Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* ‎– Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music

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Bamboo Houses 5:26
Bamboo Music 5:38

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VS 510-12 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(12", Single) Virgin VS 510-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS 510-12 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses - Bamboo Music(12", Single) Virgin, RTC VS 510-12 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
VIPX-1660 Sylvian • Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses • Bamboo Music(7", Single) Virgin VIPX-1660 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
VS 510-12 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(12", Single) Virgin VS 510-12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS 510 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7") Virgin VS 510 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
VIN 45055 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7", Single) Virgin VIN 45055 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
B-104.681, B-104681 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin B-104.681, B-104681 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
VS510, VS 510 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin VS510, VS 510 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VS510, VS 510 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7", Single, Gat) Virgin, Virgin VS510, VS 510 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VIPX-1660 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music(7", Single, Promo) Virgin VIPX-1660 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
601057 Sylvian ∙ Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses - Bamboo Music(12", Maxi) Virgin 601057 France 1983 Sell This Version
470 901-8 David Sylvian / Ryuichi Sakamoto* Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music(7", Single, Ltd, RE) Virgin EMI Records 470 901-8 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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foalborn

foalborn

October 16, 2017
referencing Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music, 12", Single, VS 510-12
There is something very bleak, futile about 'Bamboo Houses'. It is unnerving, the song seems to have no sense of hope.
hbotis

hbotis

April 25, 2015
referencing Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music, 7", Single, Ltd, RE, 470 901-8
Should be on pearlised, translucent or marbled white vinyl than black....
enabler

enabler

April 24, 2015
referencing Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music, 7", Single, Ltd, RE, 470 901-8
Totally unnecessary. Copies of the original are easy to come by in good shape
bimster14

bimster14

April 18, 2015
referencing Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music, 7", Single, Ltd, RE, 470 901-8
Remix from the Everything and Nothing compilation. 7" edit from 80's. You're paying for a pretty sleeve.
Crijevo

Crijevo

November 11, 2012
referencing Bamboo Houses ∙ Bamboo Music, 12", Single, VS 510-12
While its a mere two-song release, it's one in a row of many masterpieces the pair have delivered, either together or solo. The ghost of Japan is still very evident here - the group were still an ongoing concern, prior to their acrimonious split at the time, with individual members already taking part elsewhere, either in their solo projects or through collaboration with others, Sylvian being the most exposed of the lot. His approach (along with Sakamoto here, and once again brought in producer Steve Nye) is quite dangerously close to "Tin Drum". "Dangerously" can be considered either positively or negatively... depending on your personal view of the single. In all, it simply carries over from where "Tin Drum" left off - but what makes it a delightful oddity in its own right, is the way Sylvian and Sakamoto play with samplers and electronics, giving these more breathing space, complemented with Steve Jansen's discreet drumming style. Two complementary "twin-by-title" pieces can be considered leftover tracks, but crystal clear production marks this is another progress from the established formula. One presented as the opening number, the other as its closing accompaniment. Equally conceptual, this 12" continues daring the experimental/avantgarde area, bordering the Far East aesthetics, while the bizarre idea of a pop-song remains present in the shadows. This is the start of a beautiful solo career, by (once-presented as) the most beautiful man in rock