CD: Ryuichi Sakamoto - async - The Arts Desk
The Arts DeskCD: Ryuichi Sakamoto - asyncThe Arts DeskThe first solo album in eight years from legendary musical innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto resonates with misfire and melancholy - unsurprisingly, when much of that time has been dedicated to a battle against throat cancer. The organ, Bachian fugues, and a ...
Posted on 6 May 2017 | 4:50 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto Is Listening Closer Than
The FADERRyuichi Sakamoto Is Listening Closer Than EverThe FADERIt was perhaps an odd setting for a performance by a Cageian baby such as Ryuichi Sakamoto — he was born in 1952, the the same year as John Cage composed "4'33"," he later told me — but then odd juxtapositions are often what frame the sonic ...
Posted on 5 May 2017 | 10:18 am
Ryuichi Sakamoto provides a soundtrack to
The Japan TimesRyuichi Sakamoto provides a soundtrack to life at 'async' exhibitionThe Japan TimesHow has Ryuichi Sakamoto been able to harness melancholy so skillfully? How has he created such desperately sad music, and then managed to get up in the morning and do it again and again, over several decades? Perhaps the beauty and delight of the ...
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 1:07 am
Listen to music from Ryuichi Sakamoto,
88Nine Radio Milwaukee (blog)Listen to music from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kendrick Lamar, and Sevdaliza88Nine Radio Milwaukee (blog)In the first hour, we featured new music from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Little Dragon, Sylvan Esso, Carl Craig, Sevdaliza, Mr. Mitch and a previously unreleased track from Prince. The track will be on the “Purple Rain” re-issue. In the second hour, we played ...
Posted on 1 May 2017 | 8:47 am
Stream Ryuichi Sakamoto's async, his first
FACTStream Ryuichi Sakamoto's async, his first album in eight yearsFACTRecorded primarily in New York, Sakamoto has said the album was conceived as the score to an imaginary Andrei Tarkovsky film while also taking inspiration from “everyday objects, sculpture, and nature.” The result is a multichromatic view of Sakamoto's ...Ryuichi SakamotoPopMattersall 3 news articles »
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 11:45 am
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