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    As 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
    1. andata
    2. disintegration
    3. solari
    4. ZURE
    5. walker
    6. stakra
    7. ubi
    8. fullmoon


    LP 2
    1. async
    2. tri
    3. LIFE, LIFE
    4. honj
    5. ff
    6. garden
    7. water state 2

    Ryuichi Sakamoto
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  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack Quick View

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    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack

    During World War II, British soldier Jack Celliers (David Bowie) is captured by Japanese forces and held in a prison camp. The officers become intrigued with Celliers' open defiance in the face of their old-world ideas about cowardice and shame. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the world's best musicians. He creates music with a unique style that combines classical, symphonic composition, Japanese traditional sounds and experimental electronic music. The soundtrack also contains a vocal performance by David Sylvian, best remembered as leader of the popular U.K. rock band Japan.
    1. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    2. Batavia
    3. Germination
    4. A Hearty Breakfast
    5. Before The War
    6. The Seed and The Sower
    7. A Brief Encounter
    8. Ride, Ride, Ride (Celliers' Brother's Song)
    9. The Fight
    10 Father Christmas
    11. Dismissed
    12. Assembly
    13. Beyond Reason
    14. Sowing The Seed
    15. 23rd Psalm
    16. Last Regrets
    17. Ride, Ride, Ride (Reprise)
    18. The Seed
    19. Forbidden Colours - By Ryuichi Sakamoto / David Sylvian
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
    $22.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Opening Opening Quick View

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    Opening

    For years, I've imagined the work I do in music, photography, and video all coming into one space, says music-tech guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco. It's an ambition that many musicians have aspired to, but nonetheless seems especially befitting of a worldly polymath like Willits. I believe that sound and light, when used intentionally, have the power to transform and inspire our imaginations, he continues. I believe that art has an ability to awaken our connection to everything. And that is exactly what he has set out to do with OPENING, the veteran Ghostly artist's immersive new audio-visual project.


    Across seven tracks of widescreen ambient music, 45 minutes of visuals shot over four years in multiple countries, seven bespoke photographs, and a multi-sensory live performance, Willits has conceived and produced something which might better be thought of as an experience than a simple album. Of course, OPENING does feature Willits' latest music since Ancient Future, his 2012 collaboration with Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the vibrant, enveloping sounds we've come to expect from him are on full display. The quiet majesty of Vision ushers us into the sacred world Willits created, a living universe which billows and heaves in the corners of slow-grooving songs like CLEAR and CONNECT or the
    textural minutiae and harmonic subtleties in GROUND. Closing out the album, WIDE and RELEASE o!er the listener a gentle comedown through 15 cumulative minutes of transcendent audio, with Willits' delicate guitar manipulations breathing life into the aether of prickly atmospheres and soft-glowing synths.


    The other integral facet to the experience of OPENING is Willits' visual work. After building a library of footage and images from his travels around California, Hawaii, Japan, and Thailand, Willits will unveil for the first time a portion of his videos as an abstract film, the seven scenes of which each correspond with a song and photo from the album. The
    45-minute piece uses music and a first-person perspective to tell what Willits calls a very ambiguous story, much in the vein of ground-breaking experimental films Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka. Taken as a whole, OPENING is unlike anything Willits has accomplished before, and maybe that's because the audio-visual project is about expanding one's mind to become something new. Or, as Willits puts it, OPENING is about transformation, the experience of changing oneself to be more of who you know you can be, and, ultimately, the joy that comes with that change.

    1. Vision
    2. Clear
    3. Ground
    4. Now
    5. Connect
    6. Wide
    7. Release
    Christopher Willits
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  • The Revenant Soundtrack The Revenant Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Revenant Soundtrack

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Matte Tip-On Gatefold Jacket


    Limited Edition Of 3000 On Pearlescent Colored Vinyl


    Following the success of 2014's Birdman (Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director), director Alejandro G. Iñárritu pushes the limits of film making with the survival epic The Revenant. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street), Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) and shot in the frozen Canadian wilderness with only natural lighting, 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.


    This is a limited pressing of 3,000 copies on pearlescent colored vinyl (one translescent blue, one cloud white).

    LP 1
    1. The Revenant Main Theme
    2. Hawk Punished
    3. Carrying Glass
    4. First Dream
    5. Killing Hawk
    6. Discovering River
    7. Goodbye To Hawk
    8. Discover Buffalo
    9. Hell Ensemble
    10. Glass And Buffalo Warrior Travel
    11. Arriving At The For Kiowa
    12. Church Dream
    13. Powaqa Rescue


    LP 2
    1. Imagining Buffalo
    2. The Revenant Theme 2
    3. Second Dream
    4. Out Of Horse
    5. Looking For Glass
    6. Cat & Mouse
    7. The Revenant Main Theme Atmospheric
    8. Final Fight
    9. The End
    10. The Revevant Theme (Alva Noto Remodel)

    Ryuichi Sakamoto
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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