Published Jul 31, 2018After reissuing his first two albums earlier this month, Tim Hecker has now revealed the details behind a brand new full-length effort.
Titled Konoyo ("the world over here"), Hecker's ninth studio album will arrive through Kranky/Sunblind Music on September 28, marking his return to the label. His previous full-length, 2016's Love Streams, was released through 4AD/Paper Bag.
A press release notes that Konoyo was largely recorded during several trips Hecker took to the Japan, where he collaborated with members of gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso. You can hear opener "This life" in the player below.
Konoyo is said to conjure "a sombre, ceremonial mood, suffused with ritual and regret." Hecker was inspired by conversations he had with a recently deceased friend "about negative space and a sense of music's increasingly banal density."
Hecker will perform a series of four shows in tandem with the album's release that will feature members of Tokyo Gakuso and Kara-Lis Coverdale. You can find the dates in Tokyo, London, Krakow and Berlin below.
1. This life
2. In Death Valley
3. Is a rose petal of the dying crimson light
4. Keyed out
5. In mother earth phase
6. A sodium codec haze
7. Across to Anoyo
10/02 Tokyo, Japan - WWWX
10/06 London, England - Barbican
10/07 Krakow, Poland - Unsound
10/08 Berlin, Germany - Funkhaus