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Anger & Grief Remixes
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Anger & Grief Remixes
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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Anger/Grief is the remix companion to Sakamoto's Discord, a modern classical endeavor with multi-media features for CD-ROM. These remixed interpretations are often more compelling than Sakamoto's original, which is stiff a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Title: Anger & Grief Remixes
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: 2/17/1998
Album Type: Single
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Electronica, Experimental Music, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 625978306727

Synopsis

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Anger/Grief is the remix companion to Sakamoto's Discord, a modern classical endeavor with multi-media features for CD-ROM. These remixed interpretations are often more compelling than Sakamoto's original, which is stiff and overbearing in parts. In the hands of various producer/DJs, Anger/Grief displays deep emotionality and vibrant rhythmic life. Courtesy of artists like Rare Force, Talvin Singh, and Chocolate Weasel, Sakamoto's ambitious second movement, "Anger," is reconstructed into a trip-hop template. While Sakamoto's use of strings isn't completely obscured here, it is balanced by beat-driven, electronic production techniques. Chocolate Weasel's "Anger" remix contains both orchestral grandeur and rambunctious percussion discussions. In spite of Fernando Aponte's short, sobering edit, these "Anger" experiments and Amon Tobin's work on "Grief" provide engaging alternatives to Ryuichi Sakamoto's high-brow indulgence. --Mitch Myers
 

CD Reviews

Remixed and Redone, Sakamoto survives
andyx | Seattle, WA United States | 02/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is a testimony to Ryuichi Sakamoto's broad appeal that his classical music gets reworked by house music DJs. For those, like me, who can appreciate a brainy piece of classical music as well as a good pounding beat of hip hop-influenced dance music, this is the best of both worlds. It probably helps for one to know the source disk, a beautiful work of four very-different pieces of music. But these remixes are enough of a departure from the antecedent material, rich enough for repeated listenings."