Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has introduced the upcoming launch of his new solo album 12, which shall be previewed on the finish of a livestream live performance in December.
Set to reach on his 71st birthday, 17 January 2023, through Milan Information, 12 shall be Sakamoto’s first non-soundtrack album in six years. His final authentic file was async in 2017.
Recorded between 2021 and 2022, the album includes a assortment of 12 songs chosen from the “musical sketches” Sakamoto recorded like a sound diary throughout his two-and-a-half-year battle with most cancers. Every monitor can also be titled and sequenced by the date it was written.
“After I lastly ‘got here house’ to my new short-term housing after a giant operation, I discovered myself reaching for the synthesizer,” wrote Sakamoto in an announcement. “I had no intention of composing one thing; I simply needed to be showered in sound. I’ll in all probability proceed to maintain this sort of ‘diary’.”
The musician has additionally introduced a ticketed livestream live performance airing Saturday, 10 December. The live performance was recorded over the course of every week at Tokyo’s 509 Studio, and ticket holders will have the ability to get pleasure from an unique preview of 12 after the present finishes.
Of the live performance, Sakamoto informed Masafumi Suzuki, “I don’t have the vitality to do dwell concert events… This could be the final time that you will note me carry out on this method.”
It will likely be 60-minutes lengthy.
Ebook your tickets right here.
Subsequent month (2 December), Milan Information may even be releasing a compilation album paying tribute to Sakamoto’s work. Titled To The Moon And Again, the 13-track file will embrace reworks of Sakamoto’s songs by David Sylvian, Thundercat, Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), Fennesz, Alva Noto and extra.
12 is now out there for pre-order. Take a look at the album cowl (by artist Lee Ufan) and full tracklist under.
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