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Willits + Sakamoto - Ancient Future mp3 album

  • Performer: Willits
  • Title: Ancient Future
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MOD MMF AC3 TTA WMA DTS MP4
  • Released: 2012
  • Style: Experimental, Ambient
  • MP3 album: 1656 mb
  • FLAC album: 1797 mb
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Willits + Sakamoto - Ancient Future mp3 album

Stream Willits + Sakamoto - Ancient Future, a playlist by ghostly from desktop or your mobile device. Ghostly International. Album release date: 31 July 2012. 1. Willits + Sakamoto - Reticent Reminiscence. 2. Willits + Sakamoto - Abandoned Silence. 3. Willits + Sakamoto - I Don't Want to Understand. 4. Willits + Sakamoto - Levitation. Albums from this user.

On Ancient Future I hear the good ol’ Sakamoto-san behind the keyboard, sparsely filling the silence with his abstract melodies and chords. There’s a resonating presence in the mid-range, at times skydiving into deep and rumbling bass. The atmosphere is filled with ambiance of Christopher’s reverberated guitar. The music on the album is built around a series of piano pieces that Sakamoto sent to Willits after the release of the duo’s first record together, 2008′s Ocean Fire. As a whole, Ancient Future functions as a piece about the creation, acceptance and completion of one’s fate and all of life’s experiences, following a trajectory through inner conflict, resolution and, ultimately, acceptance. The six-song cycle moves through a narrative of sorts, each piece with a story to tell and an aspect of life to explore.

Ancient Future by Willits + Sakamoto, released 31 July 2012 1. Reticent Reminiscence 2. Abandoned Silence 3. I Don't Want to Understand 4. Levitation 5. Releasing 6. Completion Ancient Future is the second collaboration between composer and visionary pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto and electronic pioneer Christopher Willits

Ancient Future is an album where the parts don't all fit together naturally, but it's all the stronger for it. It works as a near-perfect reflection of the album's bigger themes, of our attempts to make sense of the world while trying to find the right path and so often stumbling in the process. The playing on "I Don't Want to Understand" is masterfully poised on top of a great glacial drone, but Sakamoto and Willits chip great chunks out of it through off-key piano parts and shifting, itchy welts of noise. Those parts of Ancient Future are where it feels like Sakamoto and Willits are toying with us, trying to manipulate our emotions by constantly leaving the listener dangling in the unexpected for a few tantalizing seconds. On the aptly titled "Completion" they achieve their most harmonious manifestation of that tendency, with the two players edging toward songcraft and away from the tone-float that makes up much of this album.

In the hope if infusing a little classical into the electronic scene I introduce a diverse and somewhat intriguing duo Willits + Sakamoto, aka Christopher Willits and Ryuichi Sakamoto. San Fransisco and Tokyo raised respectively, their contrast in backgrounds works wonders when brought together. Their sound is ambient, classical and extremely tranquil

Artist: Willits + Sakamoto Title: Ancient Future Year Of Release: 2012 Label: Ghostly International Genre: Electronic, Ambient Quality: FLAC (tracks. Tracklist: 1. Reticent Reminiscence 5:04 2. Abandoned Silence 4:31 3. I Don't Want To Understand 7:11 4. Levitation 4:26 5. Releasing 3:51 6. Completion 7:10.

Ancient Future is the second album by American band Warrior. It was released 13 years after their debut album Fighting for the Earth. Fight or Fall" - 04:16. Learn to Love" - 04:58. Tonight We Ride" - 05:18. White Mansions" - 04:42. Tear It Down" - 03:29. Ancient Future" - 03:44. Parramore McCarty - vocals. Joe Floyd - guitars, bass on tracks 4, 5, 6, 9. Mick Perez - guitars, keyboards.


A1 Reticent Reminiscence
A2 Abandoned Silence
A3 I Don't Want To Understand
B1 Levitation
B2 Releasing
B3 Completion

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ghostly International
  • Copyright (c) – Ghostly International
  • Published By – Overlap Music
  • Published By – Kab America Inc.
  • Mastered At – Salz Mastering
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 99982E


  • Design – Michael Cina
  • Guitar, Computer, Voice, Computer [Ableton Live, Max For Live], Mixed By, Photography By, Written-By – Christopher Willits
  • Mastered By – Emanuel Geller
  • Mixed By – Ryan Kleeman (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3)
  • Photography By – Andrew Binkley
  • Piano, Synthesizer, Written-By – Ryuichi Sakamoto


Recorded in NYC and San Francisco.
Mixed in San Francisco.

Includes a free MP3 download card

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 804297815916
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 99982E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 99982E2/A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GI-159, SMM-XVI Willits* + Sakamoto* Willits* + Sakamoto* - Ancient Future ‎(CD, Album) Ghostly International, Ghostly International GI-159, SMM-XVI US 2012
GICDJ-159, SMM-XVI Willits* + Sakamoto* Willits* + Sakamoto* - Ancient Future ‎(CD, Album) Ghostly International, Ghostly International GICDJ-159, SMM-XVI Japan 2012
Gl-159, Gl-159 LP, Gl-159 LP / SMM-XVI Willits* + Sakamoto* Willits* + Sakamoto* - Ancient Future ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Ghostly International, Ghostly International, Ghostly International Gl-159, Gl-159 LP, Gl-159 LP / SMM-XVI US 2012
GI-159 Willits* + Sakamoto* Willits* + Sakamoto* - Ancient Future ‎(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Ghostly International GI-159 US 2012

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