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Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Out 28/09


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#76 joshuatx

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 06:46 AM

Just heard "In Death Valley" - was interesting enough for me to give this a go and listen to the rest of the album.



#77 dr lopez

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 08:15 AM

"This self-awareness is timely, of a piece with the social tides that rightfully demand the voices of white men need not be the only or loudest ones in the room. Konoyo’s other musicians are either Japanese gagaku experts or classically trained women with their own compelling experimental visions, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Mariel Roberts. For this Konoyo receives additional 0.6 points in the final score."

 

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holy shit lmao. apparently all music was made by white men before 2017



#78 darreichungsform

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 09:00 AM

"This self-awareness is timely, of a piece with the social tides that rightfully demand the voices of white men need not be the only or loudest ones in the room. Konoyo’s other musicians are either Japanese gagaku experts or classically trained women with their own compelling experimental visions, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Mariel Roberts. For this Konoyo receives additional 0.6 points in the final score."

 

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 This is the most embarrassing thing I've ever read



#79 dr lopez

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 10:29 AM

"This self-awareness is timely, of a piece with the social tides that rightfully demand the voices of white men need not be the only or loudest ones in the room. Konoyo’s other musicians are either Japanese gagaku experts or classically trained women with their own compelling experimental visions, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Mariel Roberts. For this Konoyo receives additional 0.6 points in the final score."

 

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ok but either you added that last line or they edited it because i can't find it in the pfork review


Edited by dr lopez, 28 September 2018 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:07 PM

This life is one of my favorite things Tim Hecker has released in a while. The album gets looser and looser as it goes on, I thought. Did enjoy my first listen a lot though. Will have to give it a few more listens before I can compare it to the rest of his stuff.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Sounds like he took the worst track on Virgins (Incense at Abu Ghraib) and extended it. It was somewhat okay though... Not too hopeful, but not going to pass judgment based on one track.

This is better upon multiple listens. Whole album is pretty good. That last track has a weird section I'm not getting yet but the rest of the album is better each time I listen to it.



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:54 AM

AOTY potential.



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:07 PM

Tim Hecker is the worst part of this. There are some fantastic, fresh-sounding percussive sounds and brilliant timbres... but there's Tim, again, with the same old grainy washes of sound... 'emergency' / 'this is serious' tonality. It's still a nutra-sweet Tim Hecker washout, just like Ravedeath, with those constant blankets of sound wash. Keyed Out is fantastic. I wish he'd work with more acoustic sounds, less 'ambient' sound washes / tonal noise.



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:10 PM

Those forlorn, wailing WASHES of sound, off in the distance. It sort of sounds like the same tonal center (emergency/immediacy) as Ravedeath... just, different arrangements. The acoustic stuff is fantastic.



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:17 AM

lol



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:26 AM

lol