Ryuichi Sakamoto Chasm
- Words: Daniel Siwek
- Label: EMI
Is there a chasm between the opening ("Undercooled") of Sakamoto‘s return effort and the ending theme ("Seven Samurai")? Perhaps musically but not conceptually-and when you understand that, the disparate sounds all make sense. One of the inventors of Japanese electro-pop, and the man behind neo-geo, this Yellow Magician is a peacenik, every song a demonstration of military madness, civilian protest, and downtime serenity. Long time collaborator David Sylvian‘s fragile voice on "World Citizen" encapsulates Sakamoto‘s desire to non-violently exist in a world where industry‘s machines and nature‘s instruments share mental real estate.
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