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Posted on 3 March 2018 | 4:56 pm
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Glass -
mxdwn.comAlva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Glassmxdwn.comGlass is the latest collaboration between German minimalist Alva Noto and Japanese polymath, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Sakamoto came to prominence as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra over three decades ago, as well as with working with artists such as Brian ...
Posted on 27 February 2018 | 12:00 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto - “Life, Life” (Anenon
Tiny Mix TapesRyuichi Sakamoto - “Life, Life” (Anenon Dream Mix)Tiny Mix TapesYou know, it's not exactly easy dealing with dreams. It's weird stuff. Of course, contra Laurie Anderson, I don't make a big fuss of it. Shit like that allows your imagination to roam a bit. Nothing wrong with that. A couple years ago, I had a dream ...
Posted on 27 February 2018 | 9:22 am
DESPACIO and Alva Noto & Ryuichi
Crack MagazineDESPACIO and Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto among final ...Crack MagazineThe Barcelona festival, which is due to celebrate its 25th edition this year, has made its final wave of artist announcements. Most notable, perhaps, is the news that James Murphy and 2manydjs' will be bringing their club experience DESPACIO to Sónar ...Sónar finalises 2018 programme with 50 more actsResident Advisorall 2 news articles »
Posted on 27 February 2018 | 3:03 am
async remodels - Pitchfork
Pitchforkasync remodelsPitchforkThe original async followed a period of radiology treatment for throat cancer, and the album feels infused with the penetrating urgency of an artist facing his own mortality. remodels responds to this weightiness by assembling a multi-generational ...
Posted on 26 February 2018 | 10:08 pm
Spool's Out: August's Tapes Reviewed By
At times there are sounds resembling Alva Noto’s intense glitchy backdrops for Ryuichi Sakamoto, and at others there’s the luminescent picturesque ocean of sounds heard on Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas albums. Pianos, guitars, field recordings, they all get ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:39 pm
Jim O'Rourke Announces Avant-Jazz LP with
In 2014, Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was sadly sidelined with throat cancer. Today brings happy news, as he has now revealed that his...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:06 am
Ryuichi Sakamoto "In Great Shape"
In this career overview, Barry Walters details how one of the most transgressive stars of the 1980s, Grace Jones, gave voice to the oppressed while offering a bold example of what it means to be free.
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 2:28 am
A ‘gymnopedist’ ahead of his time
But could he have predicted how much of an influence Satie would have on future sound artists such as John Cage, Brian Eno or Ryuichi Sakamoto? Satie’s eccentricities have stumped many biographers. Experts argue that his peculiar behavior, bizarre ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Musicians slam Abe's security moves, sing
“If that happens, the day may come when we won’t be free to perform live here.” World-renowned musician, composer and peace activist Ryuichi Sakamoto sent along a statement of solidarity. “I feel strongly that democracy is not functioning in Japan ...
Posted on 12 August 2015 | 2:00 am