Electronic composer Tim Hecker will soon release a second record which results from his recording session in Japan alongside members of the gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso after last year’s «Konoyo». The new album is titled «Anoyo», meaning “the world over there,” as opposed to its predecessor which translated to “the world over here.” Moreover, the new album is said to be “starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint,” than «Konyo». Below, you can find a teaser for «Anoyo», edited by Omar Allsop and featuring footage and photography by Mayumi Hosokura, followed by a quote from the album’s press release and its opener, «That world».
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.
«Anoyo» is set for release on May 10 through Kranky and Sunblind Music on cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders can be found here, here, and here.