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志方あきこ

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Akiko Shikata (志方あきこ) is an folk artist. She has a very personal music style, basically a mix of and , in which she likes to use her multi-faceted soprano voice as an instrument, among other oddities. Known for her eclecticism that can be confusing at times, she has covered many styles that go from experimental rock to jazz, symphonic metal, ambient, progressive pop, industrial and classical music, as well as many subgenres of folk, just to name a few. However, most of her songs have in common an ethnic vibe, a non-linear, progressive structure with stylistic, tone and rhythm changes, quirky dissociated choirs and/or layered vocals at some point or another, simultaneous use of low and high vocals, and a lot of them could be labeled as neoclassical.

One of the pillars of her style and most interesting aspects of her music is that she likes to switch between very different vocal styles, sometimes within the same song: a deeper, ominous low-pitched voice; a high-pitched, child-like voice; and her regular, unique soprano voice, of which a more operatic variant can also be heard.

As for the lyrics and album concepts, Akiko usually draws inspiration from themes such as nature, mythology, pagan rituals, fantasy worlds or ancient legends, and sometimes more “common” themes such as death, love, traveling, melancholy or nostalgia.

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