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News / 02.04.23

Ryuichi Sakamoto has died

…artist and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto”. In 2021 Sakamoto was diagnosed with cancer for a second time. “While undergoing treatment for cancer discovered in June 2020, Sakamoto continued to create works…

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Lists / 22.05.23

Life, works and legacy: 10 artists on Ryuichi Sakamoto and his everlasting impact

Album Reviews / 17.01.23

Various Artists: A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto – To the Moon and Back review

…music seems to speak to, and the variety of genres he’s worked in, that gives Sakamoto such a loyal fanbase. A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back…

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
News / 21.11.22

Ryuichi Sakamoto is releasing a new solo album in January

Out on January 17, 12 is Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo full-length in six years. Ryuichi Sakamoto has today (21 November) announced his next album. The forthcoming record, entitled 12, will…

Ryuichi Sakamoto © Sebastian Kim for Opening Ceremony
News / 15.05.23

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s management shares his final playlist

sakamoto (@ryuichisakamoto) May 15, 2023 Sakamoto died aged 71, having been diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2021. Following his second diagnosis, Sakamoto wrote in a statement, “from…

Ryuichi Sakamoto © Sebastian Kim for Opening Ceremony
News / 03.04.23

Listen to a collection of Nokia ringtones composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto

…of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto created many of the signature mobile phone ringtones and alerts for the Nokia 8800 back in 2005. “In honour of Ryuichi Sakamoto,” Tech Product Bangers…

News / 29.08.23

Opus, a film capturing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s final performances, to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away on 28 March 2023. Following his death, the musician’s management team shared a final playlist from Sakamoto which he “had been privately compiling to be played…

News / 24.12.20

Archive Ryuichi Sakamoto radio shows with David Bowie and Haruki Murakami to air on NTS

…23 December – Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian, 11am (GMT) 28 December – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruki Murakami, 12pm (GMT) 1 January – Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Bowie, 2pm (GMT)…

News / 24.04.23

BTS’ Suga releases Snooze featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto

…trilogy of releases as Agust D following on from previous mixtapes Agust D and D-2. The 10-track release features a collaboration with the late Ryuichi Sakamoto and Woosung – who…

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
News / 24.08.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz’s Cendre to be issued on vinyl for the first time

…Cendre follows the release of Sakamoto’s Minamata score in July. Pre-order Cendre here ahead of its 15 October release, and revisit our guide to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Cinematic Storytelling Through Sound….

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News / 26.07.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto shares new track ahead of Minamata soundtrack release

The 22-track score is slated for release this week. Ryuichi Sakamoto is releasing his score for the 2020 Andrew Levitas-directed film Minamata this month. The Japanese composer’s 22-track score is…

Ryuichi Sakamoto © Sebastian Kim for Opening Ceremony
News / 20.01.22

Ryuichi Sakamoto releases piano scores for Parolibre and MUJI2020

Ryuichi Sakamoto (@skmtgram) The musician celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this week, on 17 January. In December, Crack Magazine premiered the Diana Kunst-directed video for Sakamoto’s 2021 track silence. Watch…

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News / 21.01.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with rectal cancer

This is Sakamoto’s second battle with cancer. Ryuichi Sakamoto has revealed today (21 January) that he’s been diagnosed with rectal cancer. In a new post published on his website, Sakamoto

News / 08.04.22

Ryuichi Sakamoto shares new recording, Zero Landmine 2022, to support Ukraine

…track below and buy Zero Landmine 2022 here. In January 2021, Ryuichi Sakamoto shared a statement revealing that he’d been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Read: A Guide to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s…

Ryuichi Sakamoto © Sebastian Kim for Opening Ceremony
News / 23.04.20

Ryuichi Sakamoto shares two new concert films

Sakamoto will premiere Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Orchestra 2014, a performance recorded with the Tokyo philharmonic orchestra with Sakamoto on piano and serving as conductor. Meanwhile, on 1 May,…

News / 21.12.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto releases Diana Kunst-directed video for track silence

Ryuichi Sakamoto has shared a new video for his 2021 track silence. We’re thrilled to be premiering it here today (21 December) on Crack Magazine. The song and visual form…

News / 25.11.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto rearranges Yellow Magic Orchestra’s ‘Tong Poo’ for Junya Watanabe’s SS22 collection

Ryuichi Sakamoto has shared a new arrangement of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s 1978 track Tong Poo. The rearrangement came at the request of Japanese fashion design Junya Watanabe for their Spring/Summer…

News / 25.10.21

Coldcut release new @0 compilation EP featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto and James Heather

…compilation @0. Entitled EP3, the new offering was released today (25 October) and features Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto alongside James Heather. Sakamoto contributes a new live recording of his 1999…

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
News / 24.01.20

Ryuichi Sakamoto scores new Luca Guadagnino short film The Staggering Girl

The film will be released on MUBI on 15 February. Ryuichi Sakamoto has composed the score for Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria director Luca Gaudagnino’s new short film…

News / 03.12.21

Arca releases new album kiCK iiiii, featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto

It’s the final instalment in the former Crack Magazine cover star’s Kick album series. Arca has released another new album, and it features a collaboration with famed Japanese composer Ryuichi

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
News / 31.01.20

Ryuichi Sakamoto previews score for The Staggering Girl

The first preview of Sakamoto’s next score is here. Last week, Ryuichi Sakamoto announced that he’s composed the score for Luca Guadagnino’s short film The Staggering Girl. Now, a teaser…

News / 18.02.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lafawndah and Lyra Pramuk feature on new six-minute compilation

…music consumption. A global cast of electronic artists, such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Visible Cloaks, Lafawndah, Lyra Pramuk, Laurie Spiegel, Kelman Duran and more, feature on the approximately six-and-a-half-minute-long compilation. Each…

News / 16.09.22

Ryuichi Sakamoto shares soundtrack for new sci-fi horror Anime, Exception

…Adachi – aka Otsuichi – directed by Yuzo Sato and soundtracked by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The programme, which describes itself as a “terrifying space horror”, is set in the distant future…

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
News / 17.12.21

Previously unreleased Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto compositions to be included in V.I.R.U.S. series reissue

Announced today (17 December), the reissue project leads with a studio version of track Monomom. Listen to it below. Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto’s V.I.R.U.S. album series is set to…

News / 18.05.20

Watch a new concert film from Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto has shared a new concert film, Playing the Piano for the Isolated. The legendary composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder shared the film on YouTube yesterday (17 May)….

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News / 23.06.20

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Laurie Anderson team up on new instalment of incomplete

The new piece will be broadcast tomorrow evening. Ryuichi Sakamoto and Laurie Anderson have collaborated on the latest instalment of the Japanese composer’s incomplete series. The two electronic music pioneers…

News / 06.10.21

Helena Hauff, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Skee Mask contribute to new ambient compilation, @0

…new recordings by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Skee Mask, Helena Hauff, Juliana Barwick, Sigur Rós, Laraaji, Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, among others. The release, which drops next month, also features…

News / 16.01.23

Orbital, Colin Self and more pay tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi

…was best known for co-founding the Yellow Magic Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono. An exact time and cause of death has not been confirmed but the Japanese news…

Mixes / 22.01.23

Sunday Mix: Lamin Fofana

…series. Bookended by tracks from Sweden’s Andreas Tilliander under his Mokira alias and experimental duo Autechre, and featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Alto Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the hour-long…

Mixes / 31.10.23

A Warning (128): Mixed by S280F

…likes of Kavari, Ship Sket and Blood of Aza and culminating in the haunting beauty of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Still Life, press play and enshroud yourself in an uncanny, foreboding realm….