Forgotten Treasures

Midori Takada & Masahiko Sato “Lunar Cruise” (1990, WRWTFWW)


Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s “Through The Looking Glass”, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s “Lunar Cruise”.

“Lunar Cruise” is her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh.

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) vibrantly fusing traditional African and Asian percussion with jazz, ambient, and minimalism. The album also features the great Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End…) and Kazutoki Umezu.

“Lunar Cruise” reissued September 15, 2017 on WRWTFWW Records

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Midori Takada is set to tour Europe and Australia between August and November. Selected dates below, many more to be announced:
12/08/17 Sat – Helsinki FI, Flow Festival The Other Sound
29/08/17 Tue – Melbourne AU, Melbourne Recital Centre
01/09/17 Fri – Sydney AU, RBMA Weekender
28/09/17 Thu – London UK, Transcender Festival @ Milton Court SOLD OUT
29/09/17 Fri – Paris FR, RBMA Paris Palais de Tokyo
03/10/17 Tue – Milan IT, Palazzo Litta Cultura
19/11/17 Sun – Leipzig DE, TransCentury Update @ UT Connewitz

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