Mkwaju Ensemble - MkwajuSkydiver Records
WRWTFWW brings to back to life the highly acclaimed album MKWAJU. Led by Midori Takada on marimba, gong, vibraphone, and tom tom, a 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. The feverishly sought-after full-length is a stepping-stone in Midori Takada’s career and an all-around pioneering album. Huge!