Walking through the door to the subterranean shore
I follow the peacocks as they sing
This is a thread for the man himself, HARUOMI HOSONO! The bassist for Yellow Magic Orchestra, and a brilliant solo artist in his own right.
Hosono started with a bunch of folk and exotica albums. Chill out with his early folky album Hosono House:
or go wild with:
Paraiso is the last of his “exotica trilogy” of albums from the 70’s and it is weird as all hell! Hosono absorbed the US’s exotica craze of the 50’s and 60’s, where imaginative white men dreamed of relaxing on the shores of far off lands… including Japan! Hosono digested all this stuff and regurgitated a new jumbled up, synthesizer-laden version of it from the perspective of a Japanese man in 1978.
Coming Up Next: Hosono’s synthpop side!