Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ongaku Zukan

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Ongaku Zukan

The first ever international release of Ryuichi Sakamoto's landmark album from 1984, ''Ongaku Zukan'' in it's Japanese edition. This highly limited version features an additional 12'' with 3 bonus tracks, instead of the ''regular'' version that has an additional 7'' with 2 bonus tracks.

Remastered by Saidera Mastering in Tokyo, the reissue boasts the original gatefold artwork plus an extra 2-page insert with new liner notes by Andy Beta.

Released in August 1984 the album ''Ongaku Zukan'' proved a huge success, providing Sakamoto with his first top 5 hit in Japan. Filled with inspired melodies that showcase his unique gift as a composer, it offers up a fascinating mix of styles. Asiatic electro pop nuggets (''Tibetan Dance'') share space with futuristic ambient pieces (''Hane no Hayashi de''), and brilliantly creative fusions of jazz, funk, techno and reggae (“Etude'' and ''Tabi no Kyokuhoki.”)

Two simultaneous editions of the album were released in Japan: the regular one featuring a bonus 7'' EP with two extra tracks: ''Replica'' and ''Ma Mere l'Oye'' while a limited edition added a 12'' EP (in lieu of the 7'') which included a third track, ''Tibetan Dance (Version)''.

This is the very first time that the two 1984 Japanese editions of Ryuichi Sakamoto's classic album have been released internationally in collaboration with the artist's management and Midi Inc., with remastered audio and the original artwork faithfully reproduced, paying tribute to one of contemporary music's undisputed geniuses.

LP + 12inch Wewantsounds: WWSLP072 € 44,99
LP + 7inch Wewantsounds: WWSLP071 € 41,99