Tag Archive: Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra – After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – After Service (1984) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.42 GB (ISO) + 1.75 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10120~1 | Genre: Synth-pop

After Service is the second live album by Yellow Magic Orchestra, directly following their (at the time) final studio album, Service. The album features former ABC member David Palmer on additional drums. A film version was released alongside the album. After Service features “Kageki na Shukujo” (過激な淑女 “Radical Lady”), which was released in a studio version as a single, but does not feature on any of their albums (compilations excepted).Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Service (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Service (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Service (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.28 GB (ISO) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10119 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Service was the seventh and, at the time, final studio album by Yellow Magic Orchestra. The band dissolved the following year after a world tour, but would later reform in 1993 for a one-off reunion album, Technodon. Like ×∞Multiplies, it contains a mixture of YMO songs and comedy sketches performed by Super Eccentric Theater, or S.E.T. The first Dutch/German edition of the album omitted the sketches, effectively cutting the album’s length in half. In 1999, the album was remastered under Hosono’s supervision with new liner notes provided by lyricist Peter Barakan.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Naughty Boys (1983) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.36 GB (ISO) + 1.60 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct / GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10117~8 | Genre: Synth-pop

Posturing themselves as the synth-pop stars they already were (though only strictly speaking), Naughty Boys is more of a landmark for Japanese pop than electronic music. Beginning with the synth-pop hit “Kimi Ni Mune Kyun” (featuring vocals just as accomplished as its production), the album clearly sounds different; previous YMO material had never sounded explicitly like Asian pop music before. That said, it’s still a solid album of commercial synth-pop and showed the group was still cultivating their Western connections, with help from guitarist Bill Nelson.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodelic (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.75 GB (ISO) + 857 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10113 | Genre: Synth-pop

Widening their vision of synth-pop to include the darker strains of urban/R&B as well as a few vocals indebted to Roxy Music, 1981’s Technodelic proved a high-quality album that showed Yellow Magic Orchestra had the talent and inspiration to grow beyond Kraftwerk-derived electronic pop heavy on the novelty but a bit light on bending genres.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.90 GB (ISO) + 919 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10112 | Genre: Synth-Pop

BGM stands for “background music,” and one could be mistaken for thinking that this is an album of ambient-sounding tracks. Instead, it’s a continuation of YMO’s techno aesthetic, focusing more on Takahashi’s distorted vocals and similarly liquid synth sounds, which give much of the album a melancholic air. Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – X∞Multiplies (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.19 GB (ISO) + 591 NB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct | USA | Cat#: MHCL 10111 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Xoo Multiplies is a bizarre album filled with singalong pop songs, a few interludes including commercial jingles and ad-men pitches, and no less than two versions of the Drells’ chestnut “Tighten Up.” There are a few solid electronic tunes (“Nice Age,” “Citizens of Science”) amid the chaos, plus instrumental versions of “Chaos Panic” and “Lotus Love” added to the CD issue.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Public Pressure (1980) {2019, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.72 GB (ISO) + 927 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Direct | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10110 | Genre: Synth Pop

Public Pressure is Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first live album, released on February 21, 1980. It was their second number-one album in Japan, setting a record of 250,000 copies sold within two weeks of release.Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (1979) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.29 GB (ISO) + 660 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10109 | Genre: Electronic, Synth-Pop

The trio hit their stride with second album Solid State Survivor, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco-pop that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO’s template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper.”Read More

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, US Version, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.46 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10108 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

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Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978) {2018, Japanese, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 763 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GT Music | Japan | Cat#: MHCL 10107 | Genre: Synth-pop, Electronic

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band. Originally released by Alfa Records in Japan in 1978, the album was released by A&M Records in Europe and The United States and Canada in early 1979, with the US version featuring new cover art but without the closing track of “Acrobat”. Both versions would later be re-issued in 2003 as a double-disc format, with the American version as the first disc.Read More