Friday, March 2, 2018

Mkwaju Ensemble - 1981 - Ki-Motion

Mkwaju Ensemble
1981
Ki-Motion


01. Wood Dance 7:18
02. Maximum a 7:10
03. Ki-Motion 6:27
04. Angwora Steps 6:38
05. Hot Air 8:15
06. Zindo Zindo 6:14

Drums – Shuichi "Ponta" Murakami
Percussion, Marimba, Vibraphone – Midori Takada, Yoji Sadanari
Synthesizer – Shuichi Chino

Recording: 13th July - 18th August 1981
Nippon Columbia Studio No. 1 & No. 2


The group’s second effort, Ki-Motion, featured neither Hisaishi nor Matsutake. Recorded over a one month period in 1981, Ki-Motion is slower and more sparse. Where Mkwaju looms dynamically, Ki-Motion focuses on atmosphere. A standout in this respect, “Hot Air” augurs the sound Takada would explore further on her solo album Through the Looking Glass, eschewing electronic instrumentation entirely in favor of organic percussion and woodwinds. 

2 comments: