Ryuichi Sakamoto

Brussels Philharmonic - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Music For Film (2016)

Brussels Philharmonic - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Music For Film
Soundtrack, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:22 min | 166 MB
Label: Silva Screen | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognised as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honours the very best composers at work in the world of cinema. In 2016 the award goes to one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)
Soundtrack | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:26 | 145 MB
Label: Milan Records

In 2015 Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the music for Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son, the latest film by legendary Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada whose career has spanned six decades and over 80 films. Yamada is perhaps the last director to have lived through what is now known as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema – a period that gave rise to Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu. The film tells the story of Nobuko Fukuhara, a mother who has lost he son in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It is an intimate character study of Nobuko, whose son begins to communicate to hear as a ghost.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 17, 2016
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue '2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:44 minutes | Scans included | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 947 MB

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, composer, arranger, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, actor, and activist, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as a member of electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives. The album is named after Henri Michaux’s description of the feel of using mescaline in Misérable Miracle. It was recorded in about 500 hours, and Sakamoto would spend whole days without sleeping working on it.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991  Music

Posted by Designol at April 16, 2016
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, Fusion, Synth-pop | Label: Denon | # DC-8586 | Time: 00:51:06

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Kazumi Watanabe early session works. Compilation of tracks from the albums "Thousand Knives" (1978), "Kylyn" (1979), "Kylyn Live" (1979) and the track "Tokyo Joe" which appeared on a various artists anthology "Tokyo-Paris-London-New York, Dancing Night" (1982, track recorded 1979).
Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su - The Last Emperor: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su - The Last Emperor (1987)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Score, World, Ethnic | Label: Virgin | # CDVP 2485, 0777 7 86029 2 7 | Time: 00:50:25

Ex-Talking Head David Byrne and actor/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (who co-starred in the film) each get a side of this beautiful score to Bernardo Bertolucci's Academy Award-winning film, and each took home Oscars and Grammys for their efforts.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Reissue 1990

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic | Label: Denon | # DC8571 | Time: 00:45:39

Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album appeared before he formed Yellow Magic Orchestra in late 1978, after the young keyboardist had earned his M.A. in music from Tokyo University. Six long instrumentals make up this CD, but apart from a taste for Asian-sounding synth lines, they hint at very little of what was to come in YMO. "Thousand Knives" is a long disco-lite jazzy workout with a very un-synthesized guitar solo by Kazumi Watanabe (who would later join YMO on tour and have his solo album produced by Sakamoto). Side two's "Da Neue Japanische Electronische Volkslied" and "The End of Asia" (later revamped in YMO) are closest to the new wave of Japanese electronic music that he would spawn. "Island of Woods" and "Grasshoppers" trade in rhythm for sound landscapes, and the sort of cheeriness that would pop up later in Sakamoto's childrens movie scores. Harry Hosono turns up on one track, and generally the album is a pleasant, if unadventurous, listen.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 04 (2004)  

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2013
Ryuichi Sakamoto - 04 (2004)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 04 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10136 | Time: 00:56:54

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.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)  

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2013
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Neo Geo (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 114 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: Epic | # EK 40994 | Time: 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.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)  

Posted by Designol at March 17, 2013
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: KA'+B | # KAB-0017 | Time: 01:13:49

"Bricolage," a French word meaning to assemble something from available materials, is such a perfect term for the art of the remix that it's surprising no one has ever used it before. It's less surprising that Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose work has always had a cool Continental flair despite the artist's Japanese roots, would choose such an elegant term for his swish remix collection. Focusing on reworks of material from 2005's back-to-the-roots electro-pop experiment Chasm, Bricolages features a cross-cultural and cross-generational batch of remixers including Cornelius, whose playful sense of pastiche is to current hipster Japanese pop what Sakamoto's Yellow Magic Orchestra was a quarter-century before; his take on the spoken word cut-up "War & Peace" is considerably lighter and groovier than Aoki Takamasa's tense, austere version.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2016
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Genre: Experimental Pop, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: ForLife Music | # FLCG-3128 | Time: 01:00:18

Sweet Revenge is an amazingly sophisticated album in which Sakamoto sets the distinctive and heart-rending chordal and harmonic ideas of his soundtrack work to trip-hop and neo-bossa-nova beats. The songs are fronted by a succession of guest vocalists who each contribute lyrics which add up to an amazingly coherent whole–a mature meditation on love, longing, conflict, revenge and regret. As usual, Sakamoto was ahead of his time. By spotlighting the deep poetry of J-ME and Latasha Natasha Diggs, this 1994 album anticipated by years the introspective hip-hop diva trend popularized by Lauryn Hill.