The set contains 12 selections. For the most part, it is a spare and lovely beauty of an album, with few surpises save for the elegance that Sakamoto performs these indelible pieces with.
InDecca Records in the U. It, too, contains a dozen selections, all but one composed and recorded the year of release. This disc is the real surpise in the specially packaged and priced set.
It concerns itself where music fades and enters into noise, and the no man's land where noise sorts itself out into a system recognized as music. Unlike Playing the PianoOut of Noise is a more challenging, yet more compelling listen.
While it begins with the poetic, atmospheric solo piano piece "Hibari," as a coda to Disc 1, it quickly launches into Hail Apollo - Thornspawn / Unholy Archangel - Split and Ice - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing The Piano / Out Of Noise Life," both recorded with the U.
The ambient "In the Red," with field-recorded voice samples, features guitarist Christian Fennesz. InSakamoto participated in the Cape Farewell Disko Bay Expedition to study and observe climate change; there he visited Greenland's fastest moving glacier. Three of the pieces here -- "Disko," "Ice," and "Glacier" -- reflect the place where Sakamoto claims he left part of his soul.
In them, the sounds of the glaicer and the surrounding landscape were recorded, then treated in the studio and added to by other musicians, including guitarist Keigo Oyamadavocalist Karen H. Ultimately, it's Out of Noise that makes the entire package worth buying for the first time, or purchasing Playing the Piano again.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 28, Genre Classical. Track Listing - Disc 1. Ryuichi Sakamoto. Merry Christmas Mr. A Flower is not a Flower.
The Sheltering Sky. Tamago The Last Emperor. Tibetan Dance. Thousand Knives. Riot in Lagos. Mizu no Naka no Bagatelle. Track Listing - Disc 2. Still Life. In the Red. To Stanford. Amore Ryuichi Sakamoto. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto. A Flower is not a Flower Ryuichi Sakamoto. The Sheltering Sky Ryuichi Sakamoto. Tamago Ryuichi Sakamoto. The Last Emperor Ryuichi Sakamoto. Tibetan Dance Ryuichi Sakamoto. Thousand Knives Ryuichi Sakamoto. Riot in Lagos Ryuichi Sakamoto. Reversing Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Mizu no Naka no Bagatelle Ryuichi Sakamoto. Bolerish Ryuichi Sakamoto. Hibari Ryuichi Sakamoto. Hwit Ryuichi Sakamoto. Still Life Ryuichi Sakamoto. In the Red Ryuichi Sakamoto. Nostalgia Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Firewater Ryuichi Sakamoto. To Stanford Kotringo. Composition Ryuichi Sakamoto.