Windswept Adan Artwork

Windswept Adan


Released: 2 Dec, 2020

Label: hermine / Ba Da Bing


“Windswept Adan”,  Ichiko Aoba’s  seventh studio album,  is a singer-songwriter album, a concept album, a piece of chamber music, and a contemporary orchestral work. It is heavily influenced by jazz, by folk and by impressionistic classical music. It is a soundtrack to an imaginary film; it is an album that tells a story; it is a piece of fantasy science fiction set to music; it is a sonic voyage through the East China Sea.

The fantasy world in which “Windswept Adan” is set is loosely based on Japan’s Southwest Islands – the Ryukyu Archipelago that stretches from Kyushu to Taiwan. Ichiko travelled to the island chain in 2020 with photographer Kodai Kobyashi, immersing herself in the beauty of these coral islands, and started to piece together a story that used some of the imagery they recorded.


  1. Prologue
  2. Pilgrimage
  3. Porcelain
  4. Horo
  5. Easter Lily
  6. Parfum d'étoiles
  7. Kirinaki Shima
  8. Sagu Palm's Song
  9. chinuhaji
  10. Chi no Kaze
  11. Hagupit
  12. Dawn in the Adan
  13. ohayashi
  14. Adan no Shima no Tanjyosai