Ichiko Aoba - 0
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The album is an entity unto itself, masterfully crafted, beautifully intimate and thoroughly captivating.
You really got to admire the finest moments when music can convey such elegantly exquisite and powerful emotions with so little, in ways appreciably different to other mediums of art. I say Ichiko Aoba's "0" is the embodiment of such unique qualities, qualities I'm sure all us enthusiasts look for and admire in our music! :)

Enchantingly mellow, sparsely soft, entrenched in pristine minimalism, ambience and pure intimacy, 0 is a rare spectacle of a folk album that exhibits conceptual ... read more
This is my longest review, probably going to be my most liked review.

"0" is her 4th project which includes cover songs originally made by her childhood idol Mian Yamada, and also includes her first attempt to do a field-recording song. Her guitar-only stance hasn't changed but there's a certain evolution from her previous projects.

The first song is the thing I want to concentrate, its about the desperate, natural disasters. Many people unfortunately died, but people who survived ... read more
Yeah you know what this is a 100, the more I think about it, it just makes sense
Best folk albums of the decade, and one of the best of all time
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then, by golly, I'll call this glorious, dazzling, and extremely fascinating.
Thanks @Inglume for this suggestion!

At this instance of social distancing and deserved political unrest in the USA, the intimate "0" by Japanese folk singer Ichiko Aoba is alluring as fuck, and, for its short moments, transports me out of the chaos that is 'living in the United States' right now. The scant instrumentals of this LP rarely consist of anything other ... read more
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Track List

  1. いきのこり●ぼくら
  2. i am POD (0%)
  3. Mars 2027
  4. いりぐちでぐち
  5. うたのけはい
  6. 機械仕掛乃宇宙
  7. 四月の支度
  8. はるなつあきふゆ
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Added on: July 12, 2016