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TECHNODELIC

Yellow Magic Orchestra

 

Progressive Electronic

3.77 | 30 ratings

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Trky_Lym
4 stars I'll just like to keep this short. Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a very difficult band to "get into", half novelty, half great electronic pioneers; this album without a doubt is great electronic music. I can only truly suggest 3 YMO albums (their self titled, BGM and this one), the others are just too silly with thick non-understandable Japanese-accent-singing- in-English, J-pop or annoying skits. There is no ounce of comparison to Kraftwerk here, which could be due to this being something very different than what YMO usually does. The vocals, which have always made me laugh on previous albums, are actually very good here, sounding, dare I say, quite progressive. There is a sense of warmth throughout the whole album, from the use of piano, to the melancholy soundscapes towards the end. I highly suggest this to anyone who wants to hear something different in this sub-genre other than the usual minimal electronic beats or 20+ minutes of atmospheric opuses. 4.3
Trky_Lym | 4/5 |

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