Great rec Sushi Roll. Listen to Haruomi Hosono's stuff also, he was in YMO with Sakamoto and just as top tier. Omni Sight Seeing and SFX are probably closest to thousand knives. You can ignore the third member's solo stuff, Takahashi, it's pretty generic.
Embedded is an awesome performance Sakamoto did with crazy visuals by Haruhiko Shono, the developer of the L-Zone and GADGET videogames (the latter of which was, in turn, scored by Koji Ueno who collabbed with Sakamoto on a handful ofmovies OSTs - as well as Jun Togawa in Guernica).
That whole extended circle had their hands in the coolest stuff happening in Japan in that period. Sakamoto makes for an easy comparison to Bowie.