Ryuichi Sakamoto
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1952-01-17
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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto Biography (Wikipedia)

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi?, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in the 1970s, first gaining major success in 1978 as a member of electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). The band had worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" (1978), "Behind the Mask" (1978), and "Rydeen" (1979), playing a pioneering role in the development of the synthpop, techno and house genres.

He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives (1978), and later released the pioneering album B-2 Unit (1980), from which "Riot in Lagos" influenced the development of electro and hip hop music. He went on to produce more solo records, collaborate with many international artists, and pursue a wide variety of projects, in different genres ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony, and his composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history.

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David Sylvian
Forbidden Colours
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Forbidden Colours
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The Revenant Theme 2
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The Revenant Theme 2
Ryuichi Sakamoto
The Revenant (2015) - Main Theme
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The Revenant (2015) - Main Theme
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
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Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Still Life in A
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Still Life in A
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Assembly
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Assembly
Julia Rovinsky & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Energy Flow
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Energy Flow
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Asadoya Yunta
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Asadoya Yunta
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First Coronation 
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First Coronation 
Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree, 坂本龍一 & Taylor Deupree
Ghost Road
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Ghost Road
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Before Long
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Before Long
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Original Soundtrack recording & 坂本龍一
The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme
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The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme
Ryuichi Sakamoto
The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The
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The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The
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G.T. Ii
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G.T. Ii
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Riot In Lagos
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Riot In Lagos
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The Last Emperor
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The Last Emperor
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