坂本龍一

~ Person

Annotation

Do not attempt to rename to Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Annotation last modified on 2006-08-07 12:53 UTC.

Wikipedia

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952) (Japanese pronunciation: [sakamoto ɾʲɯːit͡ɕi̥]) is a Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career while a university student as a session musician, producer, and arranger in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as one third of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). The band had worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" (1978), "Behind the Mask" (1978), and "Rydeen" (1979), playing a pioneering role in the development of the synthpop, techno and house genres.

He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives (1978), and later released the pioneering album B-2 Unit (1980), from which "Riot in Lagos" influenced the development of electro and hip hop music. He went on to produce more solo records, collaborate with many international artists, and pursue a wide variety of projects, in different genres ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony, and his composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history. He has collaborated with a range of artists, including David Sylvian, Carsten Nicolai, Youssou N'Dour, and Fennesz.

As a film composer, he has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has received three BAFTA nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) marked his debut as a film score composer and as an actor, and its main theme was adapted into the single "Forbidden Colours" which became an international hit. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor (1987), after which he continued earning accolades composing for films such as The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), and The Revenant (2015). On occasion, Sakamoto has also worked on anime and video games, as a composer as well as a scenario writer. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France's Ministry of Culture for his musical contributions.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Risky Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Iggy Pop 3
1989 You Do Me 坂本龍一 feat. Jill Jones 2
1997 The Other Side of Love Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Sister M 1
1998 Anger / Grief 坂本龍一 1
1999 ウラBTTB 坂本龍一 2
2003 World Citizen Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 3.5 3
2004 I WANNA BE DOWN m-flo坂本龍一 2
2008 Koko 坂本龍一 1
El Mar Mediterrani 坂本龍一 1
Zero Landmine 坂本龍一 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 The Arrangement Riuichi Sakamoto & Robin Scott 1
1987 Behind the Mask 坂本龍一 1
1989 Undo #1 坂本龍一 1
1992 Heartbeat Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 2
2006 Revep Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto 5 2
IN THE LOBBY AT G.E.H. LONDON 坂本龍一 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Field Work + Steppin’ Into Asia 坂本龍一 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Sala Santa Cecilia Fennesz + Sakamoto 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Coda 坂本龍一 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 UTAU 大貫妙子 & 坂本龍一 1
Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing The PiaNo.2009 Japan Self Selected (disc 2) 坂本龍一 1
Soundbytes 坂本龍一 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Cinemage-BTTB 坂本龍一 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Handmaid's Tale 坂本龍一 1
1991 Image Sketch of Aile de Honnêamise 坂本龍一 1

Showing all release groups by this artist. Show only official release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.