Hatis Noit – Aura (Erased Tapes, LP/CD/digital)

This vocal artist, active under the name Hatis Noit, borrows the title of her debut album from Walter Benjamin; her music, recorded single-handedly by means of generously applied loop technology, draws on courtly and folkloric forms of Japanese music as well as Eastern European polyphony, avant-garde techniques and pop. In short, a lot comes together on »Aura« and yet is set in motion by the self-taught musician in meaningful and powerful ways. An impressive achievement.