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Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1992
Ryuichi Sakamoto was a founder of the YMO before becoming one of David Sylvian's favoured partners. Now, fresh from a Japanese and a series of film scores he tells Tim Goodyer about his latest LP.
Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1987
Japan's most respected technopop pioneer has recently finished an album that breaks new ground for him - it involves live musicians. He discusses his new LP and his other projects with Paul Tingen.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Japanese Artist: World Musician
Despite the cult following for Yellow Magic Orchestra, collaborations with David Byrne on the Oscar-winning soundtrack to 'The Last Emperor', and a long-standing musical friendship with David Sylvian, the multi-faceted talents of Ryuichi Sakamoto are still not widely appreciated. Mark J. Prendergast attempts to rectify the situation...
Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1992
On completion of a new solo album and the soundtrack to the latest screen version of Wuthering Heights, Ryuichi Sakamoto finds himself centre stage yet again. Paul Tingen talks to the Renaissance Man of modern music.
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Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986
At 28 Seigen Ono is one of Japan's leading producer/engineers whose recording credits include working for David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Lounge Lizards. He is also the creator of some of the highest quality instrumental music yet to be classified under the New Age music banner. Mark Prendergast discovers what he and his music are all about.
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1986
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Obscure orchestra leader, Simon Jeffes intrigues Paul Tingen with stories of self-discovery in Japan, and finding music in one note.
Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985
Simon Jeffes, leader of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, loves acoustic instruments...so why are we talking to him? Because we think he's got some pretty sound theories...
Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1993
Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos is back and fully charged. Phil Ward plugs in
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.
Interview | Music Technology, May 1991
The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.
Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1987
You almost certainly haven't heard of him, but this man is one of the most inventive composers, arrangers and producers in modern Japan. Tim Goodyer listens to what he has to say.
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Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Oct 1987
Yamaha's classic CS80 makes a welcome appearance alongside the CZ101, Bit 99 and DW6000, and more ROMs for the DX7 complete this month's selection of readers' sounds.
News | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986
Another low-cost digital reverb from Alesis, a SMPTE/EBU to MIDI event synchroniser, new DX ROM/RAM cartridges, and a visual editor for Akai's S900 sampler are all amongst the forthcoming crop of new products.
Editorial | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Never a dull moment at the office, as the telephone keeps the world in touch with Music Technology.
Made in Japan - Part 3
Feature Series | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Music Technology, Jan 1988
A last visit to the land of micro-chips and rice crackers. Simon Trask pays an enquiring visit to the Yamaha organisation before waving a fond farewell to the rising sun.
Feature | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
Mark Prendergast presents a general overview of record labels, artists, and recordings that make up the exciting area of new electronic and experimental music in the late 1980s.
Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992
Feature | Topic: Recording Studios | Music Technology, Apr 1987
The Wool Hall
If you earn a fortune in royalties from record sales and you want your own recording studio, what do you do? If you're Tears For Fears, you build The Wool Hall. Paul Tingen reports.