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Much of the methods and techniques developed by both Tomita and Matsutake during the early s would later be employed by Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Sakamoto first worked with Hosono as a member of his live band inwhile Yukihiro Takahashi recruited Sakamoto to produce his debut solo recording in following the split of the Sadistic Mika Band. Hosono invited both to work on his exotica -flavoured album Paraisowhich included electronic songs produced using various electronic equipment.
The band was named "Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band" as a satire of Japan's obsession with black magic at the time,  and in late they began recording Paraisowhich was released in Hosono also contributed to one of Sakamoto's songs, "Thousand Knives", in the album. While Sakamoto was working on Thousand KnivesHosono began formulating the idea of an instrumental disco band which could have the potential to reach success in non-Japanese-language territories, and invited Tasuo Hayashi of Tin Pan Alley and Hiroshi Sato of Uncle Buck as participants, but they declined.
The band's self-titled album Yellow Magic Orchestra was successful and the studio project grew into a fully fledged touring band and career for its three members. The album featured the use of computer technology along with synthesizers which, according to Billboardallowed the group to create a new sound that was not possible until then. This led to the YMO being offered an international deal, at which point early the three members decided the group would be given priority over their solo careers.
The most popular international hit from the album was "Firecracker", which would be released as a single the following year and again as "Computer Game", which became a success in the United States and Europe.
Following an advertising deal with Fuji Cassettethe group sparked a boom in the popularity of electronic pop music, called " technopop " in Japan,   where they had an effect similar to that of the Beatles and Merseybeat in s Britain. On the other hand, the YMO trio contributed to her own albums and became part of her live band, during these same years. Making abundant use of new synthesizers, samplerssequencersdrum machinescomputers and digital recording technology as it became available, as well as utilizing cyberpunk -ish lyrics sung mostly in English, they extended their popularity and influence beyond Japan.
It featured English lyrics by Chris Mosdellwhose sci-fi themes often depicted a human condition alienated by dystopic futures, much like the emerging cyberpunk movement in fiction at that time. One of the album's major singles, and one of the band's biggest international hits, was " Behind the Mask ", which YMO had first produced in for a Seiko quartz wristwatch commercial,  and then for Solid State Survivor with lyrics penned by Chris Mosdell.
The song was later revised by Michael Jacksonwho added new lyrics and had intended to include it in his album Thriller. Their second album Solid State Survivor went on to sell over 2 million records worldwide, La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - UC YMO (CD). The song " Multiplies " was an early experiment in electronic ska. They also had similar success abroad, performing to sold-out crowds during tours in the United States and Europe.
At around the same time, the song "Riot in Lagos" by YMO member Sakamoto pioneered the beats and sounds of electro music. The band had paused their group activities by After the release of their musical motion picture Propagandathe three members had returned to their solo careers.
Takahashi, in particular, would play the band's material in his concerts. Meanwhile, Sakamoto would gain international success for his work as a solo artist, actor, and film composer winning GrammyOscar and Golden Globe awards. The early s saw Hosono and Takahashi reunited in a project called Sketch Show.
On a number of occasions Ryuichi Sakamoto has joined in on Sketch Show performances and recording sessions. He later proposed they rename the group Human Audio Sponge when he participates.
Barcelona performance at Sonar festival and Wild Sketch Show DVDs chronicle these reunions, and include a tongue-in-cheek Japanese text-only history of the group that spans to The band have reunited in for an advertising campaign for Kirin Lager which lampooned their longevity and charted No.
Recently performing live as Human Audio Sponge; Hosono, Sakamoto and Takahashi did a live performance together as Yellow Magic Orchestra for the Live EarthKyoto, event on July 7,which raised money and awareness of a "climate in crisis".
In Augustthe band played the World Happiness festival in Japan, featuring many Japanese artists. They opened with a cover of " La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - UC YMO (CD), Goodbye " and performed old YMO songs along with their newer songs.
