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Ryuichi Sakamoto


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an intimate collection of twelve compositions by Ryuichi Sakamoto, written and recorded in Tokyo during his fight with cancer throughout 2021-2022.
Ryuichi Sakamoto


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this compilation album features twenty tracks handpicked by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who famously collaborated with Sakamoto on his Bes...
Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music For Film (2023 repress)

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In a 30 year plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes)...
Ryuichi Sakamoto


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on this celebration of old & new pieces, the japanese piano master is supported by delicately beautiful violin & cello playing.
ESPERANTO (2021 reissue)
  1. A Wongga Dance Song
  2. The Dreaming
  3. A Rain Song
  4. Dolphins
  5. A Human Tube
  6. Adelic Penguins
  7. A Carved Stone
  8. Ulu Watu

Ryuichi Sakamoto

ESPERANTO (2021 reissue)

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    Released: 19th Nov 2021


Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1985 electronic and ambient classic released outside of Japan for the first time since its original release.

‘Esperanto’ is a fascinating instrumental work mixing electronica, ambient and synth pop. This special reissue comes with original artwork including a 2 page insert with a new introduction by Journalist Andy Beta. The audio has been remastered in Tokyo by Seigen Ono. ‘Esperanto’ was composed for a performance by New York avant garde choreographer Molissa Fenley. Produced and performed by Sakamoto with contribution by Arto Lindsay and Japanese percussionist Yas-Kaz, "Esperanto" originally came out in 1985 and was Ryuichi Sakamoto's sixth solo album. It is composed of eight tracks displaying a varied mix of influences. "A Wongga Dance Song" comprises pulsating rhythms while "A Rain Song" adopts a minimalist mode with its distinctive repetitive patterns. "Dolphins" and "A Carved Stone" are captivating ambient pieces showcasing Sakamoto's talent for setting beautiful abstract melodic ornaments over atmospheric tones. One of the highlights of the album is "Adelic Penguins", a fascinating proto techno piece with a funky twist stretching over six minutes which echoes the electro funk of 1981's album "Hidari Ude No Yume." "Ulu Watu", a collage-like piece featuring bird motives and a tropical soundscape closes the album with an experimental note. ________________________________________