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🎼 Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass Album
Contemporary, Experimental, Ambient
  • Performer:
    Midori Takada
  • Title:
    Through The Looking Glass
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  • Style:
    Contemporary, Experimental, Ambient
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  • Size FLAC version
    1994 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    2247 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1093 mb
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    Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo


2Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream
3Catastrophe Σ


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RCL-8369Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass ‎(LP, Album)RCA Red SealRCL-8369Japan1983
WRWTFWW018 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass ‎(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry)We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want RecordsWRWTFWW018 Switzerland2018
WRWTFWW019CD , PFCD006 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass ‎(CD, Album, RE)We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records, Palto FlatsWRWTFWW019CD , PFCD006 2017
WRWTFWW019Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass ‎(LP, Album, Num, RE, TP, Sig)We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want RecordsWRWTFWW019Switzerland2017
EGDS-75 (DYCL-3369)Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass = 鏡の向こう側 ‎(CD, Album, RE, Blu)CS RecordEGDS-75 (DYCL-3369)Japan2017


  • Composed By, Performer, ProducerMidori Takada
  • Cowbell, Marimba, Harmonium [Reed Organ]Midori Takada (tracks: A2)
  • Design [Cover Design]Mikio Kawasaki
  • Directed ByMasahiko Arao
  • Engineer [Assistant]Akio Tanabe
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer, JVC]Kazuie Sugimoto
  • Engineer, Mixed ByMasaki Ohno
  • Executive-ProducerMasamitsu Kurokawa
  • IllustrationYohko Ochida
  • Marimba, Gong, Cowbell, Recorder, Bells [Wood Bell], Ocarina, Tam-tamMidori Takada (tracks: A1)
  • Other [Cola Bottle], Harmonium [Reed Organ], Bells [Clay Bell]Midori Takada (tracks: B1)
  • Photography ByRiki Watanabe
  • Tom Tom, Bongos, Cowbell, Cymbal [Cymbale Antique], Vibraphone, Harmonium [Reed Organ], PianoMidori Takada (tracks: B2)


The sleeve is the same as the regular but pasted a red sticker written as a "見本盤"(見本盤 mean is Promo).
The label collar is white. "見本盤" is printed.
Two pieces of regular vinyl sales announcement and live announcement flyer are enclosed.


  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): V 〄 Ⓑ RCL-8369A 111
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): RCL-8369B 121


  • Manufactured By – RVC Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RVC Corporation
  • Recorded At – Victor Aoyama Studio
  • Mixed At – RVC Studio



Label: RCA Red Seal RCL-8369 & We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo Country: Japan Released: 1983 2017 reissue. Midori Takada is a composer, multi percussionist, and theater artist renowned in Japanese vanguard circles. She will tour Europe this spring. Midori released two solo albums: Through The Looking Glass and Tree Of Life, and wrote music for Tadashi Suzuki's theater plays. Her hypnotic, minimalist music is based in the concept of coherence between sound and the human body. She performs solo on marimba and other percussion instruments. She debuted on the scene of Berlin Philharmonic, performing with the RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin just after graduation from Tokyo U. Songs in album Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass 1983. Midori Takada - Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream. Midori Takada - Crossing. Midori Takada - Trompe-L'oeil. Midori Takada - Catastrope Σ. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Japanese composer Midori Takada's newly reissued album is an assimilation of musical modes from around the world. It belongs in the pantheon alongside Steve Reich's most notable works. The rarest of all of Takadas works though was her 1983 solo effort, Through the Looking Glass, never released on CD and fetching ludicrous sums online for an original vinyl copy. Unable to financially sustain Mkwaju, Takada disbanded the ensemble and entered the studio by herself to realize this music. Through the Looking Glass sold poorly upon its release, but a YouTube algorithm later brought it fresh attention now the Japanese musician is on a U. The Japanese composer and percussionist Midori Takada released Through the Looking Glass in 1983. Three decades later, a YouTube algorithm introduced it to a world of new Rago for The New York Times. By Andy Beta. Through the Looking Glass. Your Rating. Overview . Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 2017 Vinyl от Through The Looking Glass на free to midori takada Through the Looking Glass Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream, Crossing and more. 4 tracks 41:20. The LP, which was originally released by RCA Japan, has become one of the most sought-after records from the fertile mid-'80s era of experimental Japanese electronic music. In 1983 she released a solo album called Through The Looking Glass, which became a highly-sought collector's item. The album was finally re-released in 2017. View wiki. Midori Takada Japanese: 高田みどり is a Japanese percussionist. She was born in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 1951. Midori Takada's 1983 album Through The Looking Glass, a holy-grail of Japanese ambient and minimal music, is getting reissued this March. The reissue is being handled by two record labels: Palto Flats, which reissued Mariah's Utakata No Hibi album in 2015, and Swiss outlet WRWTFWW Records which stands for We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records. There will be a single vinyl LP version, cut at 33rpm, an. Through The Looking Glass. TAKADA,MIDORI Artist Format: Audio CD. This 42-minute 1983 LP album full audio readily available on the internet has recently been released on CD and its music remains a delight, full of whimsy. Marimba, reed organ, gongs, bells, ocarinas, shakers, drums, and even a Coke bottle flute are layered through multi-track in this solo endeavor

