Folk singer/songwriter Ichiko Aoba recently announced that she will be establishing her own record label: hermine. To celebrate the birth of the imprint, she has chosen to release a new digital single titled “amuletum bouquet” – her first sign of new material since October 2018’s “qp”.
The single’s two tracks are an exercise in contrast, with “bouquet” continuing in Aoba’s tradition of self-composed, narratively engaging folk. “amuletum (Mamori Uta)”, on the other hand, features both composition and a lavish arrangement from Taro Umebayashi, with harp, cello, and clarinet featuring prominently on the song.
You’ll find the audio for both of these tracks below.