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In 1984, Hosono, Sakamoto and Takahashi decided stop working together as Yellow Magic Orchestra, deciding to return to their solo careers, though they each would occasionally join one of the other two in concert as a guest performer. Though they stopped playing together, however, they were careful to not officially 'break up' the group, instead using a Japanese term meaning "spreading out".

In 1993, the trio briefly reunited for Technodon. However, to avoid lawsuits and to avoid ending the "Yellow Magic Orchestra is spreading out" status of the group, that album was credited it to Y̶M̶O̶, rather than to Yellow Magic Orchestra.

In the early 2000's, Hosono and Takahashi reunited in a project called Sketch Show. Sakamoto occasionally also joins them for performances; when Sakamoto performs with Sketch Show, the trio took on a new, different name - Human Audio Sponge. Human Audio Sponge was always a one-off type of group, however, whereas Sketch Show was a formal group.

In mid-2007, Human Audio Sponge performed as Yellow Magic Orchestra for the first time since the original breakup, as part of the 2007-07-07 Live Earth concerts.

In August of 2007, Hosono, Sakamoto and Takahashi decided to make the reformed Yellow Magic Orchestra official again, but using a new name, combining both of the previous names the trio had used - "Human Audio Sponge and Yellow Magic Orchestra", aka: HASYMO.

Annotation last modified on 2012-04-16 00:59 UTC.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1978Yellow Magic OrchestraYellow Magic Orchestra416
1979Solid State SurvivorYellow Magic Orchestra4.48
1981BGMYellow Magic Orchestra411
1981TechnodelicYellow Magic Orchestra48
1983Naughty BoysYellow Magic Orchestra45
1983ServiceYellow Magic Orchestra49
1992X ∞ MultipliesYellow Magic Orchestra1
1992Yellow Magic OrchestraYellow Magic Orchestra1
1993TechnodonY̶M̶O̶2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Best One '82 YMO大全集YMO1
1986Y.M.O. Best SelectionYellow Magic Orchestra1
1987Y.M.O. HISTORY TWIN BEST 2 BY 1Yellow Magic Orchestra1
1992Techno BibleYellow Magic Orchestra1
1992Kyoretsu Na Rhythm - CharactersYellow Magic Orchestra1
1995Over Seas CollectionYellow Magic Orchestra1
1996Twins Super Best of YMOYellow Magic Orchestra1
1999YMO Go Home!Yellow Magic Orchestra3
2003UCYMOYellow Magic Orchestra4
2004Naughty Boys & InstrumentalYellow Magic Orchestra4
2005L-R TRAX Live & Rare TracksYellow Magic Orchestra41
2011YMOYellow Magic Orchestra43
2015No Nukes 2012Yellow Magic Orchestra1
2018NEUE TANZYellow Magic Orchestra1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Public PressureYellow Magic Orchestra6
1984After ServiceYellow Magic Orchestra9
1990Faker Holic: YMO World Tour LiveYellow Magic Orchestra2
1992Complete ServiceYMO1
1993TECHNODON LIVEYellow Magic Orchestra1
1993Live at Budokan 1980Yellow Magic Orchestra2
1993Live at Kinokuni-Ya Hall 1978Yellow Magic Orchestra1
1995YMO-Winter-Live-1981Yellow Magic Orchestra1
1996World Tour 1980Yellow Magic Orchestra1
2000One More YMOYellow Magic Orchestra2
2008GijónYMO - Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In Gijón 19/6 08Yellow Magic Orchestra1
2008LONDONYMO – Yellow Magic Orchestra Live in London 15/6 08Yellow Magic Orchestra1

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1983Naughty Boys InstrumentalYellow Magic Orchestra44
1992Hi-Tech No CrimeYellow Magic Orchestra4
1999YMO Remixes: Technopolis 2000-01Yellow Magic Orchestra1
2000YMO Remixes Technopolis 2000-00Yellow Magic Orchestra1
2005YMO REMIXES 99-00 THE BESTYellow Magic Orchestra1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979Computer Game "Theme From The Circus"Yellow Magic Orchestra2
1979Computer Game "Theme From The Invader" / Firecracker / TechnopolisYellow Magic Orchestra1
1980Nice AgeYellow Magic Orchestra1
1983君に、胸キュン。Yellow Magic Orchestra1
1990YMO MEGA MIXYellow Magic Orchestra1
1993ポケットが虹でいっぱいY̶M̶O̶1
1993The Tong Poo RemixesYMO vs The Orb1
2007RESCUE / RYDEEN 79/07HASYMO / Yellow Magic Orchestra2

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980×∞MultipliesYellow Magic Orchestra417
1993YMO Versus The Human LeagueYellow Magic Orchestra & The Human League1
2013Vgo Vs YmoVideogame Orchestra vs Yellow Magic Orchestra2

Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992ReconstructionsYellow Magic Orchestra1
1993Technodon Remixes IYellow Magic Orchestra1
1993Technodon Remixes IIYellow Magic Orchestra1

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