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, Bo…
Japanese composer Masakatsu Takagi has gained worldwide recognition for his beautiful musical work for the animated features of Mamoru Hosoda : Wolf Children, The Boy And The Beast and more recently Mirai (which has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature).
A videographer and a pianist, Takagi-san lives in the mountains near the city of Kyoto. In his remote home he
Margaret Doll Rod made her name for herself in Detroit in the 90s with her glam / garage rock three-piece act The Demolition Doll Rods.The band opened for the likes of Iggy Pop, The Cramps, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The band played a genre-crossing, minimalist Detroit rock style incorporating rhythm and blues and garage rock.
async has been one of the most critically acclaimed album of the year 2017. Named Album Of The Year by Fact Magazine, it has marked Ryuichi Sakamoto‘s first studio album in eight years.
async remodels is a companion album to async. It features some of the best avant-garde producers and artists who are given the task by Ryuichi Sakamoto to rework their favorite track of async. This collection features unique remodels by t
async is Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo album in 8 years.
Taking inspiration from everyday objects, sculpture, and nature,Sakamoto composed and arranged the sounds/music that he most wanted to listen to. Paying close attention to the essence of each track and carefully balancing the sounds with a less-is-more perspective, what remains are singular expressions of Sakamoto’s current mindset, and one of his most personal albums.