See the New York Times Article here. Photo: Nathan Bajar for The New York Times
Oh yes!!!! Thank you for this article (and thank you Mr. Sakamoto for your music). Music is never background for me--I am very attentive to it and sensitive to it (although I have very catholic taste--what kind of music do I like? Good music. . . ). If it is playing--whether an elevator a restaurant or now, inescapably and unfortunately in United's new Polaris lounges, I pay attention to it (which I think is what the artist and or composer would wish). Often it is actually a physical experience and if it is bad, it is terribly distracting (if not painful), especially in a restaurant and I just have to leave. Kajitsu is such a extraordinary restaurant, with such exquisite attention paid to the food, it is surprising that the music seemed an afterthought. Thank you for rectifying such a significant oversight Mr. Sakamoto, and contributing the enjoyment of a meal there . . .