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.



  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