I was listening to some Ryuichi Sakamoto today. Comica and the soundtrack from one of my favourite films – Tony Takitani, and thinking about Sakamoto’s very particular piano sound. I once read something, I can’t remember where, about the way Japanese piano recordings sound so incredibly close and clear – almost as if the sound is in your head.
There’s a fascinating ‘making of’ that comes with the DVD of the Takitani film showing how the whole thing was filmed outdoors on a kind of stage set, bringing details of the minimalistic vignettes alive with the subtle breezes that were moving through them.
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