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.

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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