Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Thomas Dolby
School (Japan) 1985
sleeve : EX+
media : EX/EX+(slight noise in some parts)
Ryuichi Sakamoto teamed up with singer/songwriter Thomas Dolby to record this 12" single in 1985. The A-side, which was co-written with Thomas Dolby, features two versions of the electronic dancer with Dolby's new romantic vocals layered on top of the solid electro with a lot of digital synthesizers. The B-side is a solo piece by the professor Sakamoto. It's an experimental electronic piece that floats around for 15'30", with a few electronic phrases repeating randomly. It sounds great at 33 rpm, too. It's an extension of the masterpiece "Esperanto" released in the same year.
A1: Field Work