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  • Asynchrone Covers Ryuichi Sakamoto's “Plastic Bamboo”

  • Paris-based Asynchrone is a collective born in 2021, which assembles musicians from free jazz and electro scenes, to honour the music of Japanese legend, Ryuichi Sakamoto, who passed away on March 28, 2023.


    The group consists of of Aloe Blacc's Clément Petit (cello), producer and musician Frédéric Soulard, Hughes Mayot (clarinet, sax), Delphine Joussein (flute), Manuel Peskine (piano) and A.L.B.E.R.T.'s Vincent Taeger (drums).
    Asynchrone released a cover of Ryuichi Sakamoto's “Plastic Bamboo” on June 27, 2023.
    The song will appear on their upcoming debut album of the same name, which is expected to be released on September 29, 2023.
    The original version of the song was released by Ryuichi Sakamoto from his debut solo album “Thousand Knives” in 1978.
    Frédéric Soulard said of the song, “The original version sounds like slow Funk mixed with influences from Kraftwerk, with a very melodic theme that reminds you of François de Roubaix's music. This new refined and dynamic version gives more space to the drums, cello and rhythm boxes that give a sense of urgency to it, while the flute and the piano are playing the theme, giving it an exotica touch.”
    More than a tribute to a frozen work, it is a tribute to creative freedom.
  • Photo by Clémentine Poquet
  • source : Apple Music
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