Aya Project - 1st Demo (January 23, 2018)
This one is out today on CD-R and apparently its a set by keyboardist Aya Ishgami, who was on that all-star keyboardist album 'Battle of Fortress' last year. It's produced by Jill's Project's Masashi Okagaki. She's been doing a Terra Rosa cover band with ex-Crystal Arrow bassist Sumito Fujita apparently. Features a Hammond organ and Moog syntheiser. Can't for the life of me find any sound for it unfortunately.



Track List:
1 prologue
2 Go Foward
3 Akershus
4 epilogue

Well there's no trailer, but she has put up a video of her kit:

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This could be pretty decent, her being a Masashi Okagaki student and all. If she can play and write anywhere near as good as Okagaki, it should be good.
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Nice. I'll have to check that one out when I get the chance.
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It's available at SA music.
Just bought it, but it’s not clear from the (limited) CD-R packaging whether it’s just pure solo keyboard work or whether there are other instruments on it - seems like possibly the former.

Ms. Ishigami is credited w/ organ and keyboards, and Okagaki-san gets the production credit, but that’s your lot.
OK, so I've had a chance to give it a listen now. It's really two tracks with an intro and an outro (as opposed to 4 full tracks), but it's pretty enjoyable.

It's an instrumental band recording, but the players of the non-keyboard instruments aren't credited - not something I'm keen on and the only other time I've seen it is on Mai Yajima's albums, but it is what it is.

Recommended if you like 70s prog & Deep Purple kind of sounds, I'd say it's a promising debut and well worth checking out.

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