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Released: 24.06.22






Constructed entirely from her own voice – save for a coastal field recording taken near the defunct Fukushima nuclear plant – Hatis Noit’s full-length debut is a record for whom striking first impressions provide merely a hint of the rewards sewn within.

Inspired by the otherworldly chants of Buddhist monks as much as the classical, folk and choral music of her native Japan, Aura’s wordless collages are electrifying and endlessly evocative; min-opuses whose loops and layers convey a spiritual power transcending language or cultural roadblocks. Astonishing in both its range and the ingenuity required to so masterfully stitch its threads, Aura is an essential listen for fans of exploratory artists such as Holly Herndon, Lyra Pramuk and local treasure Me Lost Me.



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