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Aalko aka Akiko KiyamaJP

Aalko aka Akiko Kiyama<sup>JP</sup>
Aalko aka Akiko KiyamaJP

Project Aalko, an electronic music experience not limited to techno, brought to you by Akiko Kiyama, who has been recognized by DJs who lead the scene like Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, and John Tejada. Initiated on Kebko Music the label Akiko Kiyama started in 2015, Aalko places a purity of sound free of artificiality at its base, creating a distinctive world where the various elements of ambient, breakbeats, and irregular beats coexist.

During live performance Akiko Kiyama explores her most personal and free self through using a wide-range of hardware such as modular synths for the audience o experience a mysterious sort of music on the flip side of categorization. In 2018, the first album under the name Aalko, "No Man Is An Island," was released on Kebko Music. Her music was met with much acclaim during her performance at MUTEK in Montreal. That same year, she performed together with Richie Hawtin and Alva Noto at Toyosu PIT, where her underlying tone of distorted rhythms and heavy bass lines excited the audience with its unique kind of groove.


Kebko Music