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Esperanto Vinyl LP

WewantsoundsSKU lp-12625

1985 return to leftfield roots utilizing cutting-edge electronic technology
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"Wewantsounds continues their Ryuichi Sakamoto reissue series with the release of the 1985 album Esperanto. Coming after his stint with the influential Yellow Magic Orchestra, and also the worldwide success of Sakamoto's 1984 soundtrack for the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (in which he starred alongside David Bowie), Esperanto was a return to Sakamoto's leftfield roots. Composed as the soundtrack to a performance by New York choreographer Molissa Fenley (a show commissioned by Japanese producer Shozo Tsurumoto), the album was masterminded by Sakamoto with the help of the cutting-edge electronic technology of the time (the only external contributions are by Arto Lindsay on guitar and Japanese composer Yas-Kaz on percussion). Indeed, the album is a fascinating soundscape experimenting with the new sampler technology -- which, according to Ryuichi Sakamoto from a conversation with journalist Andy Beta mentioned in the liner notes, needed a computer that was huge at the time. A unique album in Ryuichi Sakamoto's rich discography, Esperanto is a groundbreaking work worth rediscovering in its full glory. Original artwork; includes two-page insert with a new introduction by journalist Andy Beta. Audio remastered in Tokyo by Seigen Ono." - Wewantsounds

  • black vinyl pressing
  • remastered sound
  • includes obi strip + printed insert w/ extensive liner notes
  • music label: Wewantsounds 2021
UPC: 3700604729808

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