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Hinako Omori

a journey…

Houndstooth



limited white lp + download

Released: 18th Mar 2022

£21.99


CD

Released: 18th Mar 2022

£10.99


Bringing together therapeutic frequencies, forest bathing and binaural sound, Hinako Omori's ‘a journey’ combines inner healing and natural landscapes into in an immersive cartography of the mind in ambient electronics.

The album progresses not track by track but as a continuousjourney, a stream of consciousness tracing hills and valleys withthe warmth of analogue synthesis and Omori’s voice alwaysclose at hand. Omori detuned oscillators to create binauralbeats, syncing to the Hz of our brainwaves so that listenersmight further find themselves calmed by and immersed in thesesoundscapes ‘a journey...’ was recorded at Omori’s home studio and RealWorld Studios, when Omori was an invited to perform at theimmersive online festival WOMAD At Home. Spatial 3Drecordings are woven throughout the album, and situate eachtrack in different environments, from waterways to forests in andaround the Mendip Hills. It is Hinako’s work in sound engineering that provides thebedrock of skills that manifest her vision for ‘a journey...’,articulating a whole world in binaural field recordings, analoguesynthesisers, and augmented vocals. The album sits within a rich lineage of electronic musicians whohave looked to music for its healing properties, fromVenezuelan musician Miguel Noya to Pauline Anna Strom’sambient soundscapes; Pauline Oliveros’ deep listeningmeditations and the augmented field recordings of Irv Teibel’s‘Environments’ series.

a journey…

Tracklist

  1. Spaceship Lament
  2. A Journey
  3. Ocean
  4. Will You Listen In
  5. Heartplant
  6. Levitation
  7. (Nature Reset Gap)
  8. The Richest Garden in your Memory
  9. Yearning
  10. Snow