Yellow Magic Orchestra – YMO


Released: 2015 By Four Life
Condition: Unreleased
Expected: May 8 2015

Available on backorder

SKU: 34700 Category: Tags: ,


  1. Computer game

Additional information

Weight 105 g



Jewel Case

1 review for Yellow Magic Orchestra – YMO

  1. var de Vries

    Although the first YMO album, it is immediately very good. Consisting of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, who were all experienced musicians already having various solo-projects to their names before getting together, YMO gets into the groove straight away.

    Humour is the word here, like Kraftwerk, though YMO are less minimalist. A lot of the music almost parodies other music (Simoon, for instance, sounds like something a Japanese jazz combo might have played on a rainy sunday afternoon in a Tokyo bar in the 20s). At first hearing it can sound slightly kitschy (it was probably meant to be) but repeated hearings reveal quite complicated arrangements. Anyway, the fun they must have had making it clearly shines through and, I find, is irresistable. The vocoder-sounds may sound outdated (depends on when you buy it of course) but the overall sound is still fresh and original after all these years. The ultimate proof that humour is important in music!

    1999 Ivar de Vries

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *