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  • Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Title: Async
  • Size FLAC ver: 1713 mb
  • Date of release: 2017
  • Style: Abstract, Ambient, Experimental, Modern Classical
  • Other formats: MP2 RA AAC VOC ASF APE MP4
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async album flac

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Andata
Computer, Guitar – Christian Fennesz*
2 Disintegration 5:46
3 Solari 3:52
4 Zure 5:12
5 Walker 4:20
6 Stakra 3:41
7 Ubi 4:03
8 Fullmoon
Percussion [Glass Singing Bowl] – N.S.S. Vocals [Spoken Word] – Andri Magnason*, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, Jose Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming
9 Async 2:45
10 Tri
Percussion – Ian Antonio, Levy Lorenzo, Ross Karre
11 Life, Life
Sho – Ko IshikawaVocals [Spoken Word] – David SylvianWords By – Arseny Tarkovsky
12 Honj
Shamisen – Honjoh Hidejiro
13 FF 5:13
14 Garden
Concertmaster – Simon James Contractor – David Sabee

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Avex Music Creative Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Kab Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Paul Bowles
  • Copyright (c) – Marina A. Tarkovskaya
  • Recorded At – The Studio
  • Recorded At – Germano Studios
  • Recorded At – Bastyr University Chapel
  • Recorded At – The Museum of Arts and Design
  • Recorded At – Kyoto University
  • Mixed At – Germano Studios
  • Mastered At – Gateway Mastering


  • Art Direction, Photography – Shiro Takatani
  • Design – Takuya Minami
  • Engineer [ProTools] – Kory Kruckenberg (tracks: 14)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Conrad Hensel (tracks: 14)
  • Engineer [Second] – John Winters (tracks: 14)
  • Engineer [Studio Assistant] – Jason Staniulis, Matthew Sim
  • Executive-Producer – Masato "Max" Matsuura*
  • Legal [Coordination] – Evan Balmer
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By – Conrad Hensel
  • Music By – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Other [Production Assistant], Administrator – Mai Yuda
  • Other [Team SKMT] – Hirokazu Tanaka , Itosoken, Sungwon Kim
  • Producer – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Producer [Art Producer] – Yoko Takatani
  • Producer [Associate] – Norika Sora
  • Production Manager – Akiko Kato
  • Production Manager, Engineer [Assistant] – Alec Fellman
  • Public Relations – Satoshi Nakashiro
  • Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Alex Venguer, Ryan Kelly , Seigen Ono
  • Stage Manager – Jon Schluckebier (tracks: 14)
  • Supervised By [Executive Supervisor Label] – Shinji Hayashi
  • Supervised By [Label] – Hisaou Wakaizumi, Toshiki Shida
  • Technician [Piano] – Kaz Tsujio


Released in a digipack, with full-colour wrap around cover.

The speeches in Track 8 are overlayed translations of a passage from Paul Bowles' novel, The Sheltering Sky :

"Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988064 863143
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L154
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 446J
  • Matrix / Runout: RZCM-86314 MT 461

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Ryuichi Sakamoto Async ‎(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Milan none 2017
CD 399 902-2 Ryuichi Sakamoto Async ‎(CD, Album) Milan CD 399 902-2 France 2017
M2-36830 Ryuichi Sakamoto Async ‎(CD, Album) Milan M2-36830 US 2017
none Ryuichi Sakamoto Async ‎(14xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Milan none 2017
MLN1-36830 Ryuichi Sakamoto Async ‎(2xLP, Album) Milan MLN1-36830 US 2017

async is the nineteenth solo studio album of Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and his first one in eight years since Out of Noise (2009). It's also his first full-length solo record since recovering from throat cancer in 2015.

Ambient as restorative comes to mind with async, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s sixteenth solo album. In June of 2014, the legendary Japanese composer was diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent rigorous radiology treatment to combat it. Three years after that diagnosis, Sakamoto returns with an album bearing a sense of mortality surrounding its every sound

In the case of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s async remodels, the bar is set significantly higher. Sakamoto is one of electronic music’s living legends, a relentless innovator whose oeuvre winds through the synth pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra, glitching ambient experiments for Raster-Noton, Hollywood film scores, and music for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Let’s start with the good stuff: There are some excellent remixes on this album. The best are split between Sakamoto’s collaborators and younger artists with fresh perspectives.

Ryuichi Sakamoto ‎– Async. Label: Milan ‎– 399 903-2. Format: 2 Vinyl, LP, Album.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - async Ryuichi Sakamoto's name carries a lot of weight. He's a pop and electronic music pioneer, an actor, an Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning composer and a remarkable pianist. He's tied into so many strands of modern music that the last 40 years would be hard to imagine without his influence, which is why his throat cancer diagnosis in 2014 hit so hard. Sakamoto himself mentioned Andrei Tarkovsky as part of the inspiration for the album, and that director's habit for long takes and still scenes manifests in the way Sakamoto savours every sound and the reverb trail. Each track presents a central idea, embellished by just a few instruments or sounds, that studies a different facet of Sakamoto's musical persona.

Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo studio album in eight years will be called async. That's the artwork above, and tracklist below; both walk a line between earthly aesthetics and something more celestial. From what Sakamoto told The FADER last summer, async could be amongst his most ambient and experimental albums yet: "My interests are moving toward both 'sound and music,' not just 'music. I have been doing lots of field recordings, and also collecting lots of strange sounds.

Artist & Title: Ryuichi Sakamoto – async Artist & Title (Or. : 坂本龍一 – async File Format: mp3 Archive: RAR Bitrate: 320 kbps Release Date: 2017. mp3 ~ 1. 4 MB 02. disintegration. 2 MB 03. solari. mp3 ~ . 6 MB 04. ZURE. 0 MB 05. walker. 4 MB 06. stakra. 5 MB 07. ub. p3 ~ . 9 MB 08. fullmoon. 6 MB 09. async. 9 MB 10. tr. 8 MB 11. LIFE, LIFE. 6 MB 12. honj. 6 MB 13. f. p3 ~ 1. 3 MB 14. garden. Related Posts: Ryuichi Kawamura – Colors of time. Maaya Sakamoto – Hello, Hello. Maaya Sakamoto – Gyakkou.

At long last, Japanese music hero Ryuichi Sakamoto has returned with his anticipated async. The album marks his first solo effort in eight years, and you can now get in on an early listen online. Marking Sakamoto's first solo studio effort since 2009's Out of Noise and his first major project since his work on the The Revenant score, async also comes in the wake of a frightening battle with throat cancer - an event he recently revealed to Japanese broadcaster NHK that left him literally thirsty at all times, not to mention changed his world view

Comments (6)

absolutely stunning album. i listened to it in its entirety while walking thru a tbilisi fortress and it was...a life changing experience. mr. sakamoto said that he intended to make an album that sounds like the soundtrack to a tarkovsky movie that does not exist....i think he more than achieved that with this album.
For an insight into how this album was made, you can watch Coda the documentary about Sakamoto. He has got that incessant artist creative nature that cannot be abated.
Der Bat
Wish this was on vinyl. Loving what I've heard thus far.
It is on vinyl from Milan Records and Commmons, the original Japanese label.
Milan is releasing it on vinyl in the US, September 8th .
A mesmerizing though unsettling ambient record that really grips the listener. The soundscapes are much like the cover art; seemingly simple yet abstract, but take a closer look and you can see there is all kinds of stuff happening beyond first glance, or apprehension.

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