Hinako Omori‘s debut album, a journey…, is out March 18 via Houndstooth.
London-based artist Hinako Omori has developed an interest in frequencies, and their physical and psychological effects in particular. “I’m very interested in sound therapy, brain entrainment and how certain frequencies can put our brain in certain states,” she explains. Equally inspired by the shinrin-yoku, a Japanese forest-bathing tradition, she has crafted a meditative and healing debut album, where organic textures, field recordings and analogue electronics intertwine. Ahead of the release of a journey… in March, Omori is now unveiling the haunting first single, “A Journey,” which she describes as “a journey through the cartography of the mind, piecing together past events which seem to appear differently each time – revisiting memories, and healing cognitive distortions.”
“The video is an ode to the lush and immersive soundscape,” explained director Emi Takahashi. “Inspired and guided by nature, the collected footage captures environmental glimpses that evoke fragments of personal memory. A risograph-printed analog treatment echoes the voice in fleeting moments.”
Watch the video and pre-order the record via Bandcamp below.