New York-based artist Hiro Kone has, since 2011, pushed the boundaries of what we have come to expect from experimental techno, personalizing a space predicated on dark layers interacting with rhythm. Following on from her acclaimed LP on Dais records ‘Pure Expenditure’, Hiro Kone recently released one of her most personal and expansive works to date ‘A Fossil Begins To Bray’. She will join us at Rewire 2020 for an exhilarating performance, but in the meantime, stream ‘A Fossil Begins To Bray’ below.
On the driving thematic force behind the record, Hiro Kone explains that: “This album considers the power of absence as neither a lack or deficit, but as a quiet, indeterminable force to cultivate in this time of looming and unrelenting techno-fascism. It asks that we take pause to consider our learned languages and actualities and to better consider how desire shapes our recollections and interpretations of this ‘existence.’”
Amongst other widespread praise, Pitchfork gave the album a particularly glowing review. “on A Fossil Begins to Bray, her music matches the intensity of her message. Mao’s [Hiro Kone’s] success here stems from her ability to block out excess noise, focus on what’s important, and leave the rest on the cutting-room floor. Absence may have been her inspiration, but A Fossil Begins to Bray is all about essence.”