Fennesz + Sakamoto

Fennesz + Sakamoto

ambient, piano, experimental, electronic, contemporary classical

The collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz. Like Harold Budd and Brian Eno's Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror and The Pearl, consists of one person playing delicate pieces on an acoustic piano while another fills the ample spaces with electronic treatments.

Flumina [2011]
  • 1. 0318 (4:27)
  • 2. 0319 (5:40)
  • 3. 0320 (4:43)
  • 4. 0322 (5:35)
  • 5. 0324 (6:49)
  • 6. 0325 (4:20)
  • 7. 0327 (5:30)
  • 8. 0328 (5:30)
  • 9. 0330 (4:44)
  • 10. 0401 (4:55)
  • 11. 0402 (6:15)
  • 12. 0404 (4:34)
  • 13. 0405 (4:51)
  • 14. 0407 (4:38)
  • 15. 0409 (4:53)
  • 16. 0411 (5:23)
  • 17. 0415 (5:14)
  • 18. 0417 (3:44)
  • 19. 0419 (5:00)
  • 20. 0423 (5:17)
  • 21. 0424 (4:28)
  • 22. 0425 (6:56)
  • 23. 0428 (4:55)
  • 24. 0429 (5:58)

The 24 pieces of "Flumina" are based on piano compositions/improvisations which Ryuichi Sakamoto had recorded whilst touring in Japan. On that tour Ryuichi played a piano piece in a different key at the beginning of every show, always having a Fennesz + Sakamoto project in mind. After 24 shows he had 24 tracks in 24 different keys, covering all 24 tonal steps of the western tonal system. Sakamoto sent the tracks over to Christian Fennesz and he worked on them using electronics, guitars and synths. Read more on Last.fm.