Like many queer guys, my burgeoning sexuality conflicted with those of my peers. The intertwining of sexuality and the body began at this point. I saw others going to the gym and working on their bodies with the clear and expressed goal of being more appealing to girls. At the…

With a career that has now been spanning forty years, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s musical ventures have been incredibly diverse and innovative. After completing his training in classical music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (ending with a Masters), he would go on to form the electronic pioneers…

“Let them be as dissatisfied as you have been…”

“next year, say no sometimes. don’t reply. ignore notifications. cancel plans, tell people you feel sooo bad — but don’t actually feel bad. burn on a pyre the constant fear of dissatisfying others. …

THE GOOD

Ryuichi Sakamoto — async

To be honest, I think I’ve included a Sakamoto album in almost everyone of my ‘Best of’ lists. I’m sure everyone knows I’m a huge fan of his work — from Yellow Magic Orchestra through to the plethora of genres he’s either pioneered or worked within…

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who could sleep through all that noisy chatter

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