ALMA Front Cover

Track List

  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music
  • Play music

※ Preview may take some time.
※ Preview is not available for songs under copyright collective.

YankaNoi, a solo project by yunniko, a singer-songwriter who also performs with the Shugo Tokumaru Band and other bands, has released its long-awaited second album "ALMA".

yunniko is a singer-songwriter who also works with the Shugo Tokumaru Band. She is releasing the album "ALMA" as her project YankaNoi.
ALMA" is an elaborate world of home recording art woven by all kinds of instruments. The sounds of her own performance and singing voice and other various sounds overlap each other, and beautiful music appears like the colors of twinkling lights in the night sky. Immersed in private intimacy, yet evoking a magnificent and profound soundscape, this music gently caresses "I" from all over the world who are forced to travel within, and invites us to "somewhere other than here"-an unknown world.
Guest performers include kauai hirótomo (drums, also in charge of arranging M4 "Crossing the Night"), who released his solo work "Another Galaxy" (2019) also on TONOFON, Wakana Ikeda (flute), Yasuyo Toi (clarinet/bass clarinet), Shugo Tokumaru(piano/cello, also in charge of some mixing).

The title "ALMA" means "soul" in Spanish, "grace" in Latin, and "leap" in Greek. Like this word, which is filled with various meanings, the music in this album has a multi-layered sound that foreshadows a rebirth and liberation from the dark space.

Past Rank In


Apple Music • J-Pop Top Albums • Czech Republic • TOP 15 • 9 Apr 2023 Apple Music • J-Pop Top Albums • Spain • TOP 71 • 12 Mar 2024 Apple Music • J-Pop Top Albums • Mexico • TOP 78 • 2 Aug 2022 Apple Music • J-Pop Top Albums • Korea, Republic of • TOP 99 • 16 Jul 2022

binary star

Apple Music • J-Pop Top Songs • Czech Republic • TOP 141 • 9 Apr 2023

Past Playlist In


Spotify • New Music Everyday - tuneTracks (curated by TuneCore Japan) • 21 Apr 2022

across the night

Spotify • 眠れぬ夜の音楽 • 20 Apr 2022 Spotify • Acoustic Melodies Tokyo • 7 May 2022 Spotify • 半身浴ノススメ • 20 Apr 2022 Apple Music • Songs We Dance To • 20 Apr 2022 Spotify • Best New Music: DIGLE SOUND • 9 May 2022 Spotify • Edge! • 20 Apr 2022 Spotify • 最Hit東洋榜 • 22 Apr 2022 Spotify • New Music Wednesday • 20 Apr 2022

Artist Profile

  • YankaNoi

    Yankanoi is a solo project by yunniko. The first album "Neuma" recorded by the band was released on P-vine in 2014. The second album "ALMA", recorded by herself, was released on TONOFON in 2022. In live performances, she performs in a variety of styles, including band, trio, and duo compositions, as well as solo compositions in which instruments and voices are multiply recorded in real time.

    Artist page