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Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Piano 2013 in Yokohama (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Piano 2013 in Yokohama (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:46:10 minutes | 3,72 GB | Genre: Modern Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Commmons

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一[a], Sakamoto Ryuichi, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese composer, pianist, singer, songwriter, record producer, activist, and actor who has pursued a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). With his bandmates Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, Sakamoto influenced and pioneered a number of electronic music genres.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – Beckett (Music from the Netflix Film) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Beckett (Music from the Netflix Film) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 40:40 minutes | 393 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Milan

Milan Records will release a soundtrack album for the thriller Beckett. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Revenant, Little Buddha, Snake Eyes).

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue ‘2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thousand Knives (1978) [Japanese Reissue ‘2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:44 minutes | Scans included | 1,87 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 902 MB

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, composer, arranger, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, actor, and activist, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as a member of electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives. 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.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – BTTB (Back To The Basics) (1998/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) – BTTB (Back To The Basics) (1998/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:08 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Milan Records

The remastered edition will feature liner notes from famed author Haruki Murakami. For the album’s reissue, Murakami writes: “Personal and intimate music – somebody (an anonymous somebody) sitting alone in front of the school piano early in the morning, weaving a melody, exploring harmonies. Music that gradually fills a space with high ceilings that contains the wafting presence of rain.”

“But music that leaves gaps where necessary. Once in a while, we need music like this and this way of being…no, perhaps all the time. We need it as much as we need hot black coffee at the break of dawn and a cat napping next to us in the afternoon.”

An acronym for Back to the Basics, the piano solo record was first issued in 1998 but has been difficult to find outside of Japan since. Comprised of 18 tracks, the LP was partly inspired by Claude Debussy and Erik Satie.

Recently, Sakamoto’s documentary Coda was released online via MUBI. He also published a playlist he made for his favourite restaurant in Japan via The New York Times, featuring tracks from Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never and more.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – Coda (1983/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) – Coda (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 36:02 minutes | 2,33 GB | Genre: Score
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Mora.jp | Front Cover | © MIDI Inc

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer. The evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. “Coda” is a compilation album, originally released in Japan. All titles except “Japan” and “Coda” originally recorded for the soundtrack of the motion picture “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Bryce Dessner – The Revenant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Bryce Dessner – The Revenant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:41 minutes | 642 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Milan Records

The Revenant is a story of loss, revenge and resilience in the face of impossible odds against the furies of man and nature itself. The film is heavily favored to be a critical darling as awards season gets under way. Director Iñárritu has chosen to forgo almost all dialogue in favor of a gorgeous soundscape and a sweeping score. A film of this magnitude deserves a composer who understands creative artistry and unbridled passion. Japanese master and Oscar winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor) fits the bill perfectly. Along with fellow Yellow Magic Orchestra member and frequent collaborator Alva Noto, Sakamoto has created a gripping soundtrack that is sure to be a treat for the winter crowds. Bryce Dessner (writer for Kronos Quartet and the LA Phil) also supplies additional music.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – B-2 Unit (Remastered) (1980/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ryuichi Sakamoto – B-2 Unit (Remastered) (1980/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:20 minutes | 725 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Music Direct

Released in 1980 while Yellow Magic Orchestra was enjoying its first wave of mega-success, B-2 Unit was Ryuichi Sakmoto’s second full length solo effort. Contrasting with the pop-oriented works Sakamoto was doing with YMO at the time, B-2 Unit was produced with a focus on sounds and tones rather than traditional song strucutres. B-2 Unit has proven to be very much ahead of its time and extremely influential in the development of electronic music. “”Riot In Lagos,”” in particular, is often cited as the blueprint for electro/techno sounds that would rise to prominence in the ensuing decade. Recorded in London and Tokyo with dub master Dennis Bovell, Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s Steve Nye, XTC’s Andy Partridge, guitarist Kenji Omura.

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