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Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada

WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of Midori Takada’s solo album from 1999, Tree of Life.

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-favourite "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.

Midori Takada

Tree of Life

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Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada
CD

£12.99

Digipack.

Released 23/12/2022Catalogue Number

WRWTFWW057CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

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Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada
LP

£32.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Remaster.

Black
Released 03/02/2023Catalogue Number

WRWTFWW057

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Midori Takada

Tree of Life

We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records
Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada
CD

£12.99

Digipack.

Released 23/12/2022Catalogue Number

WRWTFWW057CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada by Tree of Life - Midori Takada
Album artwork for Tree of Life by Midori Takada
LP

£32.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Remaster.

Black
Released 03/02/2023Catalogue Number

WRWTFWW057

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the worldwide reissue of Midori Takada’s solo album from 1999, Tree of Life.

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-favourite "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.