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**estimated arrival on May 2020**
**limited stock only**
Deluxe 10" Gatefold Jacket
Remastered by Bob Ludwig
Vinyl cutting by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Plating at RTI
Pressed at Toyokasei, Japan
Limited edition import Japanese press
Originally released in 1980, X∞Multiplies is Yellow Magic Orchestra’s fourth release, a 10" mini album containing collaborations with the comedy troupe The Snakeman Show. Includes the classics “The End of Asia” and “Nice Age” as well as their version of Archie Bell & The Drells “Tighten Up,” which earned them a spot on the Billboard R&B singles chart along with an appearnce on the legendary TV show “Soul Train.”
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.