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Anoyo

Tim Hecker

Anoyo

Tenth album from Montreal based electronic musician and sound artist recorded at the same time as 2018's Konoyo

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Kranky
UK Release date
10/05/2019
US Release date
10/05/2019
  1. 9.0 |   The 405

    Explores a subtler, more pensive, and ultimately brilliant, side of his Japanese explorations with Anoyo
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Remains a master of his craft
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    On Anoyo, Tim Hecker stretches out his heady winning streak for another 32 striking and captivating minutes
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Follows up his Konoyo album with Anoyo, a further collection of beautiful sounds inspired by the Japanese sound of gagaku
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    With his second record featuring a gagaku ensemble, famed experimental artist Tim Hecker produces a very different facade that shines through a beautifully minimal perspective
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The follow-up to last year’s Konoyo—recorded, like its predecessor, with a Japanese gagaku ensemble—functions as a counterbalance to that album: a kind of photo negative, more subdued but no less overwhelming
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Compared to the astonishing Konoyo, Anoyo does feel a bit like less focused variations on the same ideas, but as it stands, it's still an intriguing, otherworldly blend of ancient instrumentation and technological exploration
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  8. 7.0 |   music OMH

    The combination of sounds is still captivating, especially recommended for anyone who feels to this day that new age music was underrated
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Despite occasional hints of tastefully anodyne sonic wallpaper, most of these painstaking musical haikus have a quietly potent and gently mesmerising beauty. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Hecker’s drones have never sounded less artificial, and the gagaku ensemble’s responses to them gives the entire piece a real sense of cosmic scale
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  11. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Lacks the transcendent quality that has marked Hecker’s formidable discography
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