Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto — 坂本龍一 (Jan. 17, 1952–March 28, 2023) — was a Japanese musician and composer who rose to international prominence in the electro-pop trio Yellow Magic Orchestra, which was initially active between 1978 and 1983. Concurrent to the band’s activities, he launched his solo career with two albums on Better Days and CBS in the late 1970s, followed by a slew of albums on Alfa, London, Midi, and other labels during the 1980s, a decade that saw him collaborate with David Sylvian, David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Robin Scott, and numerous other artists. He was married from 1982–2006 to musician–singer Akiko Yano.

Discography:

  • Disappointment-Hateruma (1976 • Toshiyuki Tsuchitori / Ryuichi Sakamoto)
  • Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978)
  • Summer Nerves (1979)
  • B-2 Unit (1980 • Riuichi Sakamoto)
  • 左うでの夢 (Left Handed Dream) (1981 • 坂本龍一)
  • The End of Asia (1982 • Riuichi Sakamoto + Danceries)
  • Miłosci Wszystko Wybaczy (1982 • Tokiko Kato with Riuchi Sakamoto)
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (OST, 1983)
  • Coda (1983)
  • 音楽図鑑 (Ongaku Zukan) (1984)
  • Esperanto (1985)
  • The Adventures of Chatran (1986)
  • Futurista (1986)
  • The Last Emperor (OST, 1987 • Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su)
  • Aile de Honnêamise: Royal Space Force (OST, 1987 • Ryuichi Sakamoto / Yuji Nomi / Koji Ueno / Haruo Kubota)
  • Neo Geo (1987)
  • Beauty (1989)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (OST, 1990)
  • The Sheltering Sky (OST, 1991)

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