Albums See All. Technodon After Service Service Bob Ludwig Remastering Technodelic BGM Multiplies Live Albums. After Service live [ Bob Ludwig Remastering] The band had paused their group activities by After the release of their musical motion picture Propaganda , the 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 Grammy , Oscar 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 Earth , Kyoto, event on July 7, , which raised money and awareness of a "climate in crisis". In August , the band played the World Happiness festival in Japan, featuring many Japanese artists.
They opened with a cover of " Hello, 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 Composer , one 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 such 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.
In , in the anime Sound! Euphonium , episode 5, the song "Rydeen" is played by Kitauji highschool's orchestra. YMO were pioneers of synthpop , a 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 Eye , electronica group LFO , jungle band 4hero , electrolatino artist Senor Coconut , ambient 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 Jackson , Quincy Jones , Greg Phillinganes ,  Eric Clapton , Mariah Carey , and 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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