Ryuichi Sakamoto has announced a new album, async, set to be out April 28th via Milan. It is the Japanese composer’s first studio album since Three in 2012, with Jaques Morelenbaum and Judy Kang, and his first solo album in 8 years. Sakamoto recorded the album in New York, having inspiration from “everyday objects, sculpture, and nature,” according to a press release. Find the tracklist below and artwork above. The world premiere listening event for the album will be at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, which takes place from March 23-26th. Sakamoto is set to perform also on April 25th and 26th at Park Avenue Armory Veterans Room in New York. The album will follow the 2015 score he did for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film The Revenant. It is his first studio album since his recovery from cancer in 2015 as well.
11 Life, Life
15 water state 2 [vinyl-only bonus track]