Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto have announced a recorded version of ‘TWO’, the collaborative live show the duo performed at various venues, including Berlin’s Funkhaus and London’s Barbican Centre, throughout 2018. TWO captures their performance at the Sydney Opera House, which features a mixture of live improvisation and renditions of pieces taken from their collaborative back catalog, including their […]
Electronic music pioneer Haruomi Hosono will be released for the first time ever outside of Japan. Hosono is a member of the legendary act Yellow Magic Orchestra – Japan’s finest music export. However, Hosono’s own music adventures are perhaps not so well known, but in fact equally interesting and forward thinking. Hosono in his solo […]
If you are into really weird stuff, this may be a treat for you. It has come to our attention that the rare and wonderfully idiosyncratic 1979 LP from Hiroshi Sato, Orient, is set to hit stores early next year. The record is being brought out of obscurity and onto record shelves by label Wewantsounds. It is […]
For anyone interested in electronic music in the 1980’s is sure to have come across the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). YMO was to Japan what Kraftwerk was to Europe. Always in the forefront of electronic and synthesizer based music. Little less known to the general crowd is the profound importance of YMO’s fourth behind the […]
When one thinks of odd and unexpected collaborations in music most likely one of the first you will come to think of is when RUN-DMC made a video together with Aerosmith. Aerosmith was a then over-the-hill rock group who’d fallen out of the spotlight, while Run-DMC was the most prominent group in rap that had yet […]