Sakamoto-san

He started doing keyboards and vocals for pioneer Japan EM band Yellow Magic Orchestra. His first album appeared in 1978.

Here from his 4th … very advanced for its day … 1980 album B-2 Unit is
‘electro classic’
Riot in Lagos.

(No – there were no videos then! – or MIDI – and guess who was the earliest band to use the first, $8000 micro music sequencer?)

Since those days he’s won a ton of awards for his filmscores … and probably a few for his videogame music (ya think?) (Website) (Fansite)
David Toop – A to Z of Electro

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