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Not having seen the movie, I had previously purchased tracks from Sakakmoto's Cinemage album, the Main Theme to Little Buddha being one of them. As the whole album was not available then I was very happy to listen to what I thought was a very fine piece of film music. Then the whole soundtrack became available...and the one word to describe it...stunning. It's one of the most emotionally charged soundtracks that I have heard...and not in that overwrought Hollywood style either. Some tracks will probably benefit from seeing the film, Raga Naiki Kanrha and Raga Kirvani come to mind but theses are fines pieces of ethic world music which give contrast to the epic lush strings featured on most of the other tracks. I am now awaiting delivery of the film to hear this wonderful work within it's visual context.


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 was also...
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