Reissue of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s seminal debut album, written in just as he embarked on a long and fruitful career, both solo and with YMO aka Japan’s answer to Kraftwerk. In Sakamoto was a well versed session musician who had completed art school at the start of the decade. He would go.
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Wewantsounds present a reissue of Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album Thousand Knives Of, originally released in on the sought-after Better Days ballanaranuadakelvgukree.infoinfo for a small-scale release in , this is the first time the album is being released on vinyl outside of Japan. was a key year for Japanese music.
"Thousand Knives" is a long disco-lite jazzy workout with a very un-synthesized guitar solo by Kazumi Watanabe (who would later join YMO on tour and have his solo album produced by Sakamoto). Side two's "Da Neue Japanische Electronische Volkslied" and "The End of Asia" (later revamped in YMO) are closest to the new wave of Japanese electronic music that he would spawn.6/