Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's name may not be recognised by the general public, but chances are that many have heard his Oscar-winning work in critically-acclaimed films such as "The Last Emperor" and "The Revenant." After a gap of eight years and countless other projects, Sakamoto will be releasing a brand new studio album following several months of work.
In a new statement from Sakamoto's label, the composer's new album will be titled "async" and is scheduled for release on April 28. Taking inspiration from Russian film master Andrei Tarkovsky, Sakamoto says that his new album will essentially be "the original soundtrack to an imaginary film by Andrei Tarkovsky" and is expected to feature more of his trademark electronic sound.
Recorded on an analog synthesiser to some of his favourite scenes from the Russian director's films, as well as taking in natural sounds from ruins and gardens, Sakamoto's new album will certainly be a sensory listening experience and is something his strong fanbase (and us) are looking forward to.
Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio
Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.
Download the app here: