Yellow Magic Orchestra |  Artist

Yellow Magic Orchestra | Artist

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Yellow Magic Orchestra was a Japanese electronic music band formed 1978 in Tokyo by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, electronic, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, electronics, vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, electronics, vocals). The group is considered influential and innovative in the field of popular electronic music and was the launching point for prominent solo artists Harry Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto. All the band members were pioneers in their use of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, drum machines, computers, and digital recording technology, and effectively anticipated the synth-pop boom of the 1980s.

Artist Website: ymo.org

Featured Albums: Yellow Magic Orchestra

Related Artists: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Akiko Yano, Sadistic Mika Band