ALBUM REVIEW: Tim Hecker – Anoyo | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 10.05.19







Stemming from the same recordings as last year’s Konoyo, Tim Hecker returns alongside members of the Tokyo Gakuso with a delicate and ethereal piece of work that both soothes and unnerves. Tranquil, ambient pads are broken up by sudden punches of tribal percussion – giving the work a distinctive soundscape as it simultaneously borrows from the past whilst striding into the future.

Sonically, this is even sparser than most of Hecker’s previous efforts, with the instrumentation exuding a kind of stripped-back, electronic warmth that is refracted through the lens of naturalistic instruments. It is this refreshing use of both organic and digitalised sounds that enables Hecker to craft an album that is startlingly beautiful, yet undeniably enigmatic – further cementing his as one of the most creative talents in electronic music today.  


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