Aiko: Fly With Me / Time Machine


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Aiko: Fly With Me / Time Machine
Artist: Aiko
Title: Fly With Me / Time Machine

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Seven inch vinyl pressing. Japanese singer Aiko Sekiguchi moved from Japan to Honolulu for a six-month residency at a local nightclub known as Oasis leaving behind a successful career in her home country. She later became a karaoke instructor and sought to build confidence in her students and bring out the best in each individual. Sadly Aiko died in 2014. Sometime in 1979 Aiko and her companion-in-music Honolulu composer/arranger Dale Senaga decided to immortalize her voice and his songs on record. They flew to California for two days at A&M Studios - one day recording instrumentals another for backing vocals - and returned with the master reels to Honolulus Commercial Recording Studio to record Aikos voice and Dales synthesizer overdubs. Despite a small self-funded budget the pairs resulting album accomplished a delicate balance between the soaring spirit of Aikos voice and the inviting arrangements of Dales compositions. Fly With Me glides effortlessly through West Coast AOR in a unique hybrid Japanese-Hawaii fashion uplifting the listener with inspiring sound and lyrics. Time Machine is high-energy cosmic disco jam that lends itself to Japanese Enka yet maintains its playability through simple yet strong songwriting. Whenever we listen its as if Aiko has invited us to join her as she soars through the after-life flying higher and higher as a bird traversing a space where anything is possible.

1.1 Fly with Me
1.2 Time Machine

H 0.10
W 7.07
L 7.48

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