Yellow Magic Orchestra

Formed 1978
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Yellow Magic Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) are a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals). The group is considered influential and innovative in the field of popular electronic music. They were pioneers in their use of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, computers, and digital recording technology in popular music, and effectively anticipated the "electropop boom" of the 1980s. They are credited with playing a key role in the development of several electronic genres, including synthpop, J-pop, electro, and techno, while exploring subversive sociopolitical themes throughout their career.

YMO was initially conceived by Hosono as a one-off exploration of computerized exotica and parody of Western conceptions of the orient. The three members were veterans of the music industry before coming together as YMO, and were inspired by eclectic sources, including the electronic music of Isao Tomita and Kraftwerk, Japanese traditional music, arcade games, funk music, and the disco productions of Giorgio Moroder. They released the surprise global hit "Computer Game" in 1978, reaching the UK Top 20 and selling 400,000 copies in the US. For their early recordings and performances, the band was often accompanied by programmer Hideki Matsutake. The group would release several albums before pausing their activity in 1984. They have briefly reunited several times in subsequent decades.

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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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Firecracker
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Firecracker
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Ballet
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Ballet
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Rydeen
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Rydeen
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Behind The Mask
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Behind The Mask
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Cosmic Surfin'
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Cosmic Surfin'
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Computer Game (Theme From The Circus)
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Computer Game (Theme From The Circus)
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Day Tripper
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Day Tripper
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Loom
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Loom
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Computer Game
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Computer Game
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Computer Game (Theme From 'The Invaders')
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Computer Game (Theme From 'The Invaders')
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Solid State Survivor
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Solid State Survivor
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Gradated Gray
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Gradated Gray
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1000 Knives
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1000 Knives
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Simoon
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Simoon
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Be A Superman
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Be A Superman
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