They added classic songs from their back catalog into their set list. According to Sakamoto, they were "tired" of Japanese musicians imitating Western and American music at the time and so they wanted to "make something very original from Japan. He described Kraftwerk's music as "theoretical, very focused, simple and minimal and strong".
The band also drew from a wider range of influences than had been employed by Kraftwerk. Their approach to sampling music was a precursor to the contemporary approach of constructing music by cutting fragments of sounds and looping them using computer technology. The band often utilized a wide variety of state-of-the-art electronic music equipment immediately as they were made available.
They were also the very first band to utilize the Roland TR Rhythm Composerone of the first and most influential programmable drum machines, as soon as it was released in At the time, Billboard noted that the use of La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - UC YMO (CD) computer-based technology in conjunction with synthesizers allowed YMO to create new sounds that were not possible until then.
The band has been described as "the original cyberpunks "  and their early work has been described as " proto-techno " music. Inin the anime Sound! Euphoniumepisode 5, the song "Rydeen" is played by Kitauji highschool's orchestra. YMO were pioneers of synthpopa genre whose emergence at the start of the s some have argued was the most significant development in melodic pop music since the Sixties and the Beatles. YMO are considered pioneers in the field of popular electronic music, and continue to be remixed or sampled by modern artists,  including experimental artist Yamantaka Eyeelectronica group LFOjungle band 4heroelectrolatino artist Senor Coconutambient house pioneers The Orb and State electronic music groups Orbital  and The Human League hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa and mainstream pop musicians such as Michael JacksonQuincy JonesGreg Phillinganes Eric ClaptonMariah Careyand Jennifer Lopez.
YMO's success with music technology encouraged many others, with their influence strongly felt in the British electronic scene of the early s in particular. The band was popular with the emerging hip hop community, which appreciated the group's new electronic sounds, and in the Bronx where " Firecracker " was a success and sampled in the famous Death Mix by Afrika Bambaataa.
YMO's use of video game sounds and bleeps also had a particularly big influence on s hip hop  and pop music. The band has also been very influential in its homeland Japan, where they had become the most popular group during the late s and s. YMO also influenced many video game composers and significantly affected the sounds used in much of the chiptune and video game music produced during the 8-bit and bit eras.
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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Michael Jackson version of the song ' Behind The Mask ' got its official release on 10 Decemberas the ninth track on the posthumous album, Michael. It was described by TIME magazine  as "Michael's finest moment" and by NME  as "something remarkable… an absolute revelation… actually brilliant. The song was released as a single on 21 Februarywith the music video released on 14 June.
To complete the cycle of rites, two additional performances are scheduled for Mosdell words were used in alternative forms when he wrote the lyrics to Shake the Whole World to Its Foundationsa work that has evolved from a mixed Japanese-Western orchestral setting to an electronic techno version. It was eventually published in its entirety in book form in Shichoshatogether with the work of the experimental calligraphy artist Joichi Yoshikawa.
Its first version, however, was written to reflect the rhythmical influence of the African continent and recorded by the West African kora player Toumani Diabate in for the album "Shake the Whole World to Its Foundations".
Continuing this method of lyrical composition, Mosdell started the solo project, Squawk: The Song of the Violinnetthough following the financial decline of the Smokey Studios in Ginzanone of the recorded songs was ever distributed. However the effort did result in Mosdell's collaboration with the American artists Jore Park and Wylci Fables, who produced enormous "birdhead boys" depicting the characters.
Using a painting technique similar to batik but on waxed Japanese washi paper, vast stained-glass-like art pieces were created—a method that would be used in Mosdell's next project. Mosdell wrote a "distractive" poem for each "oracle" in English, while Tanikawa wrote the reverse side in Japanese. Jore Park and Wylci Fables created accompanying 77 washi -painted panels.
The efforts were combined into a CD box set of text, audio and visual imagery intended to be used in conjunction. Users were instructed to randomly select a numbered card to read and view, and to simultaneously play the CD track of the same number.
