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Yellow Magic Orchestra

  • Yellow Magic Orchestra [Horizon, 1979] C+

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Yellow Magic Orchestra [Horizon, 1979]
Yeah yeah, I know, synthesizers are the electric guitars of the future--they're "progressive," just like all the Europop here. But what about the corny swing melodies? I mean, in between sound effects these guys sound the way Walter Carlos might if he worked a lot of interfaith weddings. C+