Wednesday 1 April 2020, 7.30pm
This show has unfortunately been postponed due to travel issues relating to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. We're working to reschedule this show and hope to have an update on that as soon as possible. Please see: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/coronavirus/
Katie Gately is an American electronic musician, film composer and sound designer who utilises a plethora of computer programs to reshape her voice into dense, unsettling sound constructions.
Gately's unpredictable compositions run from industrial collages to playful, abstract pop tunes, exhibiting an absurdist sense of humour and an ear for rhythm and melody. Gately moves to Houndstooth for her new album, Loom, following the release of her debut album Color on TriAngle Records in 2016.
Gately has also released an array of limited EPs and a cassette on a number of notable underground labels – Public Information and Blue Tapes, as well as the critically acclaimed FatCat Split Series. She has also remixed Bjork and co-produced serpentwithfeet's debut LP soil.
This summer Gately was part of the recent Mary Anne Hobbs curated ‘Queens of the Underground’ Festival in Manchester alongside Houndstooth musician Aisha Devi. She is currently living in LA and teaching at CalArts.
'The sound of deconstruction... hinting at pop only to take delight in crumbling from within. Countless timbres and textures jostle within her tracks, either crammed together in a sonic maelstrom, or separated by what feel like blasts of chilled air' — Resident Advisor
'radiates a naive, infectious delight in the joy of creating crazy, maximalist pop textures' — The Wire
Hinako Omori is a musician 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.
Initially training to be a sound engineer, she studied Music and Sound Recording at Surrey University but then went on to work at record labels and distributors and then at audio equipment manufacturer Focusrite/Novation. After session playing on the side, she leapt into music full time as a keyboard player and programmer – some of the artists Hinako has worked with include Georgia, Kate Tempest, Ed O’Brien, KT Tunstall, James Bay, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Ellie Goulding and Fionn Regan.
Her move into creating her own music was instigated by her friend Hannah Peel, who asked her to remix of one of her tracks from her ‘Mary Casio’ album. The track was included on Hannah’s own Mindfulness Mix on BBC Radio 1, and also played on BBC 6 Music and Radio 3.
The experience spurred her on into developing her own musical journeys – 'Auraelia', released in November 2019 via Injazero Records, is the first time Hinako has released an EP of her own. After delving into a hard drive of instrumental demos, lyrics and field recordings, 'Auraelia' was born. The tracks are a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation, building on layers of synths and vocals.