Aura has no real need for a life in words, yet it shall get one because I want you to know it exists. In from the top: Hatis Noit is a self-taught vocalist with such projects as the avant-garde metal band Mutyumu and the art pop group Magdala under her belt. Her solo output is made up almost entirely of mesmerising vocal layerings, sans any accompaniment., and her debut full-length with Erased Tapes Aura takes this reinvention of a capella one step further, boasting a rich range of traditional styles that encompasses everything from Gagaku to Gregorian chants.
There are some albums that you are prepared for. As a teenager, hearing Atari Teenage Riot, Alanis Morrisette, Miles Davis and Merzbow felt like life-changing moments. Before I thought I had a handle on music, or what music should do, but after I was left questioning everything. When I went to college, and later university, I had similar experiences with Mogwai, Yoko Ono, seeing Herbie Hancock live and my first steps in my local experimental/noise scenes.