Riuichi Sakamoto ‎– B-2 Unit
Riuichi Sakamoto ‎– B-2 Unit

Riuichi Sakamoto ‎– B-2 Unit

Regular price $39.00 Sale

Label: Alfa ‎– ALR-28003
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Experimental

YMO don Sakamoto's 1980 (!) debut on Alfa Records with B-2 Unit.  Given what else was happeing with synth-pop at this time, this one STILL sounds modern and must have been considered wildly experimental for the time; delivering a fully-dubbed out proto-electro with surgical precision and entwined with a sense of Japanese reductionism.  Sakamoto's obvious affection and inspiration from the robotic grooves of Kraftwerk shine through on dangerously infecious 'Riot In Lagos' whilst the dub licks 'E3A' nod to Dennis Bovell's involvement.  All in all this one this one's pretty essential for any techno / electronic music freaks purely for its once in a lifetime visionary brilliance.  (NM/NM - with OBI + printed inner)

A1 Differencia 2:04
A2 Thatness And Thereness 3:27
A3 Participation Mystique 6:41
A4 E-3A 4:45
B1 Iconic Storage 4:43
B2 Riot In Lagos 5:40
B3 Not The 6 O'Clock News 5:02
B4 The End Of Europe 4:57