Aurora

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Olga Vitalievna Yakovleva (Ольга Витальевна Яковлева), better known by her stage-name Origa, was born in the old Soviet Union, in Novosibirsk Oblast, an area of southwestern Siberia. She made a name for herself working mostly in Japan. Sadly she died of lung cancer at the age of 44 in 2015. I think she had a haunting voice, and I quite like her work. Most of it anyway.

This song is “Aurora” by Origa from the 2005 album Aurora.

Electra’s Song

Origa (Olga Vitalevna Yakovleva – or – Ольга Витальевна Яковлева) was a Russian-born singer who made a name for herself in Japan. I first ran across her music when she was tasked with singing the opening song for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. But her voice had a haunting quality. Sadly she passed away in 2015 at the age of 44 from heart failure.

This is “Electra’s Song” from her 2003 album Era Of Queens.

That opening song, “Inner Universe” can be found at this link. It is the 2nd video in the list. (Only about a minute or two were used for the TV show’s theme.)