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Ōtomo Yoshihide (大友良英), born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan, is an musician, a turntablist and guitarist. He played in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering and musicians like the guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons). He was the leader of the group Ground-Zero in the 90's.

Ōtomo studied at the Meiji University from 1979 where he took… read more

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  • Avatar for TomCruiseJr
    SO underrated :(
  • Avatar for filzbaum
    Everbody should check out "Otomo Yoshihide's Invisible Songs - Sora". Amazing album!
  • Avatar for zrmkr
    anode is even better
  • Avatar for Panzerfaust
    me likey.
  • Avatar for Horse_Deceased
    I love how in the "Amplified Gesture" documentary Otomo shyly confesses that he started playing the guitar just because he wanted to get a girlfriend. Later he even calls the guitar something like a girlfriend (it seems his original motivation did no reach its goal, haha )! What a genius.
  • Avatar for zrmkr
    vinyl tranquilizer is gooood
  • Avatar for ijilk1
    <3
  • Avatar for _duif
    I wish somebody gave a fuck about distributing his countless soundtrack albums outside Japan.
  • Avatar for Zeloftt
    You are a genius
  • Avatar for adamcooleyisdea
    I just wish he'd release more albums. He only released 300 last year, down from his usual 1,000. Come on, slow poke! Your fans are WAITING!

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