Published Sep 12, 2018Ahead of releasing his Konoyo LP later this month, Tim Hecker has shared another track from the effort.
Titled "Keyed Out," the nearly 10-minute album cut finds Hecker's metallic, dissonant textures slowly unwinding themselves to an ambient finish. You can hear the track below.
"The track was written over several sessions and finished in a small temple on the outskirts of Tokyo, during one of our initial trips to record with Motonori," Hecker recalled in a statement.
"I wanted to resist the temptation to overload the music with layers and layers of hyper-edited texture, as if that would help the piece become more whole. The song is a lonely deteriorating synth line, refracted and isolated, played alongside a small court music ensemble on what was a crisp birdsong-filled November morning."
Konoyo arrives September 28 through Kranky/Sunblind Music. Hecker has also added four live dates in America that will find him performing with traditional Japanese Gagaku musicians. All four will take place next February.
10/02 Tokyo, Japan - WWWX
10/06 London, England - Barbican
10/07 Krakow, Poland - Unsound
10/08 Berlin, Germany - Funkhaus
02/18/19 New York, NY - National Sawdust (Early Show)
02/19/19 New York, NY - National Sawdust
02/22/19 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
02/23/19 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery