Tim Hecker, being a working musician, prudently releases a new track and announces some US tour dates

Tim Hecker, being a working musician, prudently releases a new track and announces some US tour dates

Hey, you all know Tim, right?

Well, Tim’s got that new album coming on Kranky at the end of the month, you know? So, he’s decided to release a new song from it called “Keyed Out” and schedule a few more live dates (in the company of a full ensemble of “traditional Japanese Gagaku musicians,” no less!) to help keep us all interested! Isn’t that nice of him? And savvy too!

Tim, Tim! Come over here; don’t be shy. Tell us a little bit about “Keyed Out,” why don’t you?

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. 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.

Wow! “Birdsong,” he says! Interesting! Isn’t that interesting? I told you all this guy was interesting! Eh? EH!?

Eh.

Tim Hecker + The Konoyo Ensemble:

10.02.18 - Tokyo, Japan - WWWX
10.06.18 - London, UK - Barbican Centre
10.04.18 - Lisbon, Portugal - Culturgest
10.07.18 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival
10.09.18 - 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

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