アダンの風 (Windswept Adan)

青葉市子 [Ichiko Aoba] - アダンの風 (Windswept Adan)
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #212 / 855
User Score
2020 Ratings: #2
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CRITIC REVIEWS

88
Beats Per Minute

While remaining delicate throughout. Windswept Adan is a landscape, an aquatic world to be lost within, and one from which you’ll scarcely want to emerge.

80
Pitchfork

On Windswept Adan, Aoba expands her repertoire of sound and brings collaborators into her vision, yet she still holds on to the wistful imagination that allows her to dream up private universes.

80
Uncut
Aoba couches dreamy retro pastiche in contemporary electro- ambient production with effortless finesse. Not a note is wasted here.
80
Mojo

Aoba's hushed voice makes for an immersive meld of indie-folk, classical and jazz.

80
Spill Magazine
This is minimalistic and melodic music at its finest.
80
Spectrum Culture

Windswept Adan demonstrates universal emotions, reflections on growth and maturing through measured progress. It speaks, and is heard, without applying any undue force.

78
Sputnikmusic
This record holds up on its own terms, and it’s pretty enough to do well on anyone else’s.
70
Loud and Quiet

As I listen to Windswept Adan for what is probably the eighth or ninth time, it feels like a record worlds away from the one I first listened to in front of the television on my tatty settee.

60
The Observer
It’s a remarkable feat of musical world-building that will pull you back to Adan’s shores again and again.
Chode
90

#1 of my Top 50 Albums of 2020: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/29961/chodes-top-50-albums-of-2020/

Sealed away in the deepest depths of a lost forest, near the shore of the lustrous ocean gleaming from the rays of the sun, behind a dimly lit village on the oceanic coast of Indonesia, there is an album. One of wondrous magic and alluring serenity. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with 'Windswept Adan.'

Whether it’s her stellar and incredibly minimalistic live record ... read more

MattsReviews
100

Do you ever feel a sense of emptiness in your life? Do you ever need something to comfort you? Do you ever feel like you lack something? Is there ever a time you just want to stop trying?

These are just some questions I ask myself all the time, but listening to アダンの風 (Windswept Adan) made me forget it all.

The elegant instrumentation matched with the heavenly vocals on this new project gives me a sense of hope and safety. Everything about this just makes me feel great. Listening to ... read more

Doublez
85

"Winderwept Adan" appeals to all our 5 senses in a metaphorical way. The hearing and the taste to realize that this charming and bewitching masterpiece is simply delicious to browse through. The sight and smell that will allow you to visit each room of this adventure thanks to your imagination, multiple images and memories that run deep inside you. The touch in order to enjoy all the emotions that emerge, which will come to embrace you, pinch you when necessary, to realize how much ... read more

TheRealEminem
100

If I were to die, I would want her songs to lift me up to heaven.

mommasealion
100

need to remember to listen to this during my next breakdown

otiscohanmone
80

How do Japanese musicians manage to be so good in whatever genre they play? Just how do they do it? HOW?

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Track List

1Prologue
4:55
88
2Pilgrimage
3:48
93
3Porcelain
4:29
92
4Horo
1:58
83
5Easter Lily
3:16
89
6Parfum D'étoiles
2:52
89
7Kirinaki Shima
1:27
84
8Sagu Palm's Song
3:57
92
9Chinuhaji
1:52
84
10Chi No Kaze
3:47
89
11Hagupit
2:58
90
12Dawn in the Adan
4:45
96
13Ohayashi
3:44
91
14Adan No Shima No Tanjyosai
6:07
92
Total Length: 50 minutes
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Added on: October 30, 2020