The museum was designed like a Shinto shrine, with attendants dressed in traditional regalia, and visitors selected their own personal oracle from among 77 different entrance tickets. In Mosdell's LAA. The Dangerous Opera Begins was published Soseisha —a narrative poem in seven acts with a theatrical structure. Influenced by the Japanese poet Yoshimasu Gozo and his technique of writing whilst walking, Mosdell envisaged a spectacular prima donnawearing huge eccentric headdresses, whose voice changed with each new outfit in which she appeared.
Gozo wrote that Mosdell's work was "The Ink of Tokyo——beautiful, beautiful, this spirit, this sea. He was also commissioned  to write the theme song for the Social Democratic Party of Japan for the political election, resulting in the single "One World", an ensemble piece featuring an assortment of vocalists and session musicians. In the early s Mosdell began anime soundtrack collaborations with the composer Yoko Kanno.
The full-color edition, originally published by Libroport inwas reissued in by Seigensha. In Mosdell was asked by producer Shozo Tsurumoto to convey through sound the prehistorical view set forth by Graham Hancock in his book Fingerprints of the Gods.
It was underscored by what Art Director Kevin Hamilton coined "audio poems," sonically recreating peak events within the timeline such as an Apache Indian reading a bible  and amounting to an unusual audio-only project for a lyricist.
It was shown in Tokyo and Osakaand again paired Mosdell with long-time musical collaborator Yu Imai. If Tokyo had been the defining influence on the lyricist's frenetic writing style, his next venture might prove to be its antithesis. Mosdell performed and under the spell of the lush and colourful environment wrote a new series of poems based on the names of Krishna and the tripartite mystical utterance of La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - UC YMO (CD) Upanisads.
Titled Thirty-Three Billion Songs on the Road of Reincarnations: The Santiniketan Sutra after the number of gods in the Hindu pantheonthe work is in La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra - UC YMO (CD) contrast to his Tokyo output, subdued and calm.
By the next year Mosdell relocated his secondary home from Paris to Boulder, Coloradoand began a series of spoken word performances that resulted in his being awarded the Grand Prize for Poetry at the Colorado Festival of Literature,  and a distribution deal to compile his lyrical works into a new publication, Splatterhead Emerson's Eye, The trio later released a techno version of "Shake The World" as a single for the politically inspired electronic music compilation Polyphonic Voices of Digital Dissent.
Returning to Tokyo, Mosdell was one of a hundred local artists invited to contribute artefacts to the Millennium Time Capsule, an event held at the Laforet MuseumHarajuku. Mosdell chose his notebooks, with page after page of densely written descriptions of his Eastern odyssey, and a selection of the pens that he had used for numerous lyrical projects including a pen embossed with an alien with which he wrote his Thrills in Voidville series with, and his "nude nib"", a pen carved in the figure of a woman that he used whilst composing The Erotic Odes.
Mosdell was commissioned to script the theatrical scenario for an updated Anglo-Japanese variation of the ancient Japanese epic, Amaterasu. Written in blank verse with a British cast of Shakespearean actors, it employed techniques from the traditional stage of kabuki to innovative choreography, and melded into the stage setting other aspects of contemporary media.
Byto coincide with the publication of City of Songhis epic depiction of characters from the twenty-three kuor wards, of Tokyo, Mosdell had updated his spoken word performances to include a full mixed-culture ensemble, The Incendiary Orchestra. Comerford said of the production, "He's worked with the who's who of all these major names in Japanese pop culture, from the music scene to calligraphy artists to fashion designers to stage directors to the largest broadcasting company Mosdell has described the books as his "alter ego, to balance out his heavy, abstract, psychedelic and often obscure poetry.
The premium edition came with a long-sleeved white shirt emblazed with the yMo logo as well as a yMo bandana that the band wore on the world tour 'From Tokio to Tokyo', along with a special Liner Notes Booklet and an autographed print by drummer and sometimes singer, Yukihiro Takahashi.
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