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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (左うでの夢) (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb
Label: Midi Inc | # MDCL-1240 | Time: 00:42:52 | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Synthpop

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto first entered the public ear in the late 1970s, as a member of the seminal electro-synth band Yellow Magic Orchestra. Although short-lived, the band and its quirky approach to dance music influenced a generation of synth-poppers and techno artists. Sakamoto released a few experimental albums while still with YMO, but his solo career began in earnest with the acclaimed all-synth soundtrack to the 1982 film MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, which established him as a composer of some valence. His atmospheric film scores (THE SHELTERING SKY, THE LAST EMPEROR) and adventuresome collaborations with jazz, pop, and world musicians have contributed to his continued reputation as a visionary artist.

Fennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Cendre (2007) [Re-Up]

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Fennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Cendre (2007) [Re-Up]

Fennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Cendre (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: Touch | # Touch Toun 32 | 00:51:55

A collaboration between two of the best-known names in ambient music, the Japanese musician Ryuchi Sakamoto and the Austrian electronica artist Christian Fennesz, CENDRE is a hushed delight from start to finish, containing stately, minimalist pieces such as "Aware," "Kuni," and "Amorph." Fennesz provides the weightless electronic backdrop, into which Sakamoto drops precise chords that ripple the aural surface like smooth pebbles dropped into a pool.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:54
Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10136

Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of the pioneering figures of Japanese electronic music, demonstrates his versatility on this change-of-pace album. Released in 2004, 04 is dominated by Sakamoto's prowess on the acoustic piano, and features excerpts from several of his scores for motion pictures (including his music for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), television commercials (such as a campaign for Louis Vuitton), and video games ("Seven Samurai: Ending Theme" was composed for the PS2 game Seven Samurai 20XX).

Eternal Womb Delirum - #1 (2019)

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Eternal Womb Delirum - #1 (2019)

Eternal Womb Delirum - #1 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 366 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:11:37
Experimental Rock | Label: Super Fuji Discs

A pretty wild set of experimental work from mid 70s Japan – as you might guess from the name of the group! The lineup actually features a young Ryuichi Sakamoto on piano, but his work on that instrument is often overshadowed by the electronics and keyboards, and heavy guitar at some points – soaring out out with plenty of fierce fuzz and distortion when needed! Yet there's also a lot more going on here than just guitar and keyboards – as the tracks are all quite long, and go through lots of offbeat trippy changes that might be right at home with the Velvet Underground generation – not in a similar sound, but definitely in a similar spirit. All three long tracks are in Japanese – and the album's definitely a wild blend of psych, electronics, and other experimental modes.

Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992) [Re-Up]

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Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992) [Re-Up]

Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Ambient, Experimental Rock, Leftfield | Label: TriStar Music | # WK 57779 | 01:01:35

There's an old saying that one is only as good as the people with whom one collaborates. Judging by the list of musical contributors to Hector Zazou's Sahara Blue, Zazou is quite good indeed. Among many others, those adding their own touch to Zazou's album include Bill Laswell, Dead Can Dance, John Cale, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tim Simenon. Zazou devised the album as a mix of musical styles set to lyrics/vocals taken from the pen of Arthur Rimbaud. While it might appear like a pretentious undertaking on paper, the album is a cohesive slice of eclectic music-making. Jazzy spoken word songs such as "Ophelie" intermingle with throbbing dance-oriented numbers like "I'll Strangle You" and quiet, peaceful piano-based meditations such as "Harar et les Gallas." Dead Can Dance duo Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard work their particular magic on "Youth," exchanging vocals, and on "Black Stream," where Perry's dark, somber synth weeps around Gerrard's stunning vocals and yang chin. Zazou himself mostly stays in the background, providing production and electronic sounds, allowing the players to showcase their abilities.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 191 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion, Electronic, New Age | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2276 | 00:40:39

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the 1983 film. All compositions on the album are by Sakamoto except "23rd Psalm", which is a traditional piece, and both "Ride, Ride, Ride" tracks, by Stephen McCurdy. In addition, David Sylvian contributed lyrics and vocals on "Forbidden Colours".

