Exploding Head Movies Episode April 24, 2023

XHM #646 - "This must be the prettiest loaf in the bread aisle" (2023 April 24)

6:58pm - 9:02pm

We had been awaiting the sad inevitability of the death of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952-2023), so though the way was prepared, it took some time to prepare a profile the long career of the legendary Japanese composer. From Yellow Magic Orchestra to many a score to other side projects, we do our best in his honour.

1. All Hands Make Light: Waiting for the Light to Quit (Darling the Dawn, 2023) Constellation
2. Nils Frahm: Right Right Right (Music for Animals, 2022) Leiter/BMG
3. Everything But the Girl: Nothing Left to Lose (Fuse, 2023) Buzzin' Fly
4. Jessy Lanza: Don't Leave Me Now (2023) Hyperdub
5. Tim Hecker: Glissalia (No Highs, 2023) Kranky
6. Ormiston: Distortion of Reality (2023) Lisbon Lux
7. Yaeji: I'll Remember for Me, I'll Remember for You (With a Hammer, 2023) XL
8. Mark Korven: Main Title (The Peripheral: Music from the Original Series on Prime Video, 2022) Lakeshore
9. You Can Can: Lustrous Swarm (You Can Can, 2023) Séance Centre
10. Bodywash: In as Far (I Held the Shape While I Could, 2023) Light Organ
11. Anthéne: Beneath the Trees (Held, 2021) Polar Seas
12. Tough Age: Time & Again (Waiting Here, 2023) Mint
13. Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights [original 7" version] (The Kick Inside, 2023) EMI
14. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Main Theme [piano version] (Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights OST, 1992) Eastworld
15. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Cue (BGM, 1981) Alfa
16. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Pure Jam (Technodelic, 1981) Alfa
17. Señor Coconut & His Orchestra: Firecracker (Yellow Fever!, 2005) Essay
18. Japan: Taking Islands in Africa (Gentlemen Take Polaroids [remastered], 2003) Virgin
19. David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bamboo Houses [remix] (A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012, 2012) Virgin
20. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Forbidden Colours [Florentino remix] (201?) self-released
21. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Adelic Penguins (Esperanto, 1985) School
22. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Rain [I Want a Divorce] (The Last Emperor OST, 1987) Virgin
23. Kolumbo: Thousand Knives (The Lagniappe Sessions, 2022) Aquarium Drunkard
24. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Birth (L.O.L: Lack of Love OST, 2000) WEA Japan
25. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Confusion (Ikari/Rage OST, 2016) Sony
26. Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto: 0424 (Flumina, 2011) Commmons
27. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Training (Promixa OST, 2019) Milan
28. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Dance [ambient version] (The Staggering Girl OST, 2020) Milan/Sony Classical
29. Alva Noto: The Sheltering Sky (A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back, 2022) Milan
30. 404.zero: Main Theme from The Revenant (A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back, 2022) Milan
31. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Atmosphere Transformer Plant (Exception OST, 2022) Commmons
32. Ryuichi Sakamoto: 20211201 (12, 2023) Commmons
33. Ahmad Jamal: Theme from Valley of the Dolls (At the Top: Poinciana Revisited, 1969) ABC/Impulse!


Track Listing:

Waiting for the Light to Quit
All Hands Make Light · Darling the Dawn
Right Right Right
Nils Frahm · Music for Animals
Nothing Left to Lose
Everything But the Girl · Fuse
Don't Leave Me Now
Jessy Lanza · Don't Leave Me Now single
Tim Hecker · No Highs
Distortion of Reality
Ormiston · Distortion of Reality single
I'll Remember for Me, I'll Remember for You
Yaeji · With a Hammer
Main Title
Mark Korven · The Peripheral: Music from the Original Series on Prime Video
Lustrous Swarm
You Can Can · You Can Can
In as Far
Bodywash · I Held the Shape While I Could
Beneath the Trees
Anthéne · Held
Time & Again
Tough Age · Waiting Here
Wuthering Heights [original 7" version]
Kate Bush · The Kick Inside
Main Theme [piano version]
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights OST
Yellow Magic Orchestra · BGM
Pure Jam
Yellow Magic Orchestra · Technodelic
Tong Poo [w.Jorge Gonzalez & Ryuichi Sakamoto]
Señor Coconut & His Orchestra · Yellow Fever!
Taking Islands in Africa
Japan · Gentlemen Take Polaroids [remastered
Bamboo Houses [remix]
David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto · A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012
Forbidden Colours [Florentino remix]
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Forbidden Colours [Florentino remix]
Adelic Penguins
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Esperanto
Rain [I Want a Divorce]
Ryuichi Sakamoto · The Last Emperor OST
Thousand Knives
Kolumbo · The Lagniappe Sessions
Ryuichi Sakamoto · L.O.L: Lack of Love OST
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Ikari/Rage OST
Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto · Flumina
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Promixa OST
Dance [ambient version]
Ryuichi Sakamoto · The Staggering Girl OST
The Sheltering Sky
Alva Noto · A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back
Main Theme from The Revenant
404.zero · A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto: To the Moon and Back
Atmosphere Transformer Plant
Ryuichi Sakamoto · Exception OST
Ryuichi Sakamoto · 12
Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Ahmad Jamal · At the Top: Poinciana Revisited