Playing The Piano (Bonus Version)
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Ryuichi Sakamoto reached an international audience in the ‘70s as a member of the electronic art-pop trio Yellow Magic Orchestra, a group that was popular internationally as well as in their native Japan. Sakamoto started a solo career while still a member of YMO, and also wrote soundtracks for such films at Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, and The Last Emperor. On Playing the Piano, a solo Sakamoto reinterprets several of his previous compositions, including some of his unforgettable movie themes. He’s clearly influenced by Debussy, but listening to these pieces it’s hard not to think of another singular French composer, Erik Satie. Like Satie, Sakamoto can create magic with just a handful of delicately placed notes. Austrian electronica wiz Christian Fennesz, Icelandic bassist Skuli Sverrisson, the English early-music group Fretwork, and others make contributions to the bonus tracks. One of the most gripping pieces is the closer, “Composition 0919,” a wildly energetic minimalist duet for piano and player piano.
Saw him in concert <3
I literally just saw him in concert in Sf. :)
I might be biased but hearing this album LIVE is like no other experience I've ever had.
Brilliant, provoking, emotional, and at the same time.. relaxing..
Great great compositions... I already miss the live music.
This is a great album filled with creativity and ambience, but at the same time each one of his songs seem to tell a story.
It suits any kind of weather, any time of day. Timeless and sentimental.
Born: January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Ryuichi Sakamoto
||Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence||1996||4:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bibo No Aozora / 04||Babel (Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture)||7:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rain||1996||3:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Only Love Can Conquer Hate||Babel (Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture)||9:41||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence||Playing The Piano (Bonus Version)||4:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bibo No Aozora||1996||6:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||mur||Revep||8:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Solitude||Tony Takitani||4:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Last Emperor||1996||5:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||ax Mr. L.||Revep||4:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
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