A fresh release for the 1981 KI-Motion LP arrives in June.
Put out two years before Takada's acclaimed solo LP Through The Looking Glass, which was reissued in 2017, KI-Motion is said to be the starting point for the artist's "exploration of minimalism, African rhythmic tradition and ambient music." The ensemble drew inspiration from the tamarind (mkwaju in Swahili), a sturdy, drought-resistant tree known for its culinary, medical and musical uses—some of the first mallets and marimbas were made with its wood.
Vinyl copies of KI-Motion's original release are extremely hard to find, but now WRWTFWW Records is set to give it a new issue on wax and CD.
Listen to a full stream of the album.
01. Wood Dance
02. Maximum α
04. Angwora Steps
05. Hot Air
06. Zindo Zindo
WRWTFWW Records will reissue KI-Motion on June 22nd, 2018.
Photo credit: Go Itami