2016/06/09

Ryuichi Sakamoto


Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, composer and record producer. He began his career in the 1970s, first gaining major success as a member of electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO).

He concurrently pursued a solo career. He has collaborated with many international artists, in different genres ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor (1987), he has won an Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture

2016/06/08

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO)

Yellow Magic Orchestra (abbreviated as YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards). It was formed in 1978.

YMO contributed to the development of synthpop, techno, game music and contemporary J-pop. They achieved national and international success until the breakup (Sankai) in 1983.


See also
*Japanese
*Chinese
*List of Japanese subculture