Mizu No Naka No Bagatelle - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Piano / Out Of Noise
Label: Decca - 271709-8 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Thailand • Genre: Electronic, Classical • Style: Contemporary, Experimental, Ambient
Playing the Piano is a concept album by Ryuichi Sakamoto which was first released in Japan in The album is completely instrumental and features Sakamoto Kevin Stomps - Christophe Beck - I Love You, Beth Cooper his earlier work, such as the soundtracks to Merry Christmas, Mr.
Lawrence and The Last Emperorand also pop songs such as "Thousand Knives," by rearranging them to be played on a single piano. Sakamoto himself refers to the album as a "Self covers" album.
AllMusic reviewer Thom Jurek states "For the most part, it is a spare and lovely beauty of an album, with few surprises save for the elegance that Sakamoto performs these indelible pieces with".
His soundtrack work is up for grabs as well as a fantastic pre- Yellow Magic Orchestra composition called "Thousand Knives". The advantage of this is that Sakamoto boils these pieces down to their skeletal form, presenting them to the listener in a Mizu No Naka No Bagatelle - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Piano / Out Of Noise that's probably close to how he was writing them all these years ago".
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