November 30, 2022

Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has introduced that 12, his first non-soundtrack solo album since 2017’s async, will arrive January seventeenth by way of Milan Data.

Sakamoto composed the 12-track effort as a form of sonic diary as he underwent remedy for Stage 4 most cancers. “After I lastly ‘got here house’ to my new momentary housing after an enormous operation, I discovered myself reaching for the synthesizer,” the 70-year-old mentioned in a press release. “I had no intention of composing one thing; I simply wished to be showered in sound. I’ll most likely proceed to maintain this type of ‘diary.’”

Every of the 12 tracks is a sequence of eight numbers referencing the date on which it was written. Sakamoto will debut a few of them throughout a livestreamed solo piano live performance airing Saturday, December tenth at 10:00 p.m. ET and once more on Sunday, December eleventh at 4:00 a.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. ET, and 4:00 p.m. ET. The live performance was recorded over every week at 509 Studio in Japan, and ticket holders can even get an unique preview of 12 after the present finishes.

“I not have the vitality to do reside live shows,” Sakamoto mentioned. “This could be the final time that you will notice me carry out on this method.” You possibly can e-book your spot by means of the occasion web site.

Try the 12 paintings and tracklist under. Pre-orders are ongoing. Additionally subsequent month, Milan Data will reveal A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto – To the Moon and Again that includes Thundercat, Devonté Hynes, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and extra.

12 Paintings:

12 Tracklist:
01. 20210310
02. 20211130
03. 20211201
04. 20220123
05. 20220202
06. 20220207
07. 20220214
08. 20220302 – sarabande
09. 20220302
10. 20220307
11. 20220404
12. 20220304

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