Yellow Magic Orchestra
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1978
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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

Yellow Magic Orchestra (abbreviated as YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals). For their early studio albums and live performances, the band was often accompanied by music programmer Hideki Matsutake.

Each of its members were seasoned veterans of the music industry before Hosono formed the band as a one-off exploration of computerized exotica, initially paying tribute to performers such as Les Baxter and Martin Denny while also parodying Western conceptions of the orient. Over the course of YMO's career, the group continued to embrace new technologies, fusing them with classic pop forms, and indulging in sociopolitical, technological, or musical subversion.

They are often considered influential innovators in the field of popular electronic music. They contributed to the development of synthpop.[citation needed]

YMO were pioneers in their use of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, computers, and digital recording technology in popular music, during a time when these technologies were seen as novelties. The band is considered "ahead of their time," for anticipating the global trend towards drum machines and sampling, for having anticipated the "electropop boom" of the 1980s, their "pro-technological viewpoint," their use of video game sounds and bleeps, and for experimenting heavily with computers and electronic instruments.

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Simoon
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Simoon
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Computer Game (Theme From 'The Invaders')
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Computer Game (Theme From 'The Invaders')
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Be A Superman
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Be A Superman
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Cosmic Surfin - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Cosmic Surfin - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Computer Game - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Computer Game - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Canton Boy - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Canton Boy - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Nice Age - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Nice Age - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Behind The Mask - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Behind The Mask - Hammersmith Odeon 1980
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Insomnia
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Insomnia
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Stairs
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Stairs
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Mars (Live)
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Mars (Live)
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Firecracker
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Firecracker
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Technopolis
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Technopolis
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Computer Game / Firecracker
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Computer Game / Firecracker
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Computer Games
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Computer Games
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Tighten Up
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Tighten Up
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Rydeen (Super Locomotive)
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Rydeen (Super Locomotive)
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