Ryuichi Sakamoto
Check out his absorbing, ultra-chilled new playlist...

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has decided to make a stand against terrible restaurant music.

New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reports that the musician has sculpted his own playlist for one of his favourite New York restaurants, after being driven to distraction by its BGM.

Kajitsu in Manhattan may serve fine food, claimed the composer, but the dining soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired.

Crafting his own playlist, Sakamoto pieced together everything from Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Nicolas Jaar to Colin Stetson, it's an absorbing, atmospheric selection.

The New York Times note that the composer will be kept on as 'chief playlister' at the restaurant, which is good news for diners.

We've had a listen to the playlist, and it sounds ideal for dining - it's also pretty good for working, which is what we've been using it for.

Tune in now.

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