One of the great success stories of the reissue age, Japanese composer Midori Takada now tours the world sharing her singular take on ambient and minimal percussion music. Little more than decade prior, only a small group of record heads and music blogs were aware of her surrealistic 1983 masterpiece, Through the Looking Glass. Thanks in part to tastemakers like Visible Cloaks’ Spencer Doran and viral YouTube uploads, the album sparked a worldwide obsession with ’80s Japanese minimal music and even became the #2 best selling album on Discogs in 2017. Takada’s music is deeply imaginative, conjuring dream worlds with her vast array of percussion instruments including marimba, gong, cowbell, wood bells, tam-tam, and bongo. If you get the chance, do not miss her live show!
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Tags: Experimental / Kankyo Ongaku / Minimal / Percussion