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Technopolis – Yellow Magic Orchestra

Tokyo. I have this album. It seemed incredible to me to find it, Yellow Magic Orchestra being for so long this secret phenomenon and landmark in music history kept out of the official books. They’ve climbed back somewhat now, as have most things that aren’t Kraftwerk, but still it is hard to have come across just how huge they once were, in the West as much as Japan. They played on Solid Gold! Finding this album for $5 in its original annoying Japanese plastic sleeve with that paper band around it just seemed to work against all that effort or not, intentional or not, to obscure them as the vitally important and exciting band they were. Setting history back on track. Connecting the lost then with the now it helped make.

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