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Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is an influential Japanese electropop band, formed in 1978. They are renowned as a major influence in popular music, and for pioneering the music genre. 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… read more

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  • @jonodude An English translation of the conversation in U.T. can actually be found here: http://kayokyokuplus.blogspot.com/2012/08/yellow-magic-orchestra-ut.html?m=1
  • Hey, I'm trying to make music on my own, I recently released my first album, do you have some time to give it a try? It's only 30 minutes, c'mon. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/Di37-s8M0X4. I'm sure you're going to like it. All my info are in the video description.
  • Bravo! Awesome muzik..cheers and konichawa :)
  • come to brazil <333 #FREEGUCCIO
  • Hosono-san is KING
  • I've read that the lyrics to BGM were printed in one of their books, "Techno Bible" maybe? I can't remember. Anyway I wonder whether any listeners know where these lyrics might be found online? Definitely interested in seeing whether some of the more indecipherable bits, like the conversation in "U-T" or the end of "Camouflage" are included.
  • KEY!
  • I can't believe I just found this....
  • " Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, who sampled their music, was only half-joking when he said that Yellow Magic Orchestra invented hip-hop." 8)
  • should've started listening to them earlier

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