UK producer Kevin Richard Martin aka The Bug and Japanese vocal artist Hatis Noit share their paranormal first cut After the Storm via The Wire, ahead of their debut live performance at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht on November 10.
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The pair first joined forces during a Late Junction live collaboration session last year, resulting in four extraordinary pieces — including the arresting Saisho no Arashi — broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 2018.
“Hatis Noit's impressionistic approach, tonal brilliance and kaleidoscopic spectrum, evoked voices I had loved in the past. Whether it echoed the mood of Les Mystere des Voix Bulgares or the beauty of Liz Fraser, it even navigated the eerie spaciousness of Japanese Gagaku traditions that I enjoy so much, so I just knew I was happy to collaborate with her, as she had outgrown her influences and blossomed into an extraordinary talent.
'After the Storm', was a track we first sketched at the initial radio session but was later fully formed in my Berlin studio. In these times of climatic turbulence and socio-political upheaval, its deep seismic sonic flow and haunting melodies are a hymn to the stranded, offering comfort to those in need of solace.” — Kevin Richard Martin
The meeting of Hatis Noit’s bewitching vocal explorations and Kevin Richard Martin’s sacramental synthesis of sound for a world exclusive live performance is sure to lift their respective virtues to perplexing new levels.
“As a solo vocalist and voice artist, I’d always dreamed of floating and being drowned in a beautiful sonic storm. And then I met Kevin Martin.” — Hatis Noit
Following Le Guess Who?, Hatis Noit will take part in another very special live collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Southbank Centre on December 6. The show will be the last in a year long series, Erased Tapes x LCO, that saw Rival Consoles, Qasim Naqvi and Michael Price perform unique compositions with some of the country's leading contemporary classical musicians.
· listen to After the Storm
· book tickets for their live debut at Le Guess Who?
· book tickets for Hatis Noit: Erased Tapes x LCO