Yellow Magic Orchestra


Image of Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM
Record Label
Music On Vinyl

About this item

180 gram audiophile vinyl
4-page insert
PVC protective sleeve.

On their fourth album 'BGM' (1981), YMO continued where they left off with 'X∞ Multiplies', by venturing further into synthesizers, drum computers and experimentation with rhythm, sequences and speeds.

This album is more focused on atmosphere and mood, some even say this album is a turning point for YMO and the international pop music scene. They successfully merged lyrics, sound bites and their signature electriconically programmed music on 'BGM'.

"1000 Knives" and "Cue" are the most famous; the hand clap on "1000 Knives" is probably one of the most used samples in the 80s, early 90s.


Side A
1. Ballet
2. Music Plans
3. Rap Phenomena
4. Happy End
5. 1000 Knives

Side B
1. Cue
2. U-T
3. Camouflage
4. Mass
5. Loom

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