Okiya EP

by Mecha Maiko

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    Limited edition 12" vinyl pressing of Okiya with remixes by Bogdan Dražić and Jessiquoi. Pressed on black vinyl in spineless sleeves with holes. Includes a bonus senjafuda-inspired sticker. Signed by the artist upon request. Maximum 2 copies per customer.
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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 Toronto-based synth pop project by Hayley Stewart.

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