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Customer Reviews

Sakamoto aime t-il son piano à ce point, ou devient il paresseux? ^^

Ryuichi Sakamoto n'a pas sorti d'album digne de ce nom depuis 'Chasm' (excellent). Il y a eu ceux avec Alva Noto (aussi excellents) mais ils semble que son travail se concentre surtout sur le piano (où les musiques de films écrites un peu rapidement) : '04', '05', Bricolage (avec Fennesz) et maintenant 'Playing the Piano'. Sakamoto est certes un très bon pianiste, son toucher fait merveille et son sens mélodique fait mouche à chaque fois. C'est beau. Mais bon, enregistrer 'Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence' pour la énième fois ne présente pas grand intérêt sauf pour les fans hardcore de ce morceau.
Une album agréale et plaisant donc, mais qui laisse l'auditeur se demander si Sakamoto n'est pas en panne d'inspiration depuis quelque temps.

Biography

Born: 17 January 1952 in Tokyo, Japan

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The driving force behind "Neo Geo" — a cutting-edge fusion combining Asian and Western classical music with other global textures and rhythms — pioneering electronic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was among the most innovative artists to emerge during the 1980s. Born January 17, 1952, in Tokyo, he took up piano at the age of three, and regularly performed in jazz bands while in high school. Sakamoto's musical tastes exposed him to everyone from the Beatles to Beethoven and John Cage, and he...
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