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Okiya EP

by Mecha Maiko

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easyryder87 exotique pour moi : samples antiques japonais, unique dans le sous genre, je médite sur la douceur du ep, la piste 5 est surprenante! Favorite track: Ochaya.
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Czuhc This album touches my mind, body, & soul in a way I never knew I needed. Favorite track: Ochaya.
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Volke An album that proves that the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. Very different from what I was used to but it grew on me once I just sat down and zoned out to the sounds. Favorite track: Bug.
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vekilos This EP is an excellent experimental foray in-between the stripped-down tendencies of Let's! and the dreamy yet restive atmosphere of Mad but Soft.
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Electronomicon I really enjoy this album. It's different, I like almost anything influenced by Japanese culture, and Mecha Maiko's voice just works for me. Good stuff. Favorite track: Bug.
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Okiya 03:12
Okiya my sister a coffin to put me away Okiya my system a network a metal embrace
Bug 06:09
I wear the clothes and the mother comes after me I wash the floor and the lenses keep track of me and the lenses keep track of me Spider on the wall was calling me by name her fragile little webs grew too dangerous to stay She looked into my iris crawled inside the hole I plucked her from my ear canal she thinks that I’m her home You own the house does it mind when I make it creak? I have a bed and I think I sleep The directives are growing weak Oh, must we pretend? Oh, must we pretend that we’re so different? Okiya
Ochaya 03:03


It is 1930s Japan. World leaders have established a complex relationship with an advanced civilization from Alpha Centauri B, trading natural resources for new technologies. City populations skyrocket and the demand for luxurious goods and entertainment is unquenchable.

A boarding house in Kyoto receives a new shipment of androids. The mother uploads all the necessary memories and relationships for the hundred new girls to begin their lives as geisha and maiko. These are the memories of one particular maiko unit.

Visit each song page to follow the story.


released January 25, 2019

All songs written and performed by Mecha Maiko.
Album design by Rafael Farias.
Mastered by Slade Templeton at Influx Studios in Bern, CH.
Made with support from Zoey Records.

Special thanks to Zackery Hobler, Zoey Records, and to cdbpdx.com for sharing their impressive collection of pre-WWII Japanese recordings.


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Mecha Maiko is a Juno-nominated synth pop project by Hayley Stewart.


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