album Konoyo, but rendered starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint. 

Hecker’s processing here moves in veiled ways, soft refractions and whispered shrouds woven within improvisational sessions of traditional gagaku interplay, evoking a sense of vaulted space, temples at dawn, shredded silk fluttering in the rafters. 

This is boldly barren music, skeletal and sculptural, shaped from wood, wind, strings, and mist. Modern yet ancient, delicate and desolate, Anoyo inverts its predecessor to compellingly conjure a parallel world of illusion, solitude, and eternal return.


Track listing: 

1. That world

2. Is but a simulated blur

3. Step away from Konoyo

4. Into the void

5. Not alone

6. You never were  

Tim Hecker + The Konoyo Ensemble 2019 Tour:
February 17 – Miami (FL), IlI Points Festival
February 18 – Brooklyn (NY), National Sawdust (early show & late show)
February 19 – Brooklyn (NY), National Sawdust
February 21-23 – Los Angeles (CA), Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

March 29 – The Hague (NL), Re:Wire Festival

March 30 – Porto (PT), Vivarium Festival *

April 2 – Edinburgh (UK), Summerhall *
April 3 – Brussels (BE), Orangerie
April 27 – Marfa (TX), Marfa Myths Festival

May 8 – San Francisco (CA), The Independent
May 10 – Arcosanti (AZ), FORM Festival
May 11 – Santa Fe (NM), Meow Wolf
May 12 – Denver (CO), Bluebird Theatre
May 14 – Chicago (IL), Thalia Hall
May 15 – Toronto (CAN), Mod Club

June 1 – Barcelona (ES), Primavera Sound
June 2 – Copenhagen (DK), Lille VEGA *
June 3 – Stockholm (SE), Slaktkyrkan *
June 4 – Moscow (RU), Culture Center ZIL
June 6 – Paris (FR), Villette Sonique Festival
June 7 – Helsinki (FI), Sideways Festival

* = denotes solo performance

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