Midori Takada's MKWAJU Ensemble: MKWAJU LP

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Another great example of the team at WRWTFWW records putting formerly holy grail LPs in the hands of anyone willing to part with $20-30.  This is an 140G pressing of the MKWAJU Ensemble's MKWAJU and also comes with a CD as well. 

Percussionist Midori Takada leads the MKWAJU Ensemble using instruments including the marimba, gong, vibraphone, and tom tom to explore numerous rhythmic patterns.  It is an LP sounds and feel like many different things at once.  These songs can just as easily fit into a DJ set as a relaxing evening at home. 

The compositions on this LP are wonderfully complicated, yet inviting to the listener.  One can assume this LP has been dissected by Music Theory folks time and again, however it never feels complicated.  The epic "Flash-Back" may be the best example of this, with the group shifting between rhythms, building and releasing tension.  The whole LP is a wonderful listen and a great LP to add to your collection.  

Track List:

    • Mkwaju
    • Shak Shak
    • Lemore
    • Tira-Rin
    • Pulse In The Mind
    • Flash-Back