Midori Takada – Through The Looking Glass
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.. Beautiful 1 LP 33rpm Cut Re-Edition (2017) with ‘Tip On’ Sleeve – housed in heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on jacket – cut directly from the original studio reels at the Frankfurter SST Studio ‘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. Midori Takada is a composer, multi percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles. 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.