Introducing the experimental electronics of Hinako Omori...
KEY TRACK: Auraelia
LABEL: Injazero Records
WHO: Hinako Omori is an electronic artist here to discombobulate all before her.
WHAT: Omori’s music is a patchwork of computerised noise, from fi eld recordings and distorted vocals, to snatches of sound with so much texture you feel you can reach out and touch them.
WHERE: Omori was born in Yokohama, Japan, then moved to London aged three. She’s been in the UK ever since and studied music and sound recording at the University Of Surrey, where the music department has also produced alumni including Jim Abbiss and Starsmith.
COMPUTERISED NOISE YOU SAY?
Yes, but Omori delivers it in a very human way. The vast expanse of this year’s single Voyage unfolds like a glorious dream, while its B-side Teleport aims for euphoria.
WHAT ELSE CAN I HEAR?
Check out Auraelia, from Omori’s debut EP, which comes out next month. At three minutes, it’s pop song length, but don’t expect a big chorus – the EP was inspired by migraines.
OUCH. WHAT’S NEXT?
Happily, she created magic from the pain. The EP drops on November 22, then Omori plays Set in London on December 4.