This sleeve has a "見本盤" sticker on it, but the vinyl may have been distributed as a promo with the same thing as the regular. I think they are mixed. What do you think?
"How a Digital Rabbit Hole Gave Midori Takada’s 1983 Album a Second Life"https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/arts/music/midori-takada-through-the-looking-glass.html
I recently discovered this, and was instantly blown away. I came from Hiroshi Yoshimura. Its to a heavenly surprise this is being repressed. This is amazing.
Fantastic, timeless release that definitely lives up to the superlative rating that has been bestowed upon it. Deep, dark, moody, subtle, almost "droney" in parts with excellent accompanying percussion. Perfect for a quiet, meditative rainy Sunday morning.
The latest pressing from 12th mai is perfect.....have to be lucky....
Seems like cd is the best option - maybe ill buy I crackly 33rpm if I see if cheap - just to get that cover artwork (which is stunning)Regardless of format - a welcome reissue to be treasured.
original is original! must have
Simple fellow
The CD reissue is very dynamic and conservatively mastered, if anyone cares. Glad I didn't go for the vinyl as I would've been frustrated had I received an off center LP or a record with non-fill.
Pre-orders are up now from both the labels releasing this. These labels make plenty so no need to worry. http://paltoflats.com/release/midori-takada-through-the-looking-glass/http://wrwtfww.com/merch
Thanks for the update, that's been very good news indeed - especially cos I see she'll be doing something in Glasgow where I live!
Reissue 2017 and a tourHer deep quests into traditional African and Asian percussive language are captured on a series of now highly sought after albums including her masterpiece Through The Looking Glass (1981/RCA) and her collaboration with Masahiko Satoh Lunar Cruise (1990/Epic-Sony), both of which will be reissued on Swiss label WRWTFWW in 2017.To coincide with the reissues, Midori will be touring her solo percussion performances to festivals and concert spaces around Europe.
its not been reissued yet boi ...... .. .. ..
For anyone wondering about the source of this info, here's the link:http://qujunktions.com/artists/midori-takada
this label reissues only limited and vinyl editions. I don't think it is good news
yeah, been waiting all year for the repress. i guess we'd better accept that it may not be happening now..?
Juno records UK apparently have a reissue coming up sometime in the next couple of months I think
Any news on the repress? I can find nothing online, except for the testpressing.org site, who claim to be working on the test pressing.
Juno records UK may be releasing a reissue early this year, next couple of months or so
Incredible release so I'm glad it's getting a much needed repress. Anyone know who drew the artwork? Would love a print of it.
Cannot remember the artists name, however same artist created artwork for dorothy ashby's django LP and also another solo harp album of classical flamenco, I remember i came accross her after 5 mins research
Neto91 Why did you rate it one star? Doesn't make any sense.
It's a piece called 「残されたアリウス」, "Arius who got left behind, by 落田洋子, Yoko Ochida. This piece is also on the cover of one of her books, 「風の祝祭」 or "The Wind Festival". Feel free to look it up. :)
The answer to your question is within this page :)
Hopefully the reissue will be arriving soon! . . .
$900 ? I can maybe understand if someone had M/M or maybe NM/NM listing it at that with a view to negotiating.but, to the dude that has it listed as VG+/VG+...get real idiot, are you waiting for a lottery winner to whom money is no object who in the slim chance is after a Midori Takada LP ? ain't gonna happen sunshine. certainly not before the reissue drops. keep it listed at that price by all means - no one is going to buy it, but hey I'm sure it looks good on your 'wall'. still there, will be next time I check in, and the time after...and after that...ad infinitum.
For all who are interested in this record, I contacted someone at "testpressing.org" and they confirmed with me that a repress is indeed underway. They wrote to me:"A legit reissue is definitely on the way.All the best,Rob"Here is the blogpost that mentions a repress:http://testpressing.org/feature/lone-star-productions-july-2016/
That's weird, i contacted them few weeks ago and didn't get any answers from them. But if they do a reissue, that's a good thing for all of you ! :)
Jesus H Christ, $900 listed! Vinyl gougers truly doing god's work with this one.
Considering the steady growth of people looking for a copy... (note : the last one sold for a complete bargain)
Zeus Wooden
will buy the reissue. As is, been listening to it on youtube. Someone tell me, does the actual recording end abruptly at 40:46 as well?
To answer my question, yes. Yes it does. Have my RE and enjoying it now.
Apparently the reissue is coming via a "Swiss Label" according to, ummmm, the buzz. Excited.
Could you give me details of the reissue? Thank you.
where did you hear this btw? i cant find anything about a repress.
Please elaborate ! Do you have a source or is this still a conspiracy?
what label please ???? you dont know the name ?? thanks
anyone with a copy willing to sell out there ? or else someone get this re-issued please...
Amazing record ! Anyone know about reissue ? I want reissue of this...
I am severely doubting there is any reissue planned for this one considering my google skills didn't yield any results...I wish i could be wrong tho.Any hint about the label yet ? (i can't really see which label could/would reissue this)
reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue! <- reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue!
anyone have word on the reissue? i've been checking every site everyday for some type of idea
anyone info about the reissue?? where? and When? please !
reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue reissue!
Settling for the horrible compression of the youtube link is a sin the reissue needs to happen!!
I would love to know this as well. The album is amazing and really deserves a reissue.
I've had to pleasure to take a good listen from a lossy source, this album is a wonderful arrange of nostalgia, space, and curiosity, I can't help but to feel in trance at the thought of a childhood that I rarely remember, so warm and empty. A very interesting sonic and spiritual experience. If you find a source to have a listen, don't hesitate. And if you are lucky to find a physical copy, don't think twice.
here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWGjYg2LmZQ