Ryuichi Sakamoto returns after hiatus with new album

Ryuichi Sakamoto returns after hiatus with new album

After stepping away from the business when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014, multiple rainbows are now forming in our minds with the news that Japanese composer and experimental music guru Ryuichi Sakamoto appears to now have a clean bill of health and a new album in the bag.

While the album is currently untitled and other details pretty thin on the ground, there’s a pretty un-cryptic countdown on his website that suggests the album will be released March 29 in Japan and April 29 throughout the rest of the world. There’s also a link to a Twitter thing, which lets you post something about SN/M比50%. Whatever that is — most likely a clue of some sort.

It appears that the album will be released via Editions Milan, the French imprint that recently released the score to The Revenant, which Sakamoto collaborated on.

As they say on the streets of Tokyo, このスペースを見る. (thx Google translate!)

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