Yellow Magic Orchestra


Haruomi Hosono Has Made So Many Great Records He Can't Remember Them All

Upon his long-awaited return to the United States for sold-out shows on both coasts, the 71-year-old Japanese legend reflects on a lifetime of playful experiments.


The Guide to Getting into Haruomi Hosono, Japan's Vibrant Pop Shape-Shifter

In his groundbreaking bands and in his solo work, the Japanese experimenter changed the shape of pop music, avant-garde electronics, and more. Here's where to start with his vast catalog


Ryuichi Sakamoto Survived Cancer and an Earthquake to Make the Most Personal Album of His Career

An exclusive interview with the veteran Japanese composer about his latest album 'async.'


Stream Japanese Electronic Pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto's First Album in Eight Years

Hear 'The Revenant' composer's full-length LP 'async' before it comes out April 28 on Milan Records.


The 10 Most Slept-On 808 Drum Machine Songs of All Time

Following their new documentary, Arthur Baker and Alex Noyer highlight forgotten Roland TR-808-laced tunes that deserve to be remembered.


Listen to Todd Terje and the Olsens' Cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra's "Firecracker"

The track is part of the Terje's upcoming EP of disco covers.


Isao Tomita, an Early Major Japanese Electronic Composer, Is Dead

Tomita was a major influence on Yellow Magic Orchestra.


You Can Now Stream Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto's 'The Revenant' Soundtrack

They've created soul-touching sounds as sublime as they are harrowing.