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Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005

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Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005

Hosono & Yokoo - Cochin Moon (1978) Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: King | # KICS-1139 | Time: 00:42:47

Cochin Moon is Haruomi Hosono's fifth solo album. Initially a collaboration between Hosono and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, of whom traveled to India alongside Hosono; Yokoo ended up only drawing the cover, having been the worst victim of an outburst of severe diarrhea amongst the group during the trip, rendering this as virtually a Hosono solo album. Cochin Moon was written to be the soundtrack of a non-existent Bollywood film, a trait inspired by the artists' trip. The album includes performances by Tin Pan Alley keyboardist Hiroshi Satō and Yellow Magic Orchestra members Ryuichi Sakamoto & Hideki Matsutake.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Best Selection (1990)

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Best Selection (1990)

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Best Selection (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb
Label: Alfa Records | # ALCA-61 | Time: 00:57:57 | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Techno-Pop

Best Selection captures great moments of Yellow Magic Orchestra during their golden period, between 1978 and 1981. The record is also a good way to discover the band as it is mainly composed of two parts: the first one is consecrated to punchy synth pop tracks from their first albums of the 70s, whereas the second part is dedicated to their darker 80s' cold wave pieces.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

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."

Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - /04 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:54
Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10136

Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of the pioneering figures of Japanese electronic music, demonstrates his versatility on this change-of-pace album. Released in 2004, 04 is dominated by Sakamoto's prowess on the acoustic piano, and features excerpts from several of his scores for motion pictures (including his music for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), television commercials (such as a campaign for Louis Vuitton), and video games ("Seven Samurai: Ending Theme" was composed for the PS2 game Seven Samurai 20XX).

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Orchestra (1988)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Orchestra (1988)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Orchestra (1988)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Virgin Japan, VJD-200~2 | ~ 468 or 221 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 6.64 Mb
Modern Classical, Experimental

Contains live recordings of mostly the Last Emperor with orchestra and RS at the piano. A number of the tracks are not available on the film soundtrack. The remainder is mostly from Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Here you get to hear these pieces played by orchestra, instead of synths.Interesting and different sounding item…

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Three (2012) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Three (2012) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Three (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Commmons | # RZCM-59189 | Time: 01:09:22

In the autumn of 2011, Ryuichi resurrected his piano, cello, and violin trio for a European Tour, showcasing new material as well as Ryuichi s timeless compositions accompanied by Cellist Jacques Morelenbaum, and Violinist Judy Kang. Immediately following the highly successful tour the trio entered a recording studio in Porto, Portugal to record a new album. The album, titled "THREE", includes new arrangements of Ryuichi's trio works, freshly recorded and re-imagined.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Beauty (Remastered) (1989/2021)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Beauty (Remastered) (1989/2021)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Beauty (Remastered) (1989/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 MB
59:03 | Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Abstract, Downtempo, Synth-pop | Label: UMG Recordings, Inc.

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. On his time working with Wilson, Sakamoto said, "I had asked Brian Wilson to sing on the album so I went to Los Angeles and we recorded with him. I had been informed that he had had a difficult time, some kind of mental illness, and I could sense that, even though he wasn't that surprising in the studio. But then the following day, I flew from LA back to New York to continue recording and he showed up without telling me, with his whole family in tow. The schedule was already tightly planned, but I was so grateful he'd come, so we made some time to work with him. It was a beautiful moment – one I won't forget for the rest of my life."

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).

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 191 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion, Electronic, New Age | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2276 | 00:40:39

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the 1983 film. All compositions on the album are by Sakamoto except "23rd Psalm", which is a traditional piece, and both "Ride, Ride, Ride" tracks, by Stephen McCurdy. In addition, David Sylvian contributed lyrics and vocals on "Forbidden Colours".

California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)

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California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)

California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Label: Inside Out Music | # IOMCD 114, IOMACD 2050, 6 93723 65422 5 | Time: 00:34:12
Acoustic Guitar, Neo-Classical, Christmas, Holidays, Instrumental Rock

Not that there is an abundance of progressive rock-tinged acoustic guitar trios among the ranks, but this aggregation stands tall among its peers as the guitarists' inventiveness surges forward with this altogether warmhearted reckoning of Christmas carols and other pleasantries. The guitarists' nimble yet at times forceful approach is wholly evident during their highly rhythmic spin on "Jingle Bells." They perform the classic "Greensleeves" with a sensitive, chamber-like approach while also tackling the Lennon/Ono favorite "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)." However, part of the magic resides within the trio's ability to delve into the inherent frameworks of each song, while also reformulating themes and rhythms into personalized statements. Essentially, the artists have produced a rather poignant Christmas outing, awash with interweaving lines and lilting harmonies, as they complement their superior artisanship and forward-thinking deployments with a cheerfully rendered collection of holiday favorites.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10072 | 01:12:16

Chasm (stylized as CHASM) is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement. "Seven Samurai - ending theme" is taken from Sakamoto's score for the PlayStation 2 game Seven Samurai 20XX.

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD

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Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD

Fennesz + Sakamoto - Flumina (2011) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient | Label: Commons | # RZCM 46910~1 | 02:04:16

This double disc is a collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz, with the former man taking a decidedly dominant role throughout. The concept behind the album is fairly straightforward: on each night of a 24-date tour, Sakamoto wrote and performed a piano piece in a different key. By tour's end, he'd explored every possible tonal variation within Western notation. He provided these short, jewel-like solo piano melodies to Fennesz, who laid them in soft beds of gently caressing electronics. The results are very pretty…

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 529 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included
Experimental, Avant-Garde, Modern Classical | Label: Warner | # WPC6-10054~5 | 01:54:54

Japanese edition of 1999 live album by the seminal Japanese electronic music pioneer in a miniaturized LP sleeve limited to the initial pressing only. The album is a concert performance of his 1999 opera 'Life'. Nine tracks. Each disc comes in a separate, inner protective sleeve.

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.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD) [Re-Up]

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD) [Re-Up]

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 6.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.53 Gb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Art Rock, Avant-Garde, J-Pop | Time: 16:30:46

Pioneering Japanese synth-pop group second only to Kraftwerk in influence. Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass and keyboards and vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums and lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards and vocals). The band's former "fourth member" was music programmer Hideki Matsutake. Collection includes all studio albums, three live albums and three compilations.