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
Including cover songs originally made by her childhood idol Mian Yamada, and also including her first attempt to do a field-recording based record, "0" is a worldclass folk masterpiece. Her guitar-only stance hasn't changed but there's a certain evolution from her previous projects that's for sure

The first song is the thing I want to concentrate, its about the desperate, natural disasters. Many people unfortunately died, but people who survived through this notices the extreme ... read more
Imagine a world, given to you just through music alone. A world where you get to imagine whatever you want. A world that has no restrictions, a home away from home that is more comfortable than the one you have now. A world without the pain and turmoil of the world you’re in now. That world is here now… through the projects of Ichiko Aoba.


The Story I Never Told… The World Given from Ichiko Aoba

Part 1: The Gift

Today is Christmas. I saw an unusual gift ... 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
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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