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Sakamoto, Ryuichi / Bricolages
Album:Bricolages Collection:General
Artist:Sakamoto, Ryuichi Added:11/2006
Label:Kab America Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-12-24 Pull Date:2007-02-25 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:11 Feb28 Jan21 Jan14 Jan7 Jan31 Dec

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 01 May 08:J.C.
An Epiphany Of Sound - Week Of Peace special
4.Wed, 07 Feb 07:chizzy
Eran Mukamel (difficult listening)
2.Mon, 23 Apr 07:Captain Dee
Kid For Today
5.Tue, 06 Feb 07:MichaS
Mood Swings - early start
3.Wed, 07 Mar 07:MichaS
MoodSwings-at the movies
6.Tue, 06 Feb 07:Captain Dee
"And, there were lots of stars... at night..."

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-01-12 
Shimmring Electronica/electropop. In line with Sakamoto’s excursions into serious electronica (Sakamoto was previously known for his beautiful soundtracks for movies such as Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence, Little Budha and the Last emperor), this CD contains remixes of songs from his 2005 release “chasm” put together by many known electronica musicians. Contributing, are long time collaborators, such as Alva Noto, but also new ones such as Craig Armstrong (who long time ago collaborated with Massive Attack). While the general tone of the CD is a bit boring, some jewels definitely make the listening worthwhile. No FCCs.
1 and 3. A collage of people voices, acoustic guitar and glitches contemplating about human nature in relation to war and peace.
**2. A beautiful cinematic piece, with loopy acoustic guitars as soundbed for gentle yet intense rapping in Japanese. Strings enter toward the end with a Japanese motif.
4. Slow atmospheric electronica.
5. A different remix for the same song as in track #2. Glitchy electronica with less of the rapping, climaxing with a drone before ending.
**6. A beautiful moody song sung by David Sylvian, a long time collaborator of Sakamoto, on top of an electronica soundbed.
7. Electro breakbeat. Monotonous.
8. Slow loopy electronica with gentle keyboards and glitches.
9. Faster, yet monotonous.
10. Shimmering monotonous electronica.
*11. A bit more interesting, with quiet Brazilian rhythms and whispering singing as well as glitches.
12. Monotonous break beat, with New-agey chimes and flutes in the middle.
13. Slow, gentle and monotonous industrial piece.

Track Listing
1.War & Peace (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 7.Only Love Can Conquer Hate (Snd.Remix)
2.Undercooled (Skuli Sverrisson Remix) 8.Seven Samurai (Richard Devine Remix)
3.War & Peace (Cornelius Remix) 9.Word (Rob Da Bank & Mr. Dan Remix)
4.20 Msec. (Fennesz Remix) 10.20 Msec. (Craig Armstrong Remix)
5.Undercooled (Alva Noto Remodel) 11.Ngo/Bitmix (Slicker Remix)
6.World Citizen (Taylor Deupree Remix) 12.Break With (Steve Jansen Remix)
 13.Motopiate (Thomas Knak Remix)