NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

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NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby natsume on Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:10 pm

Sylvian and Fennesz quoted via email.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/arts ... rview.html
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby Quiet Visitor on Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:14 am

Thanks. That was a fine interview, which shines some light on a couple of aspects of the new album.
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby dconnery1966 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Cheers for that :D
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby silentwings on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:18 am

Wonderfully detailed review of async live...

http://www.self-titledmag.com/2017/04/2 ... ue-armory/
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby silentwings on Wed May 03, 2017 1:46 pm

"One of the songs on the album, "Life, Life," quotes a poem from Andrei's father, Arseny. Why did you choose that poem specifically, and what was it like to again work with David Sylvian, who read the poem?

I've been reading Arseny Tarkovsky's poems for a long time, but this poem is about life and dreams, so naturally it sounds very charming and interesting to me after cancer. But this recording of the poem by David Sylvian was actually made right after the big tsunami and earthquake happened in Japan in 2011. So David sent me around ten recordings of Arseny's poems and I used maybe three of them for a charity concert for Japan around that time. "

Full interview: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2983
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby javier on Sun May 07, 2017 11:18 am

silentwings wrote:"One of the songs on the album, "Life, Life," quotes a poem from Andrei's father, Arseny. Why did you choose that poem specifically, and what was it like to again work with David Sylvian, who read the poem?

... this recording of the poem by David Sylvian was actually made right after the big tsunami and earthquake happened in Japan in 2011.


So Sakamoto has simply pulled out a 6 year old sample to use in his latest work. In other words, this isn't a creative collaboration with Sylvian at all...(yawn).
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby missouriman on Sun May 07, 2017 5:48 pm

Why so negative javier? It works. It works very well. It's a very emotional track.
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Re: NYT Sakamoto interview for "async"

Postby javier on Fri May 12, 2017 6:58 pm

missouriman wrote:Why so negative javier? It works. It works very well. It's a very emotional track.

Maybe my comment came across in an unintended way.

I wasn't trying to suggest that the work isn't worthwhile, just the point that it's not a "collaboration". So any anticipation of new Sylvian/Sakamoto joint creativity was misplaced. Hope dashed again! :cry:

Collaboration was nonexistent. It was effectively just using an old sample from the vaults.
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