• PRE-ORDER >> YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA -Self Title LP
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**place your order & payment before 30th April 2020**
**estimated arrival on May 2020**
**limited stock only**
Japan - Standard Edition
New Remaster by Bob Ludwig
Cutting Engineer by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Comes with a lyrics/credits insert and a liner notes insert
Single Jacket with Obi Strip
The first official studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. Pioneers of the synth-pop genre, YMO helped inspire the future of hip hop, techno and electro music. The album broke conventions from their sampling of video game sounds to the use of a music sequencer to create new electronic sounds.
The principal members are Haruomi Hosono (bass), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards).
The band was originally conceived as a one-off studio project by Hosono, the other two members being recruited session musicians - the idea was to produce an album fusing orientalist exotica (cf their cover version of Martin Denny's Firecracker) with modern electronics. However the first album (with its cutting-edge production) was very popular, and the studio project grew into a fully fledged touring band and career for its three members.
Making abundant use of new synthesizers, samplers, digital and computer recording technology as it became available, their popularity and influence extended beyond Japan. Generally the band are highly regarded as pioneers of electronic music, and continue to be remixed and sampled by modern artists.