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Das 1983er Album der japanischen Künstlerin wird nicht nur von Steve Reich Fans kultisch verehrt, auf Discogs steht es für 700 €.nnDas 1983er Album der japanischen Künstlerin wird nicht nur von Steve Reich Fans kultisch verehrt. Midori Takada ist eine japanische Komponistin, Perkussionistin und auch dem Theater verbunden. Diese Wiederveröffentlichung des 1983 via RCA Japan veröffentlichten Album, das gleichwie als ",Der heilige Gral der japanischen Musik", gilt, löst schon jetzt kleine Begeisterungstsunamis aus. Ihr Album verbindet auf absolut zeitlose Weise Ambient und Minimal Music. Die 4-teilige Suite fängt ihre tiefgehende Beschäftigung mit traditioneller Afrikanischer und Asiatischer Musik ein, die überwiegend perkussiver Natur ist, und vom präzisen Einsatz der Marimba pointiert wird. Palto Flats & WRWTFWW Records are ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated reissue of Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album Through The Looking Glass, originally released in 1983 by RCA Japan. Considered a Holy Grail of Japanese music by many, Through The Looking Glass is Midori Takada's first solo endeavor, a captivating four-song suite capturing her deep quests into traditional African and Asian percussive language and exploring contemplative ambient sounds with an admirably precise use of marimba. The result is alternatively ethereal and vibrant, always precise and mesmerizing, and makes for an atmospheric masterpiece and an unparalleled sonic and spiritual experience. The fully licensed reissue is available as a single 33rpm LP and a limited 45rpm DLP, both cut directly from the original studio reels (AAA), at Emil Berliner (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label Deutsche Grammophon) for the 45rpm DLP, and at the equally famous Frankfurter SST Studio for the LP. It is also available in CD format for the first time. All versions come with extensive liner notes. Bio Midori Takada is a composer, multi percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles. She will tour Europe this year. Midori released two solo albums: Through The Looking Glass and Tree Of Life and wrote music for Tadashi Suzuki's theater plays. Her hypnotic, minimalist music is based in the concept of coherence between sound and the human body. She performs solo on marimba and other percussion instruments. She debuted on the scene of Berlin Philharmonic, performing with the RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin just after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1974. She continued her career with solo concerts in Japan and abroad. In the 1980s Midori began to explore the traditional music of Asia and Africa. Her fascination resulted in joint projects with Kakraba Lobi from Ghana, Lamine Konte from Senegal, Farafina Band from Burkina Faso, and Korean musicians: zither player Chi Seong-Ja, flute player Won-Il, and saxophone player Kang Tae-Hwan. She also led Mkwaju Ensemble's innovative percussion project and still performs with free-jazz band Ton-Klami with Kang Tae-Hwan and jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh. In the past 20 years, Midori Takada spent more time in theaters than in concert halls - composing and performing live music for theater. She regularly works with Tadashi Suzuki and his Suzuki Company of Toga on their adaptations of Electra and King Lear. Takada's compositions have a remarkable way of affecting the imagination. Her minimalist, contemplative music is filled with the concept of infinity and reminds us of a moon voyage, falling stars, a journey into the ocean, or a walk in the garden. The trans melodies, initially simple, begin to loop and splinter, their rhythm breaking and thickening, slowly drawing the listener into another reality. Every live performance Midori Takada gives is unique and prepared especially for that occasion. TRACKS: 1. Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream 2. Crossing 3. Trompe-l' il 4. Catastrophe ?
It is a great album! It sounds like he had passed through my lessons. (Tony Allen, Afro-Beat Schlagzeug- Legende)nnDer japanische Schlagzeuger navigiert mit seiner Band durch Afro-beat, Dub, Jazz & traditionelle japansiche Musik. It is a great album! It sounds like he had passed through my lessons. (Tony Allen) Although I did not think deeply about it but I felt that a certain time had come for me and I decided to produce my solo album. It was 20 years since I first started playing drums and since then, out of all the brilliant artists who live in Japan that I played with, I wanted to freely enlist players who I really wanted to create music with. The initial catalyst was my strong yearning, wanting to know, what sort of creativity would result, if I produced my own album. This is what Keiichi Tanaka says about his intention in making this album. In 2014, Japan's leading 8 piece Afrobeat band with a cast of characters, Kingdom Afrocks put a halt to their group activities. For the past 8 years, firmly maintaining their steady & indispensable rhythmic core to this band's energetic live performance and music, their drummer, Keiichi Tanaka became the first member of this group who will be releasing a solo album after their split. He started working on his solo album entitled, KETA IICNA HIKA on October, 2014 and finished it at the beginning of 2015. Kingdom Afrocks were a band whose sound centered around Afrobeat and also implemented various musical styles such as Jazz, Brazilian Music, Latin, Rock, etc. and cooked up their own distinctive musical style and also managed to release 3 albums. Their frenzied live performance encompassed the overground to Japanese club scene's prestigious stages such as Fuji Rock Festival, Sunset Live, Gilles Peterson Presents Worldwide Showcase, Felabration Tokyo, Francois K.'s Deep Space which earned them a great reputation in Japan. TRACKS: 1. Tenzin Song 2. Gentleman 3. Hargeisa 4. Papa Paradise 5. City Of Aleppo 6. City Of Dub 7. Hekri Salari 8. Observation Is No Crime 9. Olele Moliba Makashi 10. Dub Hekri