Through The Looking Glass
by Midori Takada

A l'heure où nous écrivons, il n'y qu'un exemplaire de "Through The Looking Glass" en vente sur Discogs à plus de 700 euros ! Autant dire que la réédition du premier album de la percussionniste japonaise Midori Takada va faire des heureux.

Paru en 1983 chez RCA, cet album est un petit bijou de musique minimaliste électronique va donc se faire une peau neuve avec une réédition vinyle, grâce aux efforts conjoints de Palto Flats et WRWTFWW, version simple en CD (avec un booklet de 8 pages et poster) ou LP ou deluxe avec 2x12' limité à 500 exemplaires pour le monde, a jouer en 45rpm et un sticker. Pour l'occasion Midori Takada repart en tournée en Europe.

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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.

Tracklist :
A1. Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream
A2. Crossing
B1. Trompe-l’œil
B2. Catastrophe Σ

Label : WRWTFWW

LP CD 2018
€24,00
VAT excl. €20,00