Earlier this year London-based artist Hinako Omori released her debut full-length album, ‘a journey…’ to high critical acclaim. Hinako now follows it with 'a journey with friends...' in which she invites peers to rework the delicate, soothing sounds on the original record. 'a journey with friends...' released on July 29th 2022. 'a journey...' saw Omori experimenting with the physical and psychological effects of different frequencies, meditating on healing and soothing sounds and taking inspiration from the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest-bathing. On 'a journey with friends...', the tracks offered a new perspective from Patricia Wolf, Matt Robertson, Akiko Haruna, Foodman and Coby Sey, as well as one track re-worked by Hinako herself. Speaking on the collaborations, she comments: "I am very happy and honoured to collaborate with close friends and favourite artists, and hearing reimagined versions of the album tracks being taken on an entirely new journey has been magical." The music video for Heartplant (Revisited) directed and animated by Dena Springer.
Purchase 'a journey with friends...' on bandcamp.