|1.||"That World" (9:03)|
|2.||"Is But A Simulated Blur" (4:14)|
|3.||"Step Away From Konoyo" (4:47)|
|1.||"Into The Void" (5:04)|
|2.||"Not Alone" (3:24)|
|3.||"You Never Were" (8:28)|
"Anoyo", Tim Hecker's latest must-check album, was apparently designed as a companion piece to its predecessor, 2018's "Konoyo". Like that album, it was inspired by his desire to fuse his brand of experimental electronica and wayward ambient music with the sounds of "gagaku" - a form of Japanese classical music famed for being played at the Far East nation's Imperial Court. In practice, that means recordings of traditional Japanese instruments and drums chopped, sliced, looped, mangled and reversed, fused with Hecker's own spacey ambient electronics and hazy electronic textures. It's a unique recipe, but one that results in a string of sublime, otherworldly compositions that just get better with each successive listen.
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