Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bricolages (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion | Label: KA'+B | # KAB-0017 | Time: 01:13:49
"Bricolage," a French word meaning to assemble something from available materials, is such a perfect term for the art of the remix that it's surprising no one has ever used it before. It's less surprising that Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose work has always had a cool Continental flair despite the artist's Japanese roots, would choose such an elegant term for his swish remix collection. Focusing on reworks of material from 2005's back-to-the-roots electro-pop experiment Chasm, Bricolages features a cross-cultural and cross-generational batch of remixers including Cornelius, whose playful sense of pastiche is to current hipster Japanese pop what Sakamoto's Yellow Magic Orchestra was a quarter-century before; his take on the spoken word cut-up "War & Peace" is considerably lighter and groovier than Aoki Takamasa's tense, austere version.