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.
2LP - Limited edition audiophile 2x12” LP. 500 only Ultra Deluxe 45rpm Audiophile Cut Edition with Gatefold "Tip On" Sleeve. Housed in heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on jacket (Gatefold). Sticker. 45 rpm cut for highest possible Audiophile Sound made by Emil Berliner Studios.
LP - Beautiful 1 LP 33rpm Cut Re-Edition (2017) with "Tip On" Sleeve. Housed in heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on jacket. 33 rpm LP mastercut by Emil Berliner.
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