As a child I listened to Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Firecracker. It was my first real introduction of computer generated music – raw, harsh, monotonous, yet alive, and full of joy.
Ever since I’ve followed the career of Ryuichi Sakamoto in his various incarnations. I even remixed of one of his tracks, a long long time ago.
While I don’t do classical music, I’m more of a jazz man, Ryuichi’s work has always touched something in me.
Blu has moments of Miles Davis’ “Solea”, the big sweeping strings of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, even an air of Spaghetti Western.