amuletum bouquet

Ichiko Aoba - amuletum bouquet
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Based on 45 ratings
2020 Ratings: #84
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January 10, 2020 / Release Date
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I'm by no means familiar with Ichiko Aoba's work. From what I can tell, they're a Japanese folk artist who's been releasing music for a good while now, and according to a good amount of my friends, that music is actually pretty great. I should probably listen to a few of their albums at some point. Regardless, I figured now would be a better time than ever to check out one of their singles, This is actually really beautiful! While I don't think I would refer to this as ... read more
first single reviews of the new decade!

if this means a new Ichiko album this year, then my god, i'm fucking so excited. while bouquet is a pretty standard stunningly beautiful Ichiko song, amuletum is really special. it's got this unique flute instrument that i've never heard on an Ichiko album? it also features some stunning harp work that i've also never heard her work with. it's an incredibly warm and calming song, it really reminds me of something off the Breath of the Wild soundtrack in ... read more
Not even out yet and i already know this about to be stunning

I always tell myself that I need to listen to more Ichiko Aoba, her music is absolutely beautiful and this is no exception. The slow plucking of the strings coupled with the great vocals makes for two incredibly calming tracks. The first song is especially great, it has a really interesting instrumental with the wind instruments in the background which gives it a surprisingly lush feel. Overall, really enjoyed these tracks. Hopefully this means a new album later this year!!
very good
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Added on: January 9, 2020