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Philharmony

4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

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Following YMO's first wave of success, Hosono took a break from the group and, with help from Alfa Records head Kunihiko Murai, established Yen Records in 1982. The label's inaugural release was Philharmony, a masterwork recorded almost entirely by Hosono himself at his brand new LDK Studio. With unlimited studio time and freedom to explore, Hosono let himself loose with an array of synthesizers and the latest gadgets, from the Prophet 5 to the E-mu Emulator - all listed as "guest performers" in the album credits. Inspired by the possibilities opened up by these music-making tools, Hosono found new ways to approach his songwriting, resulting in a set of songs that showcase his ability to constantly and consistently innovate and create new standards. With ambient synthscapes like "Luminescent/Hotaru" and the abstract sample-based expressionism of "Birthday Party" sitting perfectly in tune alongside pop favorites like "Sports Men" and "L.D.K.", Philharmony is one of the most well-loved of Hosono's albums, and a favorite of the artist himself.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions : 12.48 x 12.48 x 0.43 inches; 10.86 Ounces
  • Manufacturer : Great Tracks
  • Date First Available : March 12, 2019
  • Label : Great Tracks
  • ASIN : B07NWS1HYP
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars YMOの最盛期に発表された唯一のソロ名義アルバム。
Reviewed in Japan on January 17, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars 作品の背景はよく知りませんが
Reviewed in Japan on February 13, 2019
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Janner悠
5.0 out of 5 stars 細野さん最高!
Reviewed in Japan on May 31, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars 音楽の天才=細野晴臣
Reviewed in Japan on June 17, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars 環境音楽とテクノの融合。
Reviewed in Japan on January 30, 2014
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