Smithereens is the second episode of the fifth series of the anthology series Black Mirror. The score is composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto - composer, electro-pop pioneer, buddy to David Bowie, and synthesizer legend. His work since the late 1970s has taken him from the top of the charts. Sakamoto’s music has consistently exuded a profound empathy. Whether leading Yellow Magic Orchestra’s cheeky pop, collaborating with cranial ambient artists, or, more recently, confronting his own mortality, Sakamoto’s music expresses in a few elegant gestures the haunting richness of life. Sakamoto’s music plays a central role in the episode as it is at the core of the zen music playlist listened by the main protagonist.