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Hatis Noit's song Thor receives shamanic techno rework by Matthew Herbert

3.10  2023


Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit's song Thor receives shamanic techno rework by legendary UK producer Matthew Herbert

Following the release of William Basinski's rework of Inori for Piano Day 2023, Hatis Noit's Aura receives another rework, this time by the legendary UK producer Matthew Herbert, transforming Thor into a shamanic techno banger.

“When I first listened to the sonic world of Matthew's ‘Thor’ rework, I felt so nostalgic that I cried. The song evokes in me an interactive energy exchange between forest spirits and people singing and dancing around a fire. It is an even more colourful and playful representation of the landscape that I wanted to portray.” — Hatis Noit

“I liked the devotional aspect of the original so recorded a few round glass and steel bowls to create a kind of found-gamelan set of sounds. I wanted it to feel like you walked out of a festival and stumbled across some voices and people in the woodland nearby, like an auditory hallucination where more modern techniques merged with ancient-sounding voices.” — Matthew Herbert

Following standing ovations for her Canadian live debut performance at MUTEK Montréal last month, the Japanese voice artist will appear at Big Ears 2024. Her Aura world tour continues…

12.10. Mexico City (MX) — Mutek MX

28.10. London (UK) — Kings Place

31.10. Groningen (NL) — Sounds of Music

11.03. Prague (CZ) — Palác Akropolis

18.01. Hamburg (DE) — Elbphilharmonie

21.-24.03. Knoxville (US) — Big Ears 2024

· listen to Thor (Matthew Herbert Rework)

· book tickets to the tour