On this episode of lo-fidelity, we review Yellow Magic Orchestra’s seminal album Solid State Survivor. We are going to explore the themes and musicality of one of the most influential albums in electronic music. YMO have been credited for influencing the majority of early video game music composers, as well as countless hip hop and electronic acts. Come explore this landmark of synthpop with us!
Solid State Survivor on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/Yellow-magic-orchestra/Solid-state-survivor
A Rolling Stone profile of YMO from 1980: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/yellow-magic-orchestra-19800612
The Guardian interviews YMO: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jul/04/electronicmusic.filmandmusic11
Kanzenshuu – the perfect Dragon Ball database & community!: http://www.kanzenshuu.com
The Japan–Soul Train Connection: https://www.thsppl.com/thsppl-articles/2017/4/27/the-japan-soul-train-connection
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