Ai Aso - Lone

SOMA017 / Lone Ai Aso




Ai Aso: vocal, guitar, keyboard

Engineered & recorded by Takashi Itoga at Daikanyama UNIT, Tokyo 3rd November 2012
Mastered by Soichiro Nakamura at Peace Music, Tokyo May 2013
Vinyl cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin August 2013
Portrait by Miki Matsushima

Thank you Atsuo (Boris) & Daymare Recordings

Tokyo’s Ai Aso (朝生愛, Asō Ai) is a Japanese psychedelic pop singer-songwriter whose work has a whisper-thin acid folk quality to it. She started performing as a solo singer around 2000. Her solo work, infrequent collaborations with White Heaven members You Ishihara and Michio Kurihara, Yurayura Teikoku, and Boris bring a level of fragility and hypnotism to the stage recalling lost memories, small flavors of COIL and serial playing on the verge of evaporation.

As for her recent activities, she has performed on bills together with Sunn O))), Boris, Masaki Batoh (Ghost), Touri Kudoh, Kim Doo Soo, Mark Fry, Simon Finn etc.

“Record, Amaihibiki, Iswy” (Oz Disc, 2000)
“うめるもの [Umerumono]” (Electricholeye, 2001)
“Lavender Edition” (Pedal Records, 2004)
“Umerumonoizen” (Pedal Records / Tiliqua Records, 2005)
“カモミールのプール [Chamomile Pool]” (Pedal Records, 2007)
“She's So Heavy” split 7” with Wata (Diwphalanx Records, 2007)
“The Chamomile Pool Show DVD” (archiveDVD, 2008)
“あいだ [Aida]” (P.S.F. Records, 2009)

Ai Aso - The Future [The Chamomile Pool Show] Live video w/Wata and Michio from Boris