"Ichiko Aoba's albums have only been available as expensive Japanese imports, until now. After creating her label, Hermine, last year to celebrate her tenth anniversary in music, Aoba released the most complex and rewarding work of her career, 2020's Windswept Adan. While audiences in the west are only just learning she exists, her accomplishments are unquestionable; she contributed to the soundtrack for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, was cited by Owen Pallett as an inspiration, and has collaborated with the likes of Haruomi Hosono, Cornelius, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and recently Mac DeMarco. Ichiko Aoba's iconic voice and classical guitar playing are immediately recognizable, timeless sounds. Windswept Adan, envisioned as a soundtrack for a fictional film, builds it's own world with sweeping co-production and arrangements from Taro Umebayashi. It's the story of a young girl sent to the island of Adan, a place where there are no words. While international listeners of Aoba may not understand the words she sings, and despite the central importance of lyrics in her writing, it's a testament to the power Aoba wields that one can resonate so deeply with her work." - Ba Da Bing!
- sparse, beautiful + evocative folk concept album from Japanese singer songwriter
- black double vinyl pressing
- housed in gatefold sleeve w/ printed foldout insert
- music label: Ba Da Bing! 2021