Hinako Omori is a musician and programmer with a love for synthesizers and anything that makes interesting sounds. Born in Yokohama, Japan she moved to London when she was three, where she is still based. Her music is a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation.
You came up with the idea of the tracks on your EP “Aurelia” while having daily migraines with auras for a month. How you managed to mix creativity and pain?
What are your views on the seeming rebirth of synth-based music?
Did you have any sort of musical exposure at home when you were growing up?
What influence do you hope listeners take from your music?
I’d love to leave things open to interpretation, and am completely happy and open to how people might perceive it.
I’d be very honoured if they enjoyed listening to my music.
Have you ever felt like you would like to belong another world?
Are you in tune with the folklore of your Japanese heritage? Are there any legends or stories about magic creatures that you grew up with?
My mum had a book on Yokai (supernatural creatures) from ancient Japanese mythology which I remember being very fascinated by – there’s endless numbers of them, stemming from as far back as the 8th century, and it explained their different characters and backgrounds to quite some detail.
One that sticks strongly in my memory is the Zashiki Warashi – young guardian house spirits that are known for causing mischief, and usually only seen by children.