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Tree of Life

by Midori Takada

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    *IF YOU WANT THE RECORDS TO BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE SLEEVE - PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE WHEN MAKING THE ORDER*

    *This is a pre-order, ships around November 4th 2022*

    WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of Midori Takada’s solo album from 1999, Tree of Life, available on vinyl for the first time ever in a new audiophile mix by the Japanese percussionist herself, and in full half-speed-mastered glory. The 180g LP comes in a heavy sleeve with a beautiful design by Kohei Sugiura. Tree of Life is also available in CD (digipack) and digital formats.

    Originally recorded in September 1998 at legendary Ginza (Tokyo) studio Onkio Haus (founded in 1974 and where Ryuichi Sakamoto’s "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and many more were recorded) and released on CD only for the Japan market in 1999, Tree of Life is Midori Takada’s best kept secret, a lost gem of minimalism and percussive ambient. The album is separated in two parts, the first one finds Takada exploring her trademark environmental soundscapes with precise mastery of marimba, drums, and bells, notably on the magnificent fan-favorite "Love Song Of Urfa". The second half is a collaboration with Chinese virtuoso Erhu player Jiang Jian Hua, allowing Midori Takada to unveil new layers of her artistic mind with a slightly more theatrical approach and a beautiful crystallization of complex simplicity.

    The entire album was given a fresh new audiophile mix by Midori Takada herself and was mastered at Emil Berliner Studios, with half speed cutting for the vinyl version, to ensure an audio presentation aligned with the Japanese pioneer’s vision.

    This Tree of Life reissue follows two newly recorded Midori Takada albums, Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter and You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana, both available on WRWTFWW Records, along with her 1983 masterpiece, Through The Looking Glass.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tree of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €29 EUR

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  • Digital Album
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €8 EUR  or more

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    *This is a pre-order, ships around November 4th 2022*

    WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of Midori Takada’s solo album from 1999, Tree of Life, available on vinyl for the first time ever in a new audiophile mix by the Japanese percussionist herself, and in full half-speed-mastered glory. The 180g LP comes in a heavy sleeve with a beautiful design by Kohei Sugiura. Tree of Life is also available in CD (digipack) and digital formats.

    Originally recorded in September 1998 at legendary Ginza (Tokyo) studio Onkio Haus (founded in 1974 and where Ryuichi Sakamoto’s "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and many more were recorded) and released on CD only for the Japan market in 1999, Tree of Life is Midori Takada’s best kept secret, a lost gem of minimalism and percussive ambient. The album is separated in two parts, the first one finds Takada exploring her trademark environmental soundscapes with precise mastery of marimba, drums, and bells, notably on the magnificent fan-favorite "Love Song Of Urfa". The second half is a collaboration with Chinese virtuoso Erhu player Jiang Jian Hua, allowing Midori Takada to unveil new layers of her artistic mind with a slightly more theatrical approach and a beautiful crystallization of complex simplicity.

    The entire album was given a fresh new audiophile mix by Midori Takada herself and was mastered at Emil Berliner Studios, with half speed cutting for the vinyl version, to ensure an audio presentation aligned with the Japanese pioneer’s vision.

    This Tree of Life reissue follows two newly recorded Midori Takada albums, Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter and You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana, both available on WRWTFWW Records, along with her 1983 masterpiece, Through The Looking Glass.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tree of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €16 EUR or more 

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Collector's Item - Midori Takada - Tree of Life LP TEST PRESSING - only 22, only here.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tree of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Tree of Life LP (180g) + Midori Takada Tote Bag
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    *IF YOU WANT THE RECORDS TO BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE SLEEVE - PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE WHEN MAKING THE ORDER*

    *This is a pre-order, ships around November 4th 2022*

    Midori Takada's TREE OF LIFE (1999), released on vinyl for the first time ever. New mix by Midori Takada herself, remastered at Emil Berliner Studios. Half Speed Mastered 180g vinyl.

    Marimba, Drums, and Bells by Midori Takada
    Erhu by Jiang Jian-hua

    Percussion / Minimalism / Environmental

    Only 15 tote bags available.

    Double sided Midori Takada tote bag (MIDORI/TAKADA)
    Prints on both sides
    W801 EarthAware™ Organic Bag for Life
    100% Organic Cotton Canvas - 340gsm (10oz/yd²)
    Premium heavyweight fabric
    Dimensions: 38 x 42 cm
    Capacity: 10 litres
    Handle length: 67 cm

    Tie dye by Haydée Touitou

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tree of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Midori Takada - Tree of Life (1999)
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released November 4, 2022

*This is a pre-order, releases around November 4th 2022*

WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of Midori Takada’s solo album from 1999, Tree of Life, available on vinyl for the first time ever in a new audiophile mix by the Japanese percussionist herself, and in full half-speed-mastered glory. The 180g LP comes in a heavy sleeve with a beautiful design by Kohei Sugiura. Tree of Life is also available in CD (digipack) and digital formats.

Originally recorded in September 1998 at legendary Ginza (Tokyo) studio Onkio Haus (founded in 1974 and where Ryuichi Sakamoto’s "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and many more were recorded) and released on CD only for the Japan market in 1999, Tree of Life is Midori Takada’s best kept secret, a lost gem of minimalism and percussive ambient. The album is separated in two parts, the first one finds Takada exploring her trademark environmental soundscapes with precise mastery of marimba, drums, and bells, notably on the magnificent fan-favorite "Love Song Of Urfa". The second half is a collaboration with Chinese virtuoso Erhu player Jiang Jian Hua, allowing Midori Takada to unveil new layers of her artistic mind with a slightly more theatrical approach and a beautiful crystallization of complex simplicity.

The entire album was given a fresh new audiophile mix by Midori Takada herself and was mastered at Emil Berliner Studios, with half speed cutting for the vinyl version, to ensure an audio presentation aligned with the Japanese pioneer’s vision.

This Tree of Life reissue follows two newly recorded Midori Takada albums, Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter and You Who Are Leaving To Nirvana, both available on WRWTFWW Records, along with her 1983 masterpiece, Through The Looking Glass.

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