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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (1986)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Length 40:47
Format CD
Genre Electronic
Label Virgin
Index 41
Collection Status In Collection
Packaging Jewel Case
Track List
01 Field Work 04:05
02 Etude 05:14
03 Paradise Lost 05:24
04 M.A.Y. In The Backyard 05:37
05 Steppin' Into Asia 05:18
06 Tibetan Dance 05:02
07 Zen-Gun 04:27
08 In A Forest of Feathers 05:40
Personal Details
Links Amazon US
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
UPC 077778670827
Professor Sakamoto gives a lesson on what is practically a different style of music with each track on Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia, beginning with a sure-fire hit: the extroverted, quintessentially Japanese synth workout "Field Work" (with Thomas Dolby). From there, Sakamoto hits riff-ready crossover jazz-fusion ("Etude"), electronic minimalism ("M.A.Y. in the Backyard"), and Oriental dub ("Paradise Lost"). There is a return to sampladelic Eastern synth-pop with "Steppin' Into Asia," but for the most part Sakamoto displays his impressive stylistic range on this solo album. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide