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LISTEN: New Tim Hecker
Christian Eede , July 31st, 2018 16:39

Tim Hecker follows recent Kranky reissues with a new album for the label

Tim Hecker has announced a new album, titled Konoyo. Above, you can hear the album's opening track 'This Life'.

The album sees Hecker continue his recently rekindled partnership with Kranky who earlier this year reissued his first two albums, Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again and Radio Amor. Konoyo is Hecker's first new LP since 2016's Love Streams which was put out by 4AD.

Much of the album was produced during trips to Japan, where Hecker worked with members of Tokyo Gakuso, a gagaku ensemble, in a temple on the outskirts of Tokyo. The album also draws inspiration from conversations Hecker had with a friend who recently passed away. Those conversations covered "negative space and a sense of music's increasingly banal density".

Konoyo is Hecker's ninth studio album in all and his fifth for Kranky. It's due out on September 28 and will be followed by a series of live shows featuring Kara-Lis Coverdale and members of Tokyo Gakuso.