CMU Approved

Approved: Hatis Noit

By | Published on Monday 21 May 2018

At a showcase festival like The Great Escape, often the most exciting shows are those you stumble across by accident. Hatis Noit proved an early such discovery for me on Thursday evening. Not on my radar prior to wandering into her performance at St Mary’s Church, she became the artist I raved about for the rest of the weekend.

A self-taught vocalist, hailing from Hokkaido in Japan but now based in London, she builds incredible soundscapes using just her voice and a loop pedal. The range of styles – from traditional Japanese, to opera, to Gregorian chant, pop and abstract sound – was so diverse that it can be hard to believe it’s the work on one person. The reverberation of these sounds around the church only added to their beauty.

Hatis Noit released her debut EP, ‘Illogical Dance’, through Erased Tapes in March. With various other projects on the horizon, I’m sure that much greater attention is coming her way.

Listen to ‘Illogical Lullaby’ here:

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