Whoa, my heart just burst with happiness at the thought of Hosono and Laraaji on the same disc. Gotta track that down, thanks!
― a passing spacecadet, Monday, 15 June 2009 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
man "technobose" is such a beautiful song. what the hell happened to these guys?
will definitely track down that hosono record, the man is basically a god to me
― michael jatas (r1o natsume), Monday, 15 June 2009 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
nice, may i call this electretro?
― meisenfek, Monday, 15 June 2009 22:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
found some more beautiful japenese cosmic music fro inoyama land:
― damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Monday, 3 August 2009 15:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
― geheimnis (r1o natsume), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 12:40 (3 years ago) Permalink
The first two tracks at the top are excellent. Nice find!
― your original display name is still visible. (Display Name), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 14:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
Finally found the Interior album. It is every bit as good as I had hoped.
― Janet Privacy Control (corey), Saturday, 7 August 2010 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
Have listened to both the Interior and Testpattern records. Both of them are obviously indebted to YMO but they are very different. Interior sounds more like a "band" with some great ambient guitar work like Bill Nelson's stuff around the same time and great subtle drumming. Pretty much all the tracks have a sort of stillness that I associate with Talk Talk's "Colour of Spring". Really beautiful stuff.
Testpattern is a bit more exclusively electronic with a couple jumpy and silly pop songs similar to YMO on X∞ Multiplies and some lovely monochromatic synth work. The track "Catchball" from the latter half of the album is particularly great. I was also surprised to hear what sounds like Oberheim drum machines (it's that low-bitrate clap sample) rather than the TR-808 I've come to expect with YMO-related stuff.
― Janet Privacy Control (corey), Sunday, 8 August 2010 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
super secret non-illegal link
― Janet Privacy Control (corey), Sunday, 8 August 2010 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
the group i really want to hear from yen records is inoyama land. from the little i've found it sounds like they heard music for airports and decided to form a band
― that habit kick man (r1o natsume), Sunday, 8 August 2010 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
Currently in the midst of leeching that from someone on s1sk, will report here (and share) once I've heard of course!
― Janet Privacy Control (corey), Sunday, 8 August 2010 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
i LOVE the inoyama land album, danzindan pojidon, its a nice mix between synth-pastoral and more paranoid tracks. "pon" makes me feel like i'm an npc in an awesome old school RPG just doin my thing in my little house in a quiet village.
― karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 28 September 2010 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
Not Yen/YMO-related but I think fans of the Interior and Testpattern stuff would enjoy Mariah's "Utakata No Hibi". Atmospheric pop with a female vocalist and lyrics in Japanese — the synth work/production sounds a lot like "Left Handed Dream"
Have a Youtube:
― =(^ • ‿‿ • ^)= (corey), Thursday, 23 December 2010 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
Struggling for months to find the Interior & Testpattern records, and also the Yen Manifold vol. 1 compilation with tracks by both bands & Kôji Ueno, if anyone could provide some digital files to downlaod, I'd be very, very grateful… The Yen output needs a new reissue!!!
― Coryphe, Friday, 18 February 2011 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink