Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 左うでの夢 (Left Handed Dream) (Alfa, 1981)

This is the Japanese release, vastly different from the U.S. recording I found in the past (No Robin Scott vocals, this is all Ryuichi!). Get ready for some MIDI-fied renditions of traditional-sounding Japanese numbers, some ready-for-dance-floor or midnight-drive-through-the-postmodern-city tracks... Although Brian Eno's hand isn't directly in this, some songs, like "Living in the Dark," definitely sound like the paranoid-jazz rhythm sections of Another Green World. And keep an eye/ear out for Adrian Belew pulling out the stops on tracks like "The Garden of Poppies."

A tight, at times funky, ear-candy filled release from one of my favorites. Enjoy!

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