Sunday, October 18, 2009


Today marks the first day in a world music series. My goal is to do a week of music from a different country once a month. So, without further delay, welcome to a musical exploration of Japan (日本 )! From the land of the rising sun I found a not-so-politically-correct titled band for the first day: Yellow Magic Orchestra. I think it's safe to say they have a sense of humor and their music is SUHWEET. It varies from ambient to a sensational krautrock-disco. The song (with video below{with technology ahead of its time, of course}) is called Technopolis. Like the German electronic pioneers of the 70's, these 3 dudes were also on the forefront of new and amazing music. The tech[pop]nicians are Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono and they got together in 1978.

Enjoy the video and also check out their fantastic live album from 2008 Gijonymo (although that features some new musicians). Sayonara for now.

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