Spread over four sides of vinyl, WRWTFWW compiles all three sections of Japanese contemporary composer Somei Satoh’s ‘Mandala Trilogy’ - that is, three pieces inspired by the Avatamsaka Sutra. Comprising 1982’s ‘Mandala’, 1986’s ‘Mantra’ and 1990’s ‘Tantra’, the '+ 1' in question is a 2004 live recording commissioned by harpist Ayako Shinoza-Ki and titled ‘Mai’. An essential listen for any fans of drone, ambient or minimalist music.
Vinyl Double LP £34.99 WRWTFWW055
2LP on WRWTFWW housed in a 350gsm sleeve with liner notes by Masaaki Hara.
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