New York, New York
For Live PA (no dj sets), production/remixing, custom scoring, licensing, and sound design:
Soramimi is a composer and producer based in NYC, and the co-owner of Dusk Notes record label. A “soramimi” is defined as a mishearing or feigned deafness. Launched in 2011, this project focuses on music as narrative imagery, with a celestial sound illustrated by cerebral textures and rhythms, and deep hallucinatory compositions. Soramimi brings a distinct fluency and gravity to the table of nuanced ambient and experimental techno.
Her live performances feature her original compositions using outboard hardware synths and effects. Soramimi’s live PA intertwines throbbing immersive techno with heady rhythms, and creates alluring layers of intricate and evolving sonic abstraction. Forgoing the path of the dj, she chooses instead to connect and share with her audience by purposefully and meticulously showcasing her own creations with live electronics. Influenced heavily by cinematic sound design and sound scoring, she hopes to evoke a powerful, visceral reaction in the listener, as if they were watching - or even living in - a gripping, electrifying film.
Her live PA has been spotlighted at NYC’s esteemed Output Club, The Bunker New York, Good Room, Knockdown Center, Red Bull Music Academy Radio and Bossa Nova Civic Club; and DC’s revered Forward Festival. She has shared the stage with other forward-thinking live PA artists such as Rrose, Lawrence English, Sleeparchive, Drumcell, Blazej Malinowski, Tin Man and Vril.
Well-received in both critical and tastemaker circles, “Rapture Insignia,” released on Dusk Notes in 2015 and Soramimi’s second solo EP, proved to be a groundbreaking production for the artist. Resident Advisor applauded its exploratory sound and generative composition. Electronic Explorations Podcast 389 featured the release, alongside Soramimi’s rare DJ mix, also praised by many as their rare find for the year. 2015 also saw the artist’s success as a sound designer, for an award-winning ad campaign for IBM US Open.
The release of Soramimi’s third solo EP and Dusk Notes’ fourth record, “Pure Rubedo,” and her exclusive feature for Slam Radio 274, were both highlights for the producer in 2017.
2018 appears promising for the artist’s productions, with forthcoming releases on Detroit Underground and Monday Off. With a slow, pummeling rise into everyone’s sonic awareness, Soramimi is definitely one to watch.
- Cory James - Cubist Dance (Soramimi’s Double Vision) [on Extension of Life EP] - Dusk Notes (2018)
- Soramimi - Collapsed Gods [on Various Artists comp] - Monday Off (2018)
- Soramimi - Sigil In Soil EP - Detroit Underground (2018)
- Soramimi - Pure Rubedo EP - Dusk Notes (2017)
- Soramimi - Rapture Insignia EP - Dusk Notes (2015)
- Soramimi & Cory James - Jettatura EP - Dusk Notes (2014)
- Soramimi - Square Esteem EP - End Fence (2013)
- Mick Finesse - Forage (Soramimi Remix) [on Forage/Frolic EP] - 22 (2013)