MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU

LP (12"/10" Album)

Price: € 27.95

(VAT included)

Stock level: LIMITED STOCK

Available for
immediate delivery

Read our FAQ before ordering.

 

Label: WRWTFWW

Release date: 09/11/2018

Barcode: 4260544823787

Catalog no.: WRWTFWW0000025

Item ID: 471555

The holy grail album 'Mkwaju' by acclaimed Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's Mkwaju ensemble. Originally recorded in February and March 1981 and released by Japanese avant-garde label Better Days (home of Ryuichi Sakamato's debut album) Mkwaju is the fruit of the collaboration between Takada's crew and world-famous composer/musical director Joe Hisaishi. He is the man behind most of of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks and over 100 other films scores, including Takeshi Kitano's Sonatine, Hana-Bi, and Kikujiro. 'Mkwaju' is an inventive and riveting take on Eastern and Western minimalist traditions, African rhythms, and early electronica. Drawing from its jazz-rooted polyrhythmic improvisations in the most inventive ways, the album covers a wide spectrum of sounds, from colorful dance floor-ready percussion pieces that stand somewhere between proto-techno and experimental synth-pop, to cinematic ambient landscapes and ethereal drone delicacies. Comes on 140 gram vinyl.

Also available: MKWAJU (CD).

More MKWAJU ENSEMBLE...


MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - KI-MOTION

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - KI-MOTION

The official reissue of legendary album 'KI-Motion' by Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's MKWAJU ensemble, sourced from the original masters. A highly creative and transcendental fusion of marimba, vibraphone, bamboo percussion and synthesizers, 'KI-Motion' was recorded ... read more »

€ 27.95

 

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - KI-MOTION

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - KI-MOTION

The official reissue of legendary album 'KI-Motion' by Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's MKWAJU ensemble, sourced from the original masters. A highly creative and transcendental fusion of marimba, vibraphone, bamboo percussion and synthesizers, 'KI-Motion' was recorded ... read more »

€ 19.95

 

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU

MKWAJU ENSEMBLE - MKWAJU

The holy grail album 'Mkwaju' by acclaimed Japanese percussionist Midori Takada's Mkwaju ensemble. Originally recorded in February and March 1981 and released by Japanese avant-garde label Better Days (home of Ryuichi Sakamato's debut album) Mkwaju is the fruit of the ... read more »

€ 19.95

 

 

More on the WRWTFWW label...


SPOERRI, BRUNO -& RETO WEBER- - THE SOUND OF THE UFOS

SPOERRI, BRUNO -& RETO WEBER- - THE SOUND OF THE UFOS

A reissue of the extraterrestrial cult classic 'The Sound Of The UFOs', a collaborative effort between Swiss jazz and electronic music icon Bruno Spoerri and innovative drummer extraordinaire Reto Weber. This album, available on vinyl for the first time since 1978, comes in ... read more »

€ 25.95

 

UMILIANI, PIERO -& I SUOI OSCILLATORI- - IL MONDO DEI ROMANI

UMILIANI, PIERO -& I SUOI OSCILLATORI- - IL MONDO DEI ROMANI

Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1972, 'IL MONDO DEI ROMANI' is one of Maestro Umiliani's most atypical sound library/synth albums. It was recorded in 1972 during a lively period of intense electronic experimentation. Unique in his ... read more »

€ 25.95

 

HIROSE, YUTAKA - NOVA + 4 (2LP)

HIROSE, YUTAKA - NOVA + 4 (2LP)

WRWTFWW Records reissues of one of the most fascinating Japanese ambient/environmental albums ever made, 'NOVA + 4' by Yutaka Hirose. The album known as 'Soundscape 2: Nova', has all audio from its original masters, as well as 50 minutes of never-released-before recordings. ... read more »

€ 32.95

 

ASHIKAWA, SATOSHI - STILL WAY (WAVE NOTATION 2)

ASHIKAWA, SATOSHI - STILL WAY (WAVE NOTATION 2)

Official reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa's highly sought after Japanese ambient/environmental masterpiece 'Still Way (Wave Notation 2)', originally released in 1982. Cover artwork by Hiroshi Yoshimura and liner notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa himself and Irish producer ... read more »

€ 27.95

 

TAKADA, MIDORI -& MASAHIKO SATOH- - LUNAR CRUISE

TAKADA, MIDORI -& MASAHIKO SATOH- - LUNAR CRUISE

Arguably the best kept secret in Midori Takada's fascinating discography, 'Lunar Cruise' is an under the radar masterpiece that captures Takada (on marimba and minimal percussion set-up) and Satoh (on Korg M1 and Yamaha DX7II synths, Ensoniq EPS sampler and acoustic piano) ... read more »

€ 25.95

 

HAMASE, MOTOHIKO - ANECDOTE (2LP)

HAMASE, MOTOHIKO - ANECDOTE (2LP)

The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album 'Anecdote', recorded in 1987. It comes from the original masters on a 2LP set. It brings environmental and minimalist experiments with a jazz/soul touch, by three brilliant musicians flowing to blissful ... read more »

€ 32.95

 

 


Shiny Beast - shinybeast.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@shinybeast.nl
W. www.shinybeast.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.