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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async - Remodels

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async - Remodels

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"If Async was an album centered on the genesis of its creator's suffering and recovery, Remodels is the triumph over the odds put up against Sakamoto and his way of continuing to share his life's work with the world through the lens of his disciples and his contemporaries." Sputnik Music

“The best (remixes) are split between Sakamoto’s collaborators and younger artists with fresh perspectives. Alva Noto’s reimagining of “disintegration” bathes the original’s bristing severity in the spectral, hovering atmospherics and turn-of-the-millenium digital palette the duo is known for. Compared to their Satie-inflected 2002 outing Vrioon, this remix lunges with aggression. Similarly, Fennesz’s take on “solari” infuses the original with unabashed romanticism and gives it a ghostly, emptied out ending. Get yourself a nice pair of headphones and crank the volume—the insectoid water droplet pings at 2:20 move the track’s central theme from a roaring summit view to the depths of the sewers.” - Pitchfork

"Async Remodels stands out not just for its depth but for its variety. Whether or not the music is familiar or is true to the nature of the original compositions doesn't really matter as much as what the interpreters do with it. The result is a diverse suite of tracks from which the music has been reconstructed with new arrangements and accompaniments, which in turn result in fully recognizable yet totally different pieces of music. "Andata" receives a double reading as (Daniel Lopatin's) Oneohtrix Point Never and the Canadian duo Electric Youth have each reworked this melodic piece that was originally inspired by Bach's music. Both approaches are opposite to each other where Oneohtrix Point Never's interpretation has retained the original piano melody, subtly embellished, with echoes and electronica sounds until it bursts in the middle and is garlanded with washes of electronic sounds as it slowly gets subdued. Its nature is full of contrasts with the soothing sounds of the piano and the kinetic electronic elements. Electric Youth's remix sounds as if it was done by electronic wizard William Orbit with its synthesized nature and poppy beats." - All About Jazz

Item Description:

Artist: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Title: Async - Remodels
Label: Milan 
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold 
Pressing: US
Release Date: 02 Mar 2018
Genre: Electronic
Style: AmbientExperimental
Catalog No: MLN1-36932
Condition: New