Yellow Magic Orchestra

Interviews

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.
Sam Goldner
6.12.19
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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
Rob Arcand
10.10.18
Interview

40 Years On, Ryuichi Sakamoto is Still Searching for Parts Unknown

In conversation with one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Josh Baines
2.18.18
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The Guide to Getting Into Yellow Magic Orchestra

Sampled by J Dilla, covered by Michael Jackson, and a key influence on Detroit techno, the genre-defying Tokyo trio shaped the formative years of electronic music.
Rob Arcand
12.19.17
Features

Ryuichi Sakamoto Survived Cancer and an Earthquake to Make His Most Personal Album to Date

An exclusive interview with the veteran Japanese composer about his latest album 'async.'
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.28.17
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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.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.24.17
Features

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.
Bruce Tantum
12.12.16
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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.
Michael Scott Barron
5.21.16
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Isao Tomita, an Early Major Japanese Electronic Composer, Is Dead

Tomita was a major influence on Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Michael Scott Barron
5.8.16
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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.
Alexander Iadarola
1.4.16
Music

Original Creator: Music Pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto

<p>We take a look at some iconic artists from numerous disciplines who have left an enduring and indelible mark on today’s Creators.</p>
Abdullah Saeed
10.8.12