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asyncAs one-third of Yellow Magic Orchestra and an Academy Award-winning composer for his work on the soundtrack for The Last Emperor, synth pop innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto is among the most groundbreaking artists to have emerged since the late 70s. A musician's musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto has created intriguing musical unions with artists such as David Sylvian, Iggy Pop, Tony Williams, Bootsy Collins, Jacques Morelenbaum and many others.
async is Ryuichi Sakamoto's first studio album in eight years. This is his most personal release as it follows a long fight against cancer from which Ryuichi Sakamoto emerged with a renewed and passionate creative energy.
What kind of sounds/music do I want to listen to?
async is the answer to this question Ryuichi has asked himself for the past several years. This is the album he is the most proud of which synthesizes all of his musical and sound interests. This is a journey through analog synth, the sounds of things and of places, an imaginary soundtrack to an Andrei Tarkovsky film and many others musical surprises.LP 1
3. LIFE, LIFE
7. water state 2$30.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CartographyA shifting cast of characters, with live sampling man and album co-producer Jan Bang at the centre, provides a series of soundscapes, an ambient-experimental map of moods, for the uniquely liquid, singing trumpet lines of Arve Henriksen to scale and explore. Some tracks are recorded live in concert, others are studio creations. Singer David Sylvian reads his own poetry on two cuts.
Arve Henriksen - trumpets, voice, field recording
Jan Bang - live sampling, samples, beats, programming, bass line, dictaphone, organ samples, arrangement
Audun Kleive - percussion, drums
David Sylvian - voice, samples, programming
Helge Sunde - string arrangement and programming
Eivind Aarset - guitars
Lars Danielsson - double-bass
Erik HonorÉ - synthesizer, samples, field recordings, choir samples
Arnaud Mercier - treatments
Trio Mediaeval - voice sample
VÉrène Andronikof - vocals
Vytas Sondeckis - vocal arrangement
Anna Maria Friman - voice
Ståle Storløkken - synthesizer, samples1. Poverty And Its Opposite
2. Before And Afterlife
4. From Birth
6. Recording Angel
8. Loved One
9. The Unremarkable Child
10. Famine's Ghost
12. Sorrow And Its Opposite$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
async remodelsAs one-third of Yellow Magic Orchestra and an Academy Award-winning composer for his work on the soundtrack for The Last Emperor, synth pop innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto is among the most groundbreaking artists to have emerged since the late 70s. A musician's musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto has created intriguing musical unions with artists such as David Sylvian, Iggy Pop, Tony Williams, Bootsy Collins, Jacques Morelenbaum and many others.
Following the massively successful release of the electronic masterpiece async in 2017, Ryuichi Sakamoto's first studio album in eight years, Milan is proud to announce the remix compilation async remodels. async remodels features a dozen remixes of async's tracks by a who's-who of experimental giants - everyone from Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival, Sicario) to Oneohtrix Point Never (composer of Good Times) to Arca (producer of Bjork's numerous releases) have gotten their hands dirty remixing Sakamoto's work. Even reworks by the Canadian synthpop duo Electric Youth and Austin-based synthwave legends S U R V I V E are included.
async remodels is also getting the vinyl treatment. Pressed on a pair of 180g black LPs for superior audio quality and housed in a matte coated gatefold jacket, this is one vinyl release Sakamoto fans can't afford to miss.LP 1
1. andata (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
2. andata (Electric Youth Remix)
3. disintegration (Alva Noto Remodel)
4. async (ARCA Remix)
5. fullmoon (Motion Graphics Remix)
6. solari (Fennesz Remix)
1. solari (Jóhann Jóhannsson Rework)
2. ZURE (Yves Tumor Obsession Edit)
3. fullmoon (S U R V I V E Version)
4. ZURE (Cornelius Remix)
5. Life, Life (Andy Stott Remodel)$30.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
InjiInji is the debut solo album by Sam Dust, AKA LA Priest. Across its ten audaciously
imaginative tracks Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying
the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band,
the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and
From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of 'Oino', the maddeningly catchy
digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the
turn of the year, to 'Learning To Love', the record's gargantuan, eight minute long proghouse
centrepiece and 'Occasion', a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and
delights in equal measure and at every turn.
'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' boasts a lithe, sensual soul chorus about getting arrested
that feels at once haunted and horny whilst the insectoid instrumental ambience of 'Lorry
Park', twists and turns and burrows into the brain as creepily as the most classic Aphex
Twin material. Elsewhere, 'Fabby', another instrumental, juxtaposes a gorgeous, cascading
piano figure that'd make Benjamin Britten proud with percussion that sounds like the
clashing of two swords and album closer, the bubbling, aquamarine ballad 'Mountain' finds
Dust contorting his voice into an impossibly high, androgynous falsetto.
Throughout all the songs there's a reliance on feeling and intimation as opposed to any one
lyrical theme, and although the notion of love, its joys and trials, heaviness and absurdity,
can often be glimpsed, it's in a non-linear way that recalls the disruptive, deliberately
misleading pop of artists such as David Sylvian, Arthur Russell and David Byrne.
Just like its genesis story, Inji is a record that poses as many questions as answers. It has
its own logic, in its own time zone, and for the duration of its forty four minutes the listener
shares in this too. If it doesn't conform it's because it's not supposed to.1. Occasion
2. Lady's In Trouble With The Law
3. Gene Washes With New Arm
5. Party Zute / Learning To Love
6. Lorry Park
7. Night Train
9. A Good Sign
10. Mountain$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now