Sharing again another "Yellow Magic Orchestra" album. This one is the debut, originally released by "Alfa Records" in Japan in 1978, the album was released by "A&M Records" in Europe and North America in early 1979, with the United States version featuring new cover art (The one above).
The album was an early example of synthpop, a genre that the band helped pioneer. It was also as an early example of a computer-themed album, and contributed to the development of electro, hip hop, techno, and bleep techno.
The album's innovations in electronic music included its use of the microprocessor-based "Roland MC-8" Microcomposer music sequencer which allowed the creation of new electronic sounds.
This album is not too good as "Technodelic", that sound pretty much powerful. In fact, I think that the debut here is a bit silly, like something out of a video game, but still interesting to appear on my blog.
Come an take it!