- Artist: SAKAMOTO,RYUICHI & DEUPREE,TAYLOR
- Format: LP
- Release Date:11/27/2015
Having established a reputation for hosting ambitious and experimental music in the evocative surroundings of London's Church of St John-at-Hackney, St John Sessions now inaugurates it's ThirtyThree ThirtyThree label. The imprint, set up in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, exists to showcase live recordings taken from St John Sessions, both home and abroad, as the series expands. ThirtyThree ThirtyThree kicks off with arguably the most impactful St John performance to date: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taylor Deupree. The 2014 concert with sound-design-wizard Deupree and multi-disciplinary legend Sakamoto - whose career has run the gamut from Oscar-winning film scores through daring proto-electronic records - was notable not only for their kinetic understanding on stage, but also for the unforgettable soundscapes created by the church space. Continuing a creative partnership that has seen them release a string of works together since 2013, Live represents a rare opportunity to own the pair's work on vinyl. In August 2015, Sakamoto announced his return to making music after a hiatus spent recuperating from a 2014 throat cancer diagnosis, marking this release as the first to be fully coordinated and sanctioned following his return to health. Mixed and mastered by Taylor Deupree. Vinyl mastered and cut by Noel Summerville. Design and layout by Gareth Horn. Two 180-gram LPs (total runtime: 54 minutes) in bespoke clear foiled outer sleeve with 12 photographic print. Limited edition of 1000.