Friday, April 25, 2008


Yellow Magic Orchestra was a Japanese electro band that got together in 1978. They are acknowledged as being forerunners in the synthpop, technopop and electropop genres. This track is from 1979 and it was way ahead of it's time. If you lust after giant Moog modular synths, check out this video.

mp3: Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technopolis

Posted by Joel Brüt | 2 comments


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  • April 25, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

    I'm not trying to get all up on your shit, (is it tacky to leave two comments in a row?), but I think the music video to this song (not the live version you posted mind you) is the greatest music video of all YMO song best YMO video...why computer games is the 12" to have and not this is beyond me.

    It's always a pleasure when someone manages to pull off playing a YMO track at a dance night. The only person I have ever heard do it was Theo Parrish (with Rydeen of all songs.)...but fuck was that fun, like dancing inside a pacman machine.

    If you like Ryuchi Sakamoto and crew you might like my friend Nicky B.'s blog Showa OK! which though not operational anymore has a great series of articles entitled "Before they were YMO."

    Might be of interest to you and/or any other YMO fans reading this blog or made into fans by this song.

  • April 26, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

    Awesome, I will check that out.