Released May 21, 1982. The album was recorded and mixed by Hosono and Yoshifumi Iio at Hosono’s (then brand-new) LDK Studio, in Tokyo, in March 1982.
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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
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.
Produced and manufactured by Alfa Records, Inc. Recorded and mixed at LDK Tokyo, March 1982 Art direction, Design and Photography /The studio, Tokyo, Japan. Hair and Make /Bobbish Guest Performers : Emulator, Films, Linn, MC-4, Prophet-5 Management at Office Intenzio. Track A2 spelt "Funiculi Funicula" on center label only Track B1 named en . The early press contained a free flexidisc: Hosono Haruomi-夢見る約束(Dreaming promise)release/3561118.
Those first synth explorations would flower with Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 1982, during one of the band’s hiatuses, Hosono took it a step further with Philharmony. It elevated the rudimentary technology of sampling into avant-garde expression. Listing a Prophet-5 synth, LinnDrum drum machine, MC-4 sequencer, and the early Emulator sampler as his guest performers, Hosono used Philharmony as an opportunity to test the limits of recording technology.
It is an inspiring, cathartic, and quirky album. Like all Hosono projects, the sounds on the album feel very special and has that 'Pet Sounds' quality where every detail feels lovingly curated. Or consider a donation?
Haruomi Hosono – Philharmony
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Originally released: 1982
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
1. Picnic 1:58
2. Funiculi Funicura (Denza-Kiyono-Aoki)
Music By – Denza-Kiyono-Aoki*
3. Luminescent-Hotaru 4:26
4. Platonic 4:25
5. In Limbo 2:31
6. Living-Dining-Kitchen 3:51
7. Birthday Party 3:54
8. Sports Men 4:06
9. Philharmony 3:30
10. Air-Condition 4:27
Music By, Producer – Haruomi Hosono
Photography By, Art Direction, Design – Yukimasa Okumura
Recorded By, Mixed By – Haruomi Hosono, Yoshifumi Iio
Translated By – G. Duke*, P. Barakan*