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Minamata (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ryuichi Sakamoto

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The film Minamata recalls a period in the life of American photojournalist William Eugene Smith (played by an unrecognisable Johnny Depp): in the 1970s, armed with his Minolta camera, he witnessed the consequences of industrial pollution on the inhabitants of Minamata, a small coastal town in Japan. He fell victim to a revenge attack and had to be urgently repatriated to the USA. This subject allows Smith to show two opposing sides of human nature: the resilience of a population suffering from 'Minamata Disease', and the effects of the criminal behaviour of unscrupulous industrialists. It is precisely this duality that Ryuichi Sakamoto (FuryoThe Last EmperorStilettos... ) sought to communicate in the soundtrack he wrote for Andrew Levitas's film. After a main theme that evokes Erik Satie's pure piano and melancholic harmonies, the Japanese composer (who is also an environmental activist) created a score that combined darkness and serenity in a single movement. This approach, of dancing on a razor's edge, can be found in sublime tracks such as Offer (whose strings swing between horror and sweetness) or Into Japan (where a fragile accordion collides with enigmatic strings). The production of this soundtrack is true to Sakamoto's style: his commitment to crafting ultra-sophisticated sonic textures, halfway between the acoustic and electronic, seems to grow with each of his projects (solo albums and soundtracks). The album concludes with the bright voice of Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who is also one of the actors in the film (One Single Voice). © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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Ryuichi Sakamoto

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1
Minamata Piano Theme
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:50

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

2
Into Japan
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:58

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

3
Landscape
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:04:17

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

4
The Boy
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:10

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

5
Chisso Co.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:07

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

6
Boy and Camera
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:34

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

7
Hidden Data
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:12

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

8
Blow Up
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:51

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

9
Rally and Persuasion
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:45

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

10
Meeting
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:07

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

11
Offer
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:05:31

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

12
Commitment
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:04:35

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

13
Fire
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:02

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

14
Sharing
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:23

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

15
Rising
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:44

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

16
Chisso Gate
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:04:23

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

17
Arson Man
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:25

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

18
Suicide
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:01:47

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

19
Mother and Child
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:29

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

20
Coda
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:05:46

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

21
Icon
Ryuichi Sakamoto
00:02:15

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

22
One Single Voice
Katherine Jenkins
00:03:57

Katherine Jenkins, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Skylar Grey, Composer, Producer - Rachel furner, Composer - Edd Holloway, Producer - Elliott Taylor, Composer

(P) 2021 KAB America Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

The film Minamata recalls a period in the life of American photojournalist William Eugene Smith (played by an unrecognisable Johnny Depp): in the 1970s, armed with his Minolta camera, he witnessed the consequences of industrial pollution on the inhabitants of Minamata, a small coastal town in Japan. He fell victim to a revenge attack and had to be urgently repatriated to the USA. This subject allows Smith to show two opposing sides of human nature: the resilience of a population suffering from 'Minamata Disease', and the effects of the criminal behaviour of unscrupulous industrialists. It is precisely this duality that Ryuichi Sakamoto (FuryoThe Last EmperorStilettos... ) sought to communicate in the soundtrack he wrote for Andrew Levitas's film. After a main theme that evokes Erik Satie's pure piano and melancholic harmonies, the Japanese composer (who is also an environmental activist) created a score that combined darkness and serenity in a single movement. This approach, of dancing on a razor's edge, can be found in sublime tracks such as Offer (whose strings swing between horror and sweetness) or Into Japan (where a fragile accordion collides with enigmatic strings). The production of this soundtrack is true to Sakamoto's style: his commitment to crafting ultra-sophisticated sonic textures, halfway between the acoustic and electronic, seems to grow with each of his projects (solo albums and soundtracks). The album concludes with the bright voice of Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who is also one of the actors in the film (One Single Voice). © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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