New Ryuichi Sakamoto album announced.

New Ryuichi Sakamoto album announced.

Milan Records will release on August 9th “Opus”, a new album by the late Ryuichi Sakamoto (who passed away at the age of 71 on March 28, 2023). The album is anticipated by a new version for solo piano of “Tong Poo“, classic of the Yellow Magic Orchestra (band formed in 1977 by the Japanese composer who won an Oscar in 1988 for the soundtrack to “The Last Emperor”).

“Opus” takes up Sakamoto’s last concert, which his son Neo Sora filmed for the documentary of the same name screened last September at the Venice Film Festival (Read here). The film, which is a farewell from the composer, will be presented in online preview Sunday, June 30 on the Criterion Channel.

After the streaming premiere, the documentary will be available exclusively on the Criterion Channel.

Opus Tracklist:
01 Lack of Love
02 BB
03 Gone
04 Solitude
05 For Jóhann
06 Aubade 2020
07 Ichimei – Small Happiness
08 Mizu no Naka no Bagatelle
09 Bibo no Aozora
10 Aqua
11 Tong Poo
12 The Wuthering Heights
13 20220302 – Sarabande
14 The Sheltering Sky
15 20180219 (W/ Prepared Plan)
16 The Last Emperor
17 Trioon
18 Happy Ending
19 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
20 Opus – Ending