Ryuichi Sakamoto - Beauty (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
World Fusion, Experimental Pop/Rock, Electronic | Label: Virgin | # 7 91294-2 | 00:59:56
Beauty is the eighth solo studio album by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. Beauty is notable for its "collage of styles" that range from rock, techno, and classical to flamenco, African, and Japanese traditional. In discussing whether music is narrative and illustrative or an abstract medium, Sakamoto said, "I have visions sometimes when I'm writing contemporary music, even when it's very logical. For example, for one of my songs on the album Beauty, I was always having visions of Amazonian rainforests, a little plane flying very low over the trees. Trees, trees, trees, and some birds. But the title of the song is 'Calling from Tokyo'." Recorded at various sound studios throughout Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles, Beauty features many collaborators that include Arto Lindsay, Brian Wilson, Robbie Robertson, and Sly Dunbar.