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Milan Records is proud to release “12,” an intimate collection of twelve compositions by Ryuichi Sakamoto, written and recorded in Tokyo during his fight with cancer throughout 2021-2022. Each numbered title refers to its recording date.
About the album, Sakamoto says: “…after I finally ‘came home’ to my new temporary housing after a big operation, I found myself reaching for the synthesizer. I had no intention of composing something; I just wanted to be showered in sound. I’ll probably continue to keep this kind of ‘diary.’”
Barry says: A strikingly beautiful, starkly minimal suite of ambient piano and atmospheric room noise, pulled together by one of the most legendary figures in the world of synth music. It's hugely moving, with layers of emotion wrought through the brittle playing and Sakamoto's undeniable ear for composition. Stunning.
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