David Sylvian, Alva Noto, The Cinematic Orchestra and Fennesz are among the artists featured on a double-album collection of Ryuichi Sakamoto reworks. A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back is out on Milan Records Dec. 2.
Thundercat’s take on “Thousand Knives” is the first track to drop. The full track list includes 13 reworks:
- David Sylvian Remodel – Grains (Sweet Paulownia Wood)
- Thundercat Remodel – Thousand Knives
- Electric Youth Remodel – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
- Cornelius Remodel – Thatness & Thereness
- Hildur Guonadottir Remodel – World Citizen I Won’t Be Disappointed
- Alva Noto Remodel – The Sheltering Sky
- Fennesz Remodel – Amore
- Devonte Hynes Remodel – Choral No 1
- The Cinematic Orchestra Remodel – DNA
- Gabrial Wek Remodel – Forbidden Colors
- 404 Zero Remodel – The Revenant Main Theme
- Lim Giong Follow The Steps Remodel – Walker
- Yoshihide Otomo Remodel – With Show & Moonlight – Snow, Silence, Partially Sunny
Sakamoto announced in June that he has stage 4 cancer. This comes after two previous cancer diagnoses, in 2014 and 2021.
The composer has two new tracks that will be featured in the Netflix anime series Exception: “Opening for Exception” and “oxygen.” The show premiers Oct. 13. Its soundtrack LP follows the next day.