Synthesized loneliness (Music Finds #34)
“Music Finds” is a series with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs!”
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Today I’m going to show one synth-classic, a related song, to finally top it of with one of my latest Korean finds. Let’s go!
Lately I’ve been more and more intriqued by the works of synth musician and the workings of modular synths, so it felt natural to re-visit one of my old favorites, which is “Rydeen” by the Japanese group YMO – or Yellow Magic Orchestra. This first tune is one excellent example of team work creating great synthesized music together with live instruments as guitars and drums.
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Rydeen
Notice the girl in the corner? That’s Akiko Yano, then also Ms. Sakamoto. Here’s one of her solo works:
Another of her solo works, going back to her roots as a pianist:
Finally the Korean song I mentioned in the intro, it’s a bit of the slow jam. I find it quite nice!
Hyolyn – Lonely
What did you think about this weeks finds? Tell me in the comments!
To discover more new music, check out the archive below:
#33 – “LEMONed Bay City”, I screamed
#32 – Cheer up, Heathens
#31 – So what, it’s jazz
#3o – Old favorites
#29 – Why so serious?
#28 – Hippetihop
#27 – Game Music
#26 – Just ordinary things
#25 – Ut i Vintergatan
#24 – New finds from Korea
#23 – Rainy Game
#22 – How to keep Kool in the summer
#21 – The emotional Jimmy Cats
#20 – 19 Music tips (Music Finds -MASTER POST-)
#19 – Phantasmagoria
#18 – New (old) records
#17 – Classical, K-pop and disco
#16 – MUCC/ムック
#15 – My introduction to Japanese Music
#14 – Fragile Voices
#13 – Pop and Black-Metal
#12 – Nostalgia for no reason
#11 – Some J to your Rock
#10 – Lynch. the devil
#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’
#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”
#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along