14 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album in five years—and first big project since his work on the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for The Revenant—is a delicate, beautiful, and often unpredictable piece of work. Juxtaposing familiar musical sounds (Bach-like organ processions, twinkling webs of synthesizers) with nonmusical ones (static, cicadas, the sound of feet crunching across leaves, or maybe glass), and soothing harmony with stark discord, Sakamoto creates a quietly dramatic world where disparate sonic information comes together by what seems like accident—just before it gracefully slides apart.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album in five years—and first big project since his work on the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for The Revenant—is a delicate, beautiful, and often unpredictable piece of work. Juxtaposing familiar musical sounds (Bach-like organ processions, twinkling webs of synthesizers) with nonmusical ones (static, cicadas, the sound of feet crunching across leaves, or maybe glass), and soothing harmony with stark discord, Sakamoto creates a quietly dramatic world where disparate sonic information comes together by what seems like accident—just before it gracefully slides apart.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

–TheArtist ,

Whole Album Listening Time...

This is a masterful work of art. Each piece is memorable on its own, with the feelings and nuances of each piece creating their own atmospheres, but when unified really delivering a codified whole. Wonderful, thank you Ryuichi!

GK4 ,

Hauntingly Beautiful

He has refined his craft to masterful level.

J as just ,

Beautiful

Reminded me of his 1980s works.

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