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Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra (often known as YMO) is 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). Takahashi and Sakamoto had worked with Hosono on his album Paraiso, which was released as Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band. The group's music combines experimental electronics and pop sensibilities, and was inspired by such diverse influences as Kraftwerk, Japanese traditional music, video game music, and more. The group ceased regular activities in 1984, but has reconvened occasionally since that time. All three members have also had extensive solo careers.
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Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodon Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodon
(Eastworld TOCT-8010, 1993, CD)
Y.M.O. — Naughty Boys Y.M.O. — Naughty Boys
(Alfa YLR-28008, 1983, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Naughty Boys Instrumental Yellow Magic Orchestra — Naughty Boys Instrumental
(Alfa YLR-20002, 1983, LP)
YMO — Service YMO — Service
(Alfa YLR-28013, 1983, LP)
(Alfa ALR-28015, 1981, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodelic Yellow Magic Orchestra — Technodelic
(Alfa ALR-28030, 1981, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Public Pressure Yellow Magic Orchestra — Public Pressure
(Alfa ALR-6033, 1980, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiplies Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiplies
(Alfa YMO-1, 1980, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Solid State Survivor Yellow Magic Orchestra — Solid State Survivor
(Alfa ALR-6022, 1979, LP)
Yellow Magic Orchestra — Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra — Yellow Magic Orchestra
(Alfa ALR-6012, 1978, LP)

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