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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Solid State Survivor

• 180 gram audiophile vinyl
• Insert
• PVC protective sleeve

'Solid State Survivor' was the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979. Featuring Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals), the trio hit their stride with this second long player, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco pop tracks that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO's template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles' "Day Tripper".

TRACK LISTING

Side A
1. Technopolis
2. Absolute Ego Dance
3. Rydeen
4. Castalia
Side B
1. Behind The Mask
2. Day Tripper
3. Insomnia
4. Solid State Survivor


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