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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin Records America | # V2-86291, 0777 7 86291 2 2
Experimental Rock, Electronic, Pop, World Fusion | Time: 00:52:04

If eclectic is your bag, then Heartbeat might be your thing. Like Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto employs a realm of many styles on this upbeat collection. Songs performed in Japanese, Russian, French, and English (by friends Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, and Deee-Lite's DJ Towa Towa and Super DJ Dmitri) top an already brimming album that is everything its predecessor, Beauty, wasn't. Two completely different versions of the title track add arty spice. "Triste" is a wonderful, lazy-afternoon stroll in Paris jazz; "Lulu" follows suit. Is there no end to this Sakamoto's talent? He does jazz, rap, and chucks in a couple of solo piano pieces reminiscent of his soundtrack work. "Songlines" came about via his score for Pedro Almodovar's High Heels. "Boram Gal" and "High Tide" – with guests Youssou N'Dour and Arto Lindsay, respectively – are both delicate and swathed in summer. Ingrid Chavez adds poet's fire to frozen dust on "Returning to the Womb" and contributes eerie funk on "Cloud #9."

VA - Deutsche Grammophon: The Best Of Best Selected By Ryuichi Sakamoto (2018)

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VA - Deutsche Grammophon: The Best Of Best Selected By Ryuichi Sakamoto (2018)

VA - Deutsche Grammophon: The Best Of Best Selected By Ryuichi Sakamoto (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 425 MB | 01:46:33
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

2018 Year 12 month 6 to celebrate the 120th anniversary "German gramophone".Since its founding in 1898 as a classical music label, it has produced recordings of many great classical artists, including fultwengler, Karajan and Bernstein. This album is selected by Mr. Ryuichi Sakamoto who has been in contact with classical music through the recording of German gramophone from an early age."Best of German gramophone・selected by Ryuichi Sakamoto" is released. From the 1950s monophonic recordings to the new post-classical composer Johann Johannsson's work, all 18 tracks were recorded on a 2-Disc disc.

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000) [Re-Up]

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Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000) [Re-Up]

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: ProPiano Records | # PPR224532 | Time: 01:03:23

Pioneer of techno-pop, Academy Award winning film composer, touring performer - Ryuichi Sakamoto enjoys a diverse career as an artist whose music continually challenges traditional categories. Pianist Chitose Okashiro, taking risks that not a single "classical pianist" has been willing to take, recognizing the greatness of the classically trained Sakamoto's piano works, and imbuing them with her own brand of explosively talented genius has herewith set the standard for "independent classical label crossover" achievement. Already a HUGE success in Japan, with sales in excess of 30,000 units, Miss Okashiro herewith reveals the complete arsenal of Sakamoto's prowess… a prowess that lands him in the position (arguably) of the world's most important composer. Included on this CD are the hugely impressionistic and French like pieces that ONLY a trained classical pianist can play with the simplicity and grace required to foster their most sublime effects.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:47
Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock | Label: Nippon Columbia | # COGQ-87

Thousand Knives (also known as Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto) is Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album. The album is named after Henri Michaux's description of the feel of using mescaline in Misérable Miracle. It was recorded in about 500 hours, and Sakamoto would spend whole days without sleeping working on it. The album's title track is one of Sakamoto's most famous compositions.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe (1982) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, Fusion, Synthpop | Label: Denon | # DC-8586 | Time: 00:51:06

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Kazumi Watanabe early session works. Compilation of tracks from the albums "Thousand Knives" (1978), "Kylyn" (1979), "Kylyn Live" (1979) and the track "Tokyo Joe" which appeared on a various artists anthology "Tokyo-Paris-London-New York, Dancing Night" (1982, track recorded 1979).

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Love Is the Devil: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Love Is the Devil: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Love Is the Devil: Original Soundtrack Recording (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Experimental | Label: Asphodel | # Asph 0987 | 00:44:34

Due likely to his other careers as a pop artist, producer, classical composer, actor, and fashion model, Ryuichi Sakamoto the film scorer has averaged less than one film a year since his delightfully melodic debut, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence in 1983. But the Academy Award winner (The Last Emperor) has clearly eschewed quantity for quality, and his often-chilling music for Love Is the Devil (the first feature by vidoegrapher John Maybury–a disturbing portrait of artist Francis Bacon and his dark, obsessive relationship with his model/lover, George Dyer) is no exception. Sakamoto has long resisted composing mere musical narration for his film assignments; here he gets inside the characters by using the diverse palette and electronic techniques gleaned from his often cutting-edge pop work. This masterful melange of samples, treated piano, electronics, and white noise plays like a modern horror masterpiece, an eerie techno-concerto that owes more to Sakamoto's days as a student of electronic music and the avant-garde than to his sunny turn as leader of the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Think Bernard Herrmann displaced by an ocean and half-a-century of technology.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Milan | # 7313835759-2 | Scans ~ 60 Mb | Time: 00:52:27
Modern Classical, Minimalism, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz, Electronic

The album 1996 contains 12 pieces arranged for violin (Everton Nelson, David Nadien, or Barry Finclair), cello (Jaques Morelenbaum), and piano (Ryuichi Sakamoto), including both new compositions and music used in the soundtracks to The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, and High Heels. The music is for the most part restrained and reflective, as Sakamoto makes use of the contrasting timbres of the chamber instrumentation, mixing melodic and rhythmic effects soothingly (the exceptions being the more quick-moving "M.A.Y. in the Backyard" and "1919," which uses a barely audible voice and staccato playing to stirring effect).

Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 [3CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 516 Mb | Scans included
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Lounge, Experimental, World Fusion | Time: 03:01:40

Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto is a trio formed with Japanese composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto by Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and his wife, vocalist Paula Morelenbaum. In 2002, they released a debut album Casa (meaning "house" in Portuguese). The album is a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with an emphasis on a lesser-known material, recorded at Jobim's home in Rio. Paula and Jaques had been touring in a band with Antonio Carlos in 1984–1994, and Sakamoto played in a bossa nova group as a teenager, returning to the genre in his mature qualification. Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto second album A Day In New York presents five more compositions of Jobim plus three extra tracks from other composers, as well as new versions of songs from Casa. Collection includes: Casa (2001); Live In Tokyo (2001) and A Day in New York (2003).