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Name: Haruomi Hosono  
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Date of Birth: 9th July 1947
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Haruomi Hosono (細野 晴臣 Hosono Haruomi, born July 9, 1947 in Minato, Tokyo -) is a Japanese popular musician, best known internationally as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Hosono first came to attention in Japan as the bassplayer of the psychedelic rock band Apryl Fool, who released the album The Apryl Fool in 1969. Members from this band (including Hosono) then formed the influential folk-rock group Happy End. After Happy End disbanded, Hosono worked with a loose association of artists under the title Tin Pan Alley. In 1978, Hosono formed the Yellow Magic Orchestra with Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The Yellow Magic Orchestra (AKA YMO) released a number of albums in the late 70s and early 80s to considerable acclaim both inside and outside Japan. After YMO disbanded in 1984, Hosono released a number of solo albums covering a variety of styles, including film soundtracks, and a variety of electronic instrumental albums. In the late 80s and early 90s the influence of World Music on his music deepened, and he worked with international singers and musicians such as Amina Annabi.

As well as recording his own music, Haruomi has done considerable production work for others, including artists such as Sandii and the Sunsetz and Love, Peace, and Trance.

Recently Haruomi formed the duo Sketch Show with his YMO band-mate Yukihiro Takahashi. They have released two albums, one of which has received a UK release.

Discography (Albums)

  • Hosono House (1973)
  • Tropical Dandy (1975)
  • Bon Voyage (1976)
  • Paraiso (1978)
  • Pacific (with Shigeru Suzuki and Tatsuro Yamashita) (1978)
  • Cochin Moon (1978)
  • The Aegen Sea (with Takahiko Ishikawa and Masataka Matsutoya) (1979)
  • Philharmony (1982)
  • Kaze no tani no Nausicaa (1984)
  • S.F.X (1985)
  • Mercuric Dance (1985)
  • Nokto de la galaksia fervojo (1985)
  • Coincidental Music (1985)
  • Paradise View (1985)
  • The Endless Talking (1985)
  • Music From The Tale of Genji (1987)
  • Omni Sight-Seeing (1989)
  • Medicine Compilation (1993)
  • Mental Sports Mixes (1993)
  • N.D.E. (1995)
  • Good Sport (1995)
  • Naga (1995)
  • Why Dogs Don't Talk Anymore (1996)

External link

  • More Complete Discography
  • Official Sketch Show website (Avex)
  • Nippop Profile | Sketch Show

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