Haruomi Hosono

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He's got the twang down to a tee <3

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

<3 excellent

brimstead, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:55 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

There also seems to be some series of books coming out about YMO that deals with them year by year I could be wrong mind.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:04 (three months ago) link

Jesus... That book! Google translating that made me even sadder there's no translation:

The definitive critique of musician Haruomi Hosono!
What did he produce with "Happy End," "Tin Pan Array," and "YMO"?

"I can't talk anymore."
Haruomi Hosono

Hosono otm.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 11 March 2021 11:59 (three months ago) link

i see the Monads are getting a reissue - https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/view/172659


stirmonster, Friday, 19 March 2021 20:25 (three months ago) link

S-F-X too


stirmonster, Friday, 19 March 2021 20:27 (three months ago) link

Hosono records are never cheap (besides Cochin Moon) but even still those prices are insane. $80 before shipping?? christ. wonder if someone else is gonna offer them for cheaper.

frogbs, Friday, 19 March 2021 20:38 (three months ago) link

yeah., i am very disappointed in the whole reissue series. i mean, i'll stream it, but i am someone who was eager to fork over $20-25/each for like a bajillion different hosono records. guess i'll just give hosono like 5 streaming cents instead

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 21:16 (three months ago) link

hard to blame them too much for the high prices of the other stuff, vinyl is always expensive in Japan and really LitA's prices are about what you'd pay there + like $7-10 to import. but these are like $20-30 beyond even that, which just feels exploitative, given some of these (particularly Mercuric Dance) fetch $150-200 on the secondary market. would be really nice if they'd license them to some American company to actually press it themselves. if LitA offers them at $40-50 I'll probably grab them with my Bidenbucks, just because I've wanted them for so damn long

frogbs, Friday, 19 March 2021 21:34 (three months ago) link

definitely gonna start saying bidenbux

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 March 2021 22:32 (three months ago) link

goddamn freemium games

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 March 2021 23:45 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

looks like the 2019 US show will be coming to vinyl as well


frogbs, Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:41 (two months ago) link

fun album!

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 8 April 2021 13:43 (two months ago) link

The Monad reissues were pulled from the Phonica page. Apparently they're Japan RSD exclusives and can't be sold until 7/17. Good news though is LitA apparently will try to sell a few copies:


I'm sure they'll be expensive, but maybe not as bad as previously thought

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:19 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

just found out today that Hosono apparently composed some music for a Japanese kids TV show in 2006. apparently Miharu Koshi and Akiko Yano are on the soundtrack too. can't find it but I did come across two tracks on YouTube, they're surprisingly great



(I think the second one is AY with Hosono arranging)

frogbs, Friday, 30 April 2021 19:37 (one month ago) link

The first is Mei Kurokawa and is in the Japanese Pops Of Haruomi Hosono box set.

visiting, Saturday, 1 May 2021 01:58 (one month ago) link

nice!! thanks for finding that!! I have become obsessed with it today.

frogbs, Saturday, 1 May 2021 03:28 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

paging: Karl Malone


Haruomi Hosono interview from the endless talking, the episode of the s
′′ I started smoking the so-called glass (the meaning of marijuana, cannabis) during the session. Happy also I didn't do much at any time, but I just happen to like that kind of thing at that time ′′
There is a picture of a hijab party on the jacket of Masato Minami's album that hosono-San participated in the time and session. I was originally interested in spiritual, and I was experiencing a musician's unique drug. Happy birthday, but even during the ting pan array activity, I don't say I don't do drugs at all, so the concept of the utopia of the yellow magic band name ′′ off ′′ that I participated in by professor and xìng hóng is actually the other side It's a real original world, not a scavenger, made by hosono-San, who knew it. The ending hosono-San's hurrah ′′ this next is more better!" is staggering." I'm going to connect to hosono-San and ymo who try anything because I like pleasure."

frogbs, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:21 (one month ago) link


Karl Malone, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:23 (one month ago) link

what's crazy is that i refreshed about 12 seconds after you posted it, so it really was like a pager :D

Karl Malone, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:23 (one month ago) link

of course, this is my job

Karl Malone, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:23 (one month ago) link

I guess that means I have to get blazed and listen to all his records again. ha ha ha, as if I haven't been doing that anyway

frogbs, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:25 (one month ago) link

was at The Exclusive Company in Milwaukee and they had 4 of his records - his 3 latest and The Aegean Sea. not gonna pay that much for covers, but still, kind of surreal to see them

frogbs, Sunday, 23 May 2021 03:35 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

We Want Sounds reissuing three Makoto Kubota albums on vinyl. Listening to Dixie Fever rn on their bandcamp and it's lush.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 18 June 2021 10:57 (one week ago) link

Hosono on NTS right now picking fave records.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 20 June 2021 09:43 (five days ago) link

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