Hatis Noit - Aura
Hatis Noit - Aura

Hatis Noit - Aura

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The much-anticipated and absolutely stunning debut album from Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, including a custom Dinked Edition.

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“Words cannot describe everything we feel. How can one accurately verbalise the sensation we feel when we’re a newborn and our mother holds us in her arms, and we feel her skin on our cheek. We clearly feel her warmth and humidity, some feeling of love from her, but it’s tough to verbalise it perfectly. Music is a language that can translate that sensation, feeling, the memory of love.” — Hatis Noit

+ Dinked Edition 193
+ Turquoise colour vinyl *
+ Exclusive art print *
+ Signed & numbered *
+ Limited pressing of 300 *
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There isn’t a more unique entry into a musical journey than that of Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, who today announces her much anticipated debut album Aura will be released June 24 on Erased Tapes.

Her musical awakening took place at the tender age of sixteen during a trek to Buddha's birthplace in Nepal. One morning when staying at a women’s temple she came across a female monk singing Buddhist chants whose otherworldly sounds moved her so intensely that she was instantly aware of the visceral power of the human voice; a primal and instinctive instrument that connects us to the very essence of humanity, nature and our universe. From that moment she knew singing was her calling.

The album title Aura was inspired by the German philosopher Walter Benjamin who used this term to describe the fundamental essence of art, which he believed is strongest in its original form, only happening once. Hatis agrees with this particular aspect as she realised, “during the pandemic, I really struggled. As a singer, I’m not very good at working on the computer. I much prefer doing live performances in physical spaces. Being with people, sharing the same space with them and feeling the atmosphere and energy of that moment, inspires me every time. To me art is that — that shared moment.”

The gravitas of the pandemic caused Noit to look inwards and reflect. This resulted in the album becoming a remedy for what was going on in the world and ultimately to remember the joys and richness of life. Hatis adds to this sentiment, “we cannot live forever, do everything or be everywhere. But that makes our lives unique and invaluable. I wanted to be focused on our limitations and show how precious life is.”

With Aura released on June 24, this summer sees Hatis Noit return to the stage at unique venues and festivals including The Great Escape, Grace Jones’ Meltdown and WOMAD in the UK, Jardins Efemeros in Portugal, Haldern Pop and Berlin’s Kiezsalon series in Germany.

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The CD stock is running late but due very soon.

Tracklisting

1. Aura
2. Thor
3. Himbrimi
4. A Caso
5. Jomon
6. Angelus
7. Inori
8. Sir Etok

Artist: Hatis Noit
Label: Erased Tapes
Catalogue: ERATP152DE
Barcode: 3700551784486
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 24th June 2022
                           
Aura is truly global in spirit – inspired by Japanese classical music, Gregorian chants, Bulgarian choirs, and folk music from around the world, and made in Berlin, London and Japan. The noises Noit makes aren’t quite words, but something more primal and instinctive – an incredible reminder of how much we can communicate with sheer, human, universal sound.
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