Left-Handed Dream album cover
Left-Handed Dream

Ryuichi Sakamoto


One of the great one-off collaborations of the eighties, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s third studio album found him in dialogue with two unlikely western collaborators: “Pop Muzik” maestro Robin Scott and alternative guitar shredder Adrian Belew (also credited as “angry animals”). With Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono also in the mix, Left-Handed Dream furthers the electro-rhythm experimentations of B-2 Unit and presents a more spare version of YMO pop, while also adding the elegant ‘80s sound emanating from the UK. It’s a cocktail that shouldn’t work, but it does to an intoxicating effect.

Andy Beta

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