Willits + Sakamoto – ‘Ancient Futures’ (album stream)

Beautiful album of minimal piano tunes from Yello Magic Orchestra frontman and leading electro-acoustic light.

31.07.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

Here is ‘Ancient Future’, the album from Willits + Sakamoto. The younger American electro-acoustic musician Christopher Willits and the elder Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto follow 2008’s collaboration with this lovely album of piano and hush. Sakamoto has influenced a generation of musicians now exploring that lovely space between classical composition and electronic music, from Oneohtrix Point Never to John Roberts to our very own CFCF, and this album is a pretty, fine exploration of time, contradiction and drift perfect for late-night reading or checking your afternoon’s emails.