Born in Yokohama, Japan Hinako Omori moved to London when she was three, where she is still based. Today she’s announcing her debut EP Auraelia, which is set for release Nov 22nd via Injazero Records.
The title-track from the record is streaming below.
Speaking about the EP, Hinako said “The idea of the tracks on Auraelia came about during a strange period of having daily migraines with auras for a month. The physical reaction I was experiencing from the auras – the haziness/blurriness/partial loss of sight and spots of light surrounding every day vision – also seemed to reflect the emotions I was feeling at the time – confusion, lack of clarity, ambiguity, mixed feelings of hope and melancholy…”
“I then discovered that Aurelia is a type of jellyfish, which also strangely seemed to fit the description perfectly! I recently found out that jellyfish don’t have a central nervous system or brain, but respond to stimuli detected from their tentacles – so they’re almost floating through the ocean, kind of helplessly, but perhaps with an innate sense of direction…”
Auraelia artwork (by Gustavo Eandi) and tracklist:
2. Memory Grooves
4. Meditation (Intermission)
5. Bank Of Inner Criticisms
See Hinako Omori live:
4th Dec – SET, LONDON
Hinako’s debut EP Aurelia is set for release Nov 22nd via Injazero Records.