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD) [Re-Up]

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD) [Re-Up]

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 6.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.53 Gb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Art Rock, Avant-Garde, J-Pop | Time: 16:30:46

Pioneering Japanese synth-pop group second only to Kraftwerk in influence. Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass and keyboards and vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums and lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards and vocals). The band's former "fourth member" was music programmer Hideki Matsutake. Collection includes all studio albums, three live albums and three compilations.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Best Selection (1990) [Re-Up]

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Best Selection (1990) [Re-Up]

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Best Selection (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb
Label: Alfa Records | # ALCA-61 | Time: 00:57:57 | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Techno-Pop

Best Selection captures great moments of Yellow Magic Orchestra during their golden period, between 1978 and 1981. The record is also a good way to discover the band as it is mainly composed of two parts: the first one is consecrated to punchy synth pop tracks from their first albums of the 70s, whereas the second part is dedicated to their darker 80s' cold wave pieces.

Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005

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Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005

Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: King | # KICS-1139 | Time: 00:42:47

Cochin Moon is Haruomi Hosono's fifth solo album. Initially a collaboration between Hosono and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, of whom traveled to India alongside Hosono; Yokoo ended up only drawing the cover, having been the worst victim of an outburst of severe diarrhea amongst the group during the trip, rendering this as virtually a Hosono solo album. Cochin Moon was written to be the soundtrack of a non-existent Bollywood film, a trait inspired by the artists' trip. The album includes performances by Tin Pan Alley keyboardist Hiroshi Satō and Yellow Magic Orchestra members Ryuichi Sakamoto & Hideki Matsutake.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree - Live in London (2016/2020)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree - Live in London (2016/2020)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree - Live in London (2016/2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:12 | 127 Mb
Electronic, Ambient | Label: 12k

The long-awaited digital release of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taylor Deupree's concert at St. John's Cathedral in London in 2014. Originally released as a double LP in 2016 by Thirty Three Thirty Three, in two editions, "Live In London" had yet to see a wider, digitally-distributed release as the LP editions did not come with a download option. Trailblazing Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is joined by revered electronic musician Taylor Deupree on this live recording, documenting their collaboration at St John-at-Hackney Church in 2014 – part of Thirty Three Thirty Three’s flagship concert series ‘St John Sessions’.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 音楽図鑑 (Ongaku Zukan) (1984/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - 音楽図鑑 (Ongaku Zukan) (1984/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 音楽図鑑 (Ongaku Zukan) (1984/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | Artwork - 140 Mb | 00:44:40
Electronic, Leftfield, Experimental, Synthpop | Label: Great Tracks

音楽図鑑 = Ongaku Zukan [Music Encyclopedia]. Slightly different to later international release "Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia".

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10072 | 01:12:16

Chasm (stylized as CHASM) is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement. "Seven Samurai - ending theme" is taken from Sakamoto's score for the PlayStation 2 game Seven Samurai 20XX.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: Epic | # EK 40994 | 00:34:46

Sakamoto's all-star blend of Western and Eastern music styles is a triumphant success for the composer, and a consistently good listen. On the title track he takes a traditional Japanese folk song and blends it into a funk groove provided by Bootsy Collins, Bill Laswell, and Sly Dunbar. Unlike Byrne and Eno's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, this blend of cultures is coming from the opposing angle and stays truer to the source material. But that track is only one of Sakamoto's approaches, and on several other tracks he joins with Laswell to create a crisp, techno-cultural hybrid that sounds like nothing except like pure Sakamoto. On "Risky," a subdued Iggy Pop lends vocals and lyrics, and doesn't come across as an interloper. And on "Okinawa Song," Sakamoto seamlessly integrates the southern island culture into his grand scheme.

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD

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Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 576 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: Commons | # RZCM 46910~1 | 02:04:16

This double disc is a collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz, with the former man taking a decidedly dominant role throughout. The concept behind the album is fairly straightforward: on each night of a 24-date tour, Sakamoto wrote and performed a piano piece in a different key. By tour's end, he'd explored every possible tonal variation within Western notation. He provided these short, jewel-like solo piano melodies to Fennesz, who laid them in soft beds of gently caressing electronics. The results are very pretty…

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.