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Yellow Magic Orchestra


Progressive Electronic

3.77 | 30 ratings

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4 stars "Technodelic" is maybe the last good album by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA. It features mostly very original and unique compositions, but also some strange and rather lazy moments. Away from the band's first acts in the vein of a joyful KRAFTWERK, the music is much more cold wave oriented, with a Japanese feel and experimental soundscapes...

The record opens with the enchanting "Pure Jam", an enjoyable kind of ambient-electronic- oriental song. "Neue Tanz" and Stairs begin well, but both become a bit repetitive. It goes better with the curious percussions of "Seoul Music", the trippy piano of "Light in Darkness" and the catchy vocals of "Taiso". The next track, "Gradated Gray", is very strange and difficult to enter into. Then comes the highlight song of the disc, "Key", a catchy and icy tune. Very unique and efficient, this shirt tune is deep and mystical! The album concludes with the atmospherical instrumental "Prologue" and "Epilogue", very relaxing and floating.

With this release, the Japanese band offers unbelievable magic soundscapes. Even more surprising when knowing the 70's songs from the same band. "Technodelic" is definitely apart from other electronic and synth pop acts. A true trip into an unknown temple, full of mysteries and strange corridors. Recommended for ambient/electro music lovers!

Modrigue | 4/5 |


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