Moto.Tronic [Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Sean Carruthers
Since leaving the pioneering electro pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto has worked in many different genres, including Japanese pop, world, classical, experimental, soundtrack, and sophisticated, adult-friendly pop music. The difficulty with this is that it's very hard to get a handle on Sakamoto, and surely some of the people who enjoyed the pop sensibilities of albums like Neo Geo or Beauty may have been thrown off by the classical and soundtrack work in between -- and vice versa. It's probably one of the main reasons why someone of Sakamoto's obvious talent hasn't become better known in North America, despite some very pop-oriented collaborations ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Carruthers
Since leaving the pioneering electro pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto has worked in many different genres, including Japanese pop, world, classical, experimental, soundtrack, and sophisticated, adult-friendly pop music. The difficulty with this is that it's very hard to get a handle on Sakamoto, and surely some of the people who enjoyed the pop sensibilities of albums like Neo Geo or Beauty may have been thrown off by the classical and soundtrack work in between -- and vice versa. It's probably one of the main reasons why someone of Sakamoto's obvious talent hasn't become better known in North America, despite some very pop-oriented collaborations with popular musicians like Thomas Dolby and Iggy Pop -- the sheer number of Sakamoto projects is intimidating enough, and not knowing what type of music he's playing on any particular album is probably enough to scare away most of the rest of his potential audience. Moto.Tronic may not clarify things for the neophyte, as it veers wildly between styles; the sophisticated pop of "Forbidden Colours" is followed by a more traditionally classical piano instrumental, then a Brazilian number and an orchestral piece from the soundtrack of The Last Emperor. This unpredictability repeats throughout, but all of the included work is excellent, even if the collection doesn't satisfy the need for an easily available definitive overview -- if there can ever be such a thing considering how many different record labels would be involved -- of Sakamoto's pop career. (Notably, nothing from Illustrated Musical Encyclopaedia or Beauty is included here.) The release includes a bonus DVD, which features five videos, three of which are live performances. One real saving grace for this compilation is the previously unreleased remix of the Brazilian "Insensatez" by digital ambience master Alva Noto.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969304426
  • Catalog Number: 93044

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Forbidden Colours (4:49)
  2. 2 Energy Flow (4:33)
  3. 3 O Grande Amor (4:30)
  4. 4 The Last Emperor (5:21)
  5. 5 Railroad Man (4:42)
  6. 6 Risky (5:27)
  7. 7 Before Long (1:23)
  8. 8 Desafinado (4:04)
  9. 9 Lost Child-SQ & P (5:01)
  10. 10 Little Buddha (8:50)
  11. 11 Neo Geo (5:07)
  12. 12 Opus (4:27)
  13. 13 Anger (5:12)
  14. 14 Insensatez (5:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Neo Geo
  2. 2 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  3. 3 Bim Bom
  4. 4 Tibetan Dance
  5. 5 Insensatez
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ryuichi Sakamoto Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Iggy Pop Vocals
Bill Laswell Bass
David Torn Guitar
Emmett Chapman Chapman Stick
Zeca Assumpção Bass
Bootsy Collins Bass
Sly Dunbar Drums
Haruo Kubota Guitar
Eddie Martinez Guitar
Jaques Morelenbaum Cello
Marcos Suzano Percussion
David Sylvian Vocals
David Van Tieghem Percussion
DJ Spooky DJ
Paula Morelenbaum Vocals
Marcelo Costa Percussion
Luis Brasil Guitar
Hirohito Furugawara Viola
Yoriko Ganeko Vocals
Kazumi Tamaki Vocals
Misako Koja Vocals
Fuminori-Maro Shinozaki Violin
Tony Ruption Williams Drums
Yutaka Sado Conductor
Mari Fujiwara Cello
Yuuko Iwasaki Violin
Technical Credits
Iggy Pop Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
João Gilberto Composer
Bill Laswell Composer, Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jonathan Rosen Illustrations
Ryuichi Sakamoto Arranger, Composer, Producer, Author
David Sylvian Composer
Rare Force Remixing
Fuminori-Maro Shinozaki Orchestra Leader
Morelenbaum² Producer
Sky Video Editor, Video Director
Ram Art Direction
Ken Scrudato Liner Notes
Alva Noto Remixing
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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    The Best of Sakamoto - Almost

    Contains a lot of Sakamoto classics like a soundtrack piece from "The Last Emperor" and Neo Geo, all within a collection featuring a creative sequence that goes from one different genre to another. There is some new work that is particularly strong, like the driving house-influenced "Anger - Rare Force 2 Meg Mix" and the calm (yet tense) Bossa Nova / Alva Noto mix, "Insensatez", that finishes the CD. The five videos on the accompanying disc are well-done and show Sakamoto at different stages of his career, including a precious early live performance of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence". Since Sakamoto has too much tremendous work to fit on one compilation CD, it's not surprising that a lot of significant work is left out, like anything from what I consider his best CD, "Smoochy", and the best song from his "BTTB" CD - "Aqua". But that's more of a compliment. I thoroughly enjoy "Moto.Tronic".

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