Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ryuichi Sakamoto Esperanto, (Midi Inc., MDCZ-1126, 1985)


An unusually prescient album, Esperanto from 1985 charts the direction of abstract electronic beats to come. I bought it because it features Arto Lindsay. I was in Tower Records near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, and that first track "A Wongga Dance Song" came over the speakers. I recognized Arto's guitar work (it's hard not to) and ran to the counter to ask what the heck it was. Well, it was insanely expensive then ($27 for a Japanese import CD back in 85) and sells for silly money now. Still sounds cool and modern.

4 comments:

  1. http://rapidshare.com/files/350247555/Esperanto.zip

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  2. Alluring indeed. the fact that you mention Lindsey got me to click as well! thanks a lot, i don't think i'll be disapointed

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