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tim hecker




Released: 10th May 2019


this companion album to 2018’s ‘konoyo’ comprises a series of heavenly textures drawn from the same gagaku ensemble sessions – a transcendent record.

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. “On the least dense and most inquisitive album of his career, the experimental musician creates a fascinating dialogue between his technology and some of the world’s most ancient instruments.” – Pitchfork.


  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