Ryuichi Sakamoto to Release First New Studio Album in 8 Years

On March 29, Ryuichi Sakamoto will release his new album, “async.” The album will see an international release on April 28. This is his first studio album since his 2009 album “Out of Noise.”

“async” was mostly recorded in New York City, with some elements pulled from field recordings and museums around the world. According to a press release on the album, “async” plays with “ideas of a-synchronism, prime numbers, chaos, quantum physics and the blurred lines of life and artificiality/noise and music.”

During the album’s production process, Sakamoto conceived the idea of writing a score for an Andrei Tarkovsky film “that does not exist”, while at the same time taking inspiration from “everyday objects, sculpture, and nature.”

Check out more information on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s new album below!

1. andata
2. disintegration
3. solari
5. walker
6. stakra
7. ubi
8. fullmoon
9. async
10. tri
11. Life, Life
12. honj
13. ff
14. garden
15. water state 2 (vinyl-only bonus track)


  • Comments

    • HyperMoot .

      mh mh will listen first. I truly appreciate his piano works and film scores but when he ventures into more experimental territories -the so-called contemporary music- it’s a different story. I liked some of the stuff he released with Alva Noto though

    • Ryusei

      The cover is giving me KSK vibes somehow lol the description sounds very interesting I’ll check it out if i dont forget

    • Ryuichi Sakamoto

      Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music can always be trusted. “out of noise” is brilliant. I just never really read anything about what he was thinking when composing each song tho.
      Didn’t he release an album earlier this year tho? I mean, I don’t know all its work, but be even talked about it on Facebook.

      • This is the one he was referring to. He announced it a while ago, but didn’t give any information on it until recently.

        • Ryuichi Sakamoto

          I didn’t check anything, but are you sure? The album cover was totally different and he was going to release it in the West. The label was also western (as much as I remember) and he had even physical copies with him. It is a limited, vinyl edition and each has a number.

    • Karen Khoo

      Got to know him because of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence song/ Forbidden colours!!