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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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 13
1979 Solid State Survivor Yellow Magic Orchestra 4.25 6
1981 BGM Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 7
1981 Technodelic Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 4
1983 Naughty Boys Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 3
1983 Naughty Boys Instrumental Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 3
1983 Service Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 7
1993 Technodon Y̶M̶O̶ 2
2004 Naughty Boys & Instrumental Yellow Magic Orchestra 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 ×∞Multiplies Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 15
1986 Y.M.O. Best Selection Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1987 Y.M.O. HISTORY TWIN BEST 2 BY 1 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1992 Kyoretsu Na Rhythm - Characters Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1992 Techno Bible Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1995 Over Seas Collection Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1996 Twins Super Best of YMO Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1999 YMO Go Home! Yellow Magic Orchestra 2
2003 UCYMO Yellow Magic Orchestra 3
2005 L-R TRAX Live & Rare Tracks Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 1
2011 YMO Yellow Magic Orchestra 4 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Public Pressure Yellow Magic Orchestra 5
1984 After Service Yellow Magic Orchestra 6
1990 Faker Holic: YMO World Tour Live Yellow Magic Orchestra 2
1992 Complete Service YMO 1
1993 TECHNODON LIVE Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1993 Live at Budokan 1980 Yellow Magic Orchestra 2
1993 Live at Kinokuni-Ya Hall 1978 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1996 World Tour 1980 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1997 Live at Greek Theater 1979 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
2000 One More YMO Yellow Magic Orchestra 2
2008 LONDONYMO – Yellow Magic Orchestra Live in London 15/6 08 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1978-10-18: Shiba Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1979-02-23: Roppongi Pit Inn, Tokyo, Japan KYLYN & Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1980-04-08: Mainichi Hall, Osaka, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1980-05-07: Shinjuku Kouseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1981-11-30: Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1983-12-22: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Hi-Tech No Crime Yellow Magic Orchestra 4
1999 YMO Remixes: Technopolis 2000-01 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
2000 YMO Remixes Technopolis 2000-00 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Computer Game "Theme From The Circus" Yellow Magic Orchestra 2
1979 Computer Game "Theme From The Invader" / Firecracker / Technopolis Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1980 Nice Age Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1983 君に、胸キュン。 Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1990 YMO MEGA MIX Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1993 The Tong Poo Remixes YMO vs The Orb 1
1996 Tour De France / Computer Games Kraftwerk / Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
2007 RESCUE / RYDEEN 79/07 HASYMO / Yellow Magic Orchestra 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 YMO Versus The Human League Yellow Magic Orchestra & The Human League 1
2013 Vgo Vs Ymo Videogame Orchestra vs Yellow Magic Orchestra 2

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979-10-03 through 1979-10-06: Rehearsal, Hakone Rockwell Studio, Kanagawa, Japan Yellow Magic Orchestra 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980: Paris Theatre, London, UK Yellow Magic Orchestra 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Reconstructions Yellow Magic Orchestra 1
1993 Technodon Remixes II Yellow Magic Orchestra 1

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