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TOKYO MELODY a film about RYUICHI SAKAMOTO [1984]


Here is a remarkable full-length film portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto from 1984, called Tokyo Melody a film about Ryuichi Sakamoto. In the documentary, we’re taken into Ryuichi’s daily life routine surrounding the production of  音楽図鑑, his 6th(?) solo album, the 1st since the dissolve of YMO. We are treated to extensive in-studio footage (w/ copious Fairlight CMI IIx “action” scenes), as well as fascinating period footage of Tokyo street life at that time.   A “must-see” music movie – even if you do not care necessarily for the music of Sakamoto-San.

What’s your favorite Ryuichi Sakamoto music?