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Midori Takada & Lafawndah join forces for Le Renard Bleu, featuring the first new music released by Midori Takada in nearly twenty years. Le Renard Bleu is an astonishing musical and cinematic collaboration between the two composers and filmmaker Partel Oliva, one that takes a cross-generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. Needless to say if like us you had your world turned upside down by the reissue of Midori Takada's Through The Looking Glass, are a devotee of Lafawndah's Warp EP or the glacial tones of Iona Fortune, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto's broken glass ambient or Coil's Triple Sun than Le Renard Bleu is going to leave you utterly speechless...
Le Renard Bleu originated from Midori Takada's preoccupation with the legend of the fox. A legend that says it appears in both ancient Senegalese and Japanese folktales as the trickster archetype; belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. Above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature.
Using this as a platform to set sail from, Midori Takada constructed a vivid instrumental composition dramatizing the spirit animal’s journeys through waterphone, bells, marimba and various forms of drums, Lafawndah's response was composed in her inimitable mix of fairytale and undertow, using melodies and lyrics that set to capture a dialogue between her and the fox himself. Eventually, the duo met in Tokyo for a week of communing with the material at Avaco Creative Studios, where new elements were composed on site, created in partnership with KENZO.
To experience the music that Midori Takada & Lafawndah have crafted is one of the most life-affirming journeys you are going to venture on in 2018, a meeting of minds so well matched that to experience it is truly to be a part of something so special that it's hard to step back and unweave yourself from its evergreen ceremony of succinct patterns. While it may be 20 minutes in length, Midori Takada & Lafawndah’s musical lucid dreaming ensures that Le Renard Bleu acts as a momentarily time slip, making a listening experience that seemingly passes by in one single, perfect moment.
"The future lies in fragments in the past, to remember is to recover it, the fox rises to thicken the plot."
Le Renard Bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between Lafawndah and composer Midori Takada, and filmmakers Partel Oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. supported by 17 fans who also own Le Renard Bleu. What a marvelous album, I haven't chosen a favorite track as they are all amazing This is a masterpiece. Album 2018 1 Song. Le Renard Bleu - Single Midori Takada. Modern Era. Sonically, Takada has joined forces with the London-based singerproducer Lafawndah, best known for her 2016 pan-global or even post-global pop EP Tan. Visually, the pair took up with filmmakers and artistic directors Partel Oliva for an accompanying film, of interest mainly as a chance to see how Takada creates her sounds, and a one-sided 12 with a flip etched by Parisian illustrator Neila Czermak. Logistically, the crew found funding and distribution from cult fashion house KENZO, whose runway. Takada,Midori & Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu Condition: New. Time left: 15d 1h 21m 40s Ships to: Worldwide. Midori Takada & Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu - LP Vinyl - New Condition: New. Time left: 21d 16h 24m 51s Ships to: Worldwide. Your feedback for Le Renard Bleu. Midori Takada, Lafawndah. 2018 single. Main artist: Midori Takada, Lafawndah. Total duration:20 min. Le Renard Bleu. Writer: Midori Takada, Composers: Midori Takada. Please write a minimum of 10 characters. By Gabriela Helfet. July 9, 2018 In News. A collaborative EP with Lafawndah. Japanese percussionist and composer Midori Takada has unveiled her first new music in 20 years, a single-track EP called Le Renard Bleu, out digitally today ahead of its vinyl release in August. Read more: Through the looking glass with ambient pioneer Midori Takada. Le Renard Bleu, which translates to the Blue Fox, is inspired by Japanese and Senagalese folktales about the animal. Composed over the course of one week at Avaco Creative Studios in Tokyo, Takada crafted the instrumentals using waterphone, bells, marimba and various forms of drums, with Lafawndah then adding melodies and lyrics to the 20 minute recording. In June, WRWTFWW reissued the debut album from Takadas MKWAJU Ensemble, called KI-Motion, for the first time. Pre-order a copy of Le Renard Bleu here ahead of its August 24 release and watch the video below. Read next: Another Green World: How Japanese ambient music found a new audience