Back to Press

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Esperanto album set for first international release
Lazlo Rugoff, The Vinyl Factory
September 21, 2021

Created as the soundtrack to a performance by choreographer Molissa Fenley.

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 1985 album Esperanto is being released internationally for the first time, via Wewantsounds this November.

Read more: An introduction to Ryuichi Sakamoto in 10 records

Originally composed to soundtrack a performance by American choreographer Molissa Fenley, Esperanto spans minimalism, ambient, proto-techno, “tropical soundscapes”, and beyond.

It features guest contributions from Arto Lindsay on guitar, and Japanese composer Yas-Kaz on percussion.

Esperanto follows Wewantsounds’ reissue of Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda’s 1973 album Khalik Hena.

Pre-order Esperanto here in advance of its 19th November release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.


Side A

1. A Wongga Dance Song
2. The “Dreaming”
3. A Rain Song
4. Dolphins
5. A Human Tube

Side B

1. Adelic Penguins
2. A Carved Stone
3. Ulu Watu

Back to top

Residency with the Dance HUB
July 17-23, 2022
Click here for details

Agropoli Danza Festival
July 22, 2022, 9pm
Click here for details

Agropoli Danza Festival
July 23, 2022, 9pm
Click here for details

The Pattern of the Surface (Water Table, part 5)

Join Our Mailing List