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Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Music for kō
Label
Erased Tapes
Catalogue Number
ERATP140DL
Release Date
April 1, 2022

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Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit returns with explorative new single Fernweh as a precursor for an Erased Tapes compilation titled Music for kō coming out on April 1. Fernweh is a hymn for imaginary travel, allowing the music to take you on a journey. This self-produced piece, sung in a universal wordless language, sees Hatis Noit transcend boundaries through eerie, atmospheric sound explorations. Its German title, meaning a longing for exploring faraway places, captures the artist’s headspace at the time of recording. “During the third UK lockdown in early 2021 I finally challenged myself to self-produce a whole song, which I hadn’t done before. Before, I wanted to focus on just using my voice rather than making music sitting in front of a computer, but the situation of lockdown challenged me to go on this new journey. Whilst making the piece, I felt a sense of missing going on physical journeys, and that sense of wonder that comes with travelling. So the song turned out to be a collage of memories of journeys I had so far as well as imaginary journeys I might have in the future. The whole process of making this healed the painful feeling of Fernweh for me somehow, and I hope it might have the same effect on others.” — Hatis Noit The track is the opening piece to an upcoming Erased Tapes compilation featuring Rival Consoles, Masayoshi Fujita and Daniel Thorne, originally commissioned by Folie À Plusieurs in partnership with the Noguchi Museum in New York.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Fernweh Hatis Noit 10:31 Buy
  2. 2 Led by a Blue Bird into the Mountain Masayoshi Fujita 6:53 Buy

    Led by a Blue Bird into the Mountain

  3. 3 Under Waves, Ascending Daniel Thorne 10:45 Buy

    Under Waves, Ascending

  4. 4 Outline of a Distant Memory Rival Consoles 6:36 Buy

    Outline of a Distant Memory

Track List

  1. Hatis Noit - Fernweh
  2. Masayoshi Fujita - Led by a Blue Bird into the Mountain
  3. Daniel Thorne - Under Waves, Ascending
  4. Rival Consoles - Outline of a Distant Memory

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