Ichiko Aoba [jp, Hermine] + QOW [eg, Genot Centre]

23.10.2021 / Punctum Prague

Japanese artist Ichiko Aoba, who has already seven LPs awarded in her homeland, has finally made it to the Western media radar with last year’s Windswept Adan recording. The captivating recording on the border of chamber folk and avant-garde has also earned recognition from the most famous American vlogger, Anthony Fantan. He gave the album an exceptional mark of 9/10 and especially appreciated its consistent quality. The concept album tells the story of tribes living on two fictional Japanese islands and a young girl sent to save her family.

Surreal musical landscapes are typical for Japanese artists, and we can hear from Ichiko Aoba do not lack the versatility typical for impressionism and jazz. Thanks to its conscious composition, Aoba’s recordings appear in several theatrical performances and the soundtrack of a well-known videogame Zelda on Nintendo Switch.

An exceptional phenomenon of the Japanese scene will be presented in the chambers of Prague’s Punctum on Saturday, October 23, 2021, as part of the Jednota events. Together with her, the Egyptian interdisciplinary artist Omar El Sadek, based in Prague, will perform under the name QOW. QOW had released his debut album Dawafer on the Genot Center label last year.

 

#alternativefolk, #avantgarde, #avantgardefolk

ICHIKO AOBA

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