Thousand Knives Of
Island Of Woods
Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied
The End Of Asia
Release date: Nov 8, 2019, France
Wewantsounds reissue of Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album originally released in 1978 on the sought-after Better Days label.
Sakamoto was a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra at the time but the group hadn't released their first album yet. Featuring Sakamoto on a wide range of synthesisers and keyboards programmed by Hideki Matsutake, and accompanied by a few musicians including Haruomi Hosono and Pecker, "Thousand Knives" was a blueprint for the YMO sound and includes cult classics that were to become live favourites.
Save for a small-scale release in 1982, this is the first time the album has been released on vinyl outside of Japan. Remastered from the original tapes by renowned producer and engineer Seigen Ono, the LP edition comes with original artwork including OBI and 4p insert with new introduction by Paul Bowler.