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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Japan
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Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor, based in Tokyo and New York. He studied at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,] earning a B.A. in music composition and an M.A. with special emphasis on both electronic and ethnic music. After working with Haruomi Hosono as a session musician, the two, along with Yukihiro Takahashi, formed Yellow Magic Orchestra, a hugely influential electronic pop group which has remained active on and off since 1978. Sakamoto has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, and composed soundtracks for many motion pictures.
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http://www.sitesakamoto.com
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Releases on file (53)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Async Ryuichi Sakamoto — Async
(Milan M2-36830, 2017, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Plankton Ryuichi Sakamoto — Plankton
(Milan CD 399 846-2, 2017, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Three Ryuichi Sakamoto — Three
(Decca 3736645, 2012, CD)
David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers
(Samadhisound sound cd ss020, 2010, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Playing the Piano / Out of Noise Ryuichi Sakamoto — Playing the Piano / Out of Noise
(Decca 2717100, 2009, 2CD)
Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow
(Samadhisound ss006, 2005, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Chasm Ryuichi Sakamoto — Chasm
(Warner Bros WPCL-10072, 2004, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Comica Ryuichi Sakamoto — Comica
(WEA Japan WPC6-10194, 2002, CD)
Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix
(Medium Productions MPCD15, 2002, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Elephantism Ryuichi Sakamoto — Elephantism
(WEA Japan WPC6-10211, 2002, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — BTTB Ryuichi Sakamoto — BTTB
(Sony Music Classical SK 89079, 1999, CD)
David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake
(Virgin 7243 8 47071 2 5, 1999, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Discord Ryuichi Sakamoto — Discord
(G, 1997, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — 1996 Ryuichi Sakamoto — 1996
(G, 1996, CD)
Arto Lindsay — O Corpo Sutil - The Subtle Body Arto Lindsay — O Corpo Sutil - The Subtle Body
(Bar/None 078-2, 1996, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Smoochy Ryuichi Sakamoto — Smoochy
(G, 1995, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Sweet Revenge Ryuichi Sakamoto — Sweet Revenge
(Elektra 61680-2, 1994, CD)
Yosuke Yamashita / Bill Laswell / Ryuichi Sakamoto — Asian Games Yosuke Yamashita / Bill Laswell / Ryuichi Sakamoto — Asian Games
(Verve 314 518 344-2, 1993, CD)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodon Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodon
(Eastworld TOCT-8010, 1993, CD)
Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue
(Tristar WK 57779, 1992, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty
(Virgin VJD-32235, 1989, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Playing the Orchestra Ryuichi Sakamoto — Playing the Orchestra
(RCA Victor VJCP-36040-41, 1988/1993, 2CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Aile de Honnêamise - Royal Space Force Ryuichi Sakamoto — Aile de Honnêamise - Royal Space Force
(Midi Inc MDCL-1247, 1987/1993, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo
(GT Music MHCL 1365, 1987/2009, CD)
David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive
(Virgin CDV 2471, 1987, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — The Adventures of Chatran (Milo & Otis) Ryuichi Sakamoto — The Adventures of Chatran (Milo & Otis)
(Midi Inc MDC7-1017, 1986/1991, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Futurista Ryuichi Sakamoto — Futurista
(Midi Inc MDCL-1245, 1986/1993, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Media Bahn Live Ryuichi Sakamoto — Media Bahn Live
(Midi Inc MDCL-1246, 1986/1993, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Esperanto Ryuichi Sakamoto — Esperanto
(MINI Inc MDCL-5036, 1985/2015, CD)
David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees
(Virgin V2290, 1984, LP)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Ongaku-Zan (Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia) Ryuichi Sakamoto — Ongaku-Zan (Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia)
(Midi Inc MIL-1060/1, 1984/2015, 2CD)
Yukihiro Takahashi — Wild & Moody Yukihiro Takahashi — Wild & Moody
(Spalax 14503, 1984/1997, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Coda Ryuichi Sakamoto — Coda
(Midi Inc MDCL-5021, 1983/2013, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto — Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
(Midi Inc MDCL-5017/5018, 1983/2013, 2CD)
Y.M.O. — Naughty Boys Y.M.O. — Naughty Boys
(Alfa YLR-28008, 1983, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Naughty Boys Instrumental Yellow Magic Orchestra — Naughty Boys Instrumental
(Alfa YLR-20002, 1983, LP)
YMO — Service YMO — Service
(Alfa YLR-28013, 1983, LP)
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Danceries — The End of Asia Ryuichi Sakamoto & Danceries — The End of Asia
(Columbia COCP-35536, 1982/2009, CD)
YMO — BGM YMO — BGM
(Alfa ALR-28015, 1981, LP)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Left Handed Dream Ryuichi Sakamoto — Left Handed Dream
(Epic ARE 38404, 1981, LP)
Yukihiro Takahashi — Neuromantic Yukihiro Takahashi — Neuromantic
(GT Music MHCL 513, 1981/2005, CD)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodelic Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodelic
(Alfa ALR-28030, 1981, LP)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — B-2 Unit Ryuichi Sakamoto — B-2 Unit
(Alfa ALR-28003, 1980, LP)
Yukihiro Takahashi — Murdered by the Music Yukihiro Takahashi — Murdered by the Music
(King Records KICS 1141, 1980/2008, CD)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Public Pressure Yellow Magic Orchestra — Public Pressure
(Alfa ALR-6033, 1980, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiplies Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiplies
(Alfa YMO-1, 1980, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Solid State Survivor Yellow Magic Orchestra — Solid State Survivor
(Alfa ALR-6022, 1979, LP)
Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session — Summer Nerves Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session — Summer Nerves
(Sony Music 25AH 507, 1979, LP)
Hosono & Yokoo — Cochin Moon Hosono & Yokoo — Cochin Moon
(Light in the Attic LITA 174, 1978/2018, CD)
Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band — Paraiso Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band — Paraiso
(Light in the Attic LITA 172, 1978/2018, CD)
Yukihiro Takahashi — Saravah! Yukihiro Takahashi — Saravah!
(King Records KICS 1140, 1978/2005, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto — Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto
(Better Days COJY-9300, 1978/2016, CD)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra — Yellow Magic Orchestra
(Alfa ALR-6012, 1978, LP)

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