New soundscapes inspired by the architecture of V&A Dundee, the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland.
Legendary Japanese Ambient pioneer Takada was specially commissioned by MSCTY and one of UK's leading art institutions, V&A Dundee, to create a soundtrack to the museum itself.
Sympathetic to the architect Kengo Kuma's use of natural materials in the landmark building's construction, Takada bases the compositions around huge wood marimbas, creating atmospheric, hypnotic beauty inspired directly by Kuma's organic vision.
This album contains the complete works, constituting 3 connected compositions.
Midori Takada plays a special live show at Kings Place, London in September, the month of the album's physical release.
Her recently reissued 1983 work 'Through the Looking Glass' was hailed as "mesmerising" and an "ambient minimalist masterpiece" by Pitchfork who awarded it their best reissue of 2017.
SHHE is the alias of Scottish-Portuguese artist, musician and producer, Su Shaw. Her work is influenced by environment and ecology, exploring themes of identity and connection at the intersection between sound, space and liminal states.
SHHE's eponymous debut album was released by One Little Independent Records and was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2020.
This new album features an exclusive 45 minute composition specially commissioned by MSCTY and V&A Dundee, which is located in her town.
Based on the sounds of the water around V&A Dundee, with the music reacting to the movement of the pools and the tides, the piece is inspired by the rugged exterior of the museum architecture and its location by the River Tay.