Sep 13, 2015

Sundaze 1537

Hello,  Fabio Aru won himself the Vuelta today, previous leader Dumoulin had spent his force and in the end lost 4 min and dropped to 6th, shame. too good to be true. Same can be said of the US ladies tennis final two italians one unseeded the other seeded 26, Flavia Pennetta became the oldest woman (33) to win a grand slam. She and her opponent Roberta Vinci had been sparring all through their careers. A career that will stop on an absolute high Flavia announced.


Today soundtrack work by that renowned Japanese musician, best known internationally as a member of the pioneering electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra with Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Hosono has also released many solo albums covering a variety of styles, including film soundtracks and a variety of electronic ambient albums. As well as recording his own music, Hosono has done considerable production work for other artists such as Miharu Koshi, Sheena and the Roketts, Sandii and the Sunsetz, Chisato Moritaka and Seiko Matsuda. Today it's soundtrack work here to...... N'joy

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Haruomi Hosono (細野 晴臣 Hosono Haruomi, born July 9, 1947 in Minato, Tokyo), also known as Harry Hosono.

Hosono is the grandson of Masabumi Hosono the only Japanese passenger and survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Hosono first came to attention in Japan as the bass player of the psychedelic rock band Apryl Fool, alongside drummer Takashi Matsumoto, who released the album The Apryl Fool in 1969. Hosono and Matsumoto then formed the influential folk rock group Happy End with Eiichi Ohtaki and Shigeru Suzuki. One of the songs he composed for Happy End, "Kaze wo Atsumete" (1971), later appeared in the American film Lost in Translation and on its soundtrack in 2003. After Happy End disbanded around 1974, Hosono worked with a loose association of artists making "exotica"-style music under the title Tin Pan Alley.

His involvement in electronic music also dates back to the early 1970s, when he performed the electric bass for Inoue Yousui's folk pop rock album Ice World (1973) and Osamu Kitajima's progressive/psychedelic rock album Benzaiten (1974), both of which were electronic rock records utilizing synthesizers, electric guitars, and in the latter, electronic drums and rhythm machines.

In 1977, Hosono invited Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi to work on his exotica-flavoured album Paraiso, which included electronic music produced using the Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic synthesizer and ARP Odyssey synthesizer. The band was named "Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band" and, having been recorded in late 1977, Paraiso was released in early 1978. The three worked together again for the 1978 electronic album Pacific, which included an early version of the song "Cosmic Surfin".

In 1978, he released an innovative electronic soundtrack for a fictional Bollywood film Cochin Moon, together with artist Tadanori Yokoo and future YMO band members Ryuichi Sakamoto and Hideki Matsutake. Inspired by a trip to India and "the exotic, luxurious, and seemingly wonder-filled scenarios played out in Indian cinemas," it was an experimental "electro-exotica" album fusing exotic Indian music (reminiscent of Ravi Shankar and Bollywood music) with electronic music, including an early "synth raga" song entitled "Hum Ghar Sajan" (from a Guru Granth Sahib phrase). The same year, he contributed to Sakamoto's song "1000 Knives" for his solo album, The Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto, which experimented with fusing electronic music with traditional Japanese music in early 1978.

He was one of the first producers to recognize the appeal of video game sounds and music. YMO's self-titled debut in 1978 contained substantial video game sounds and after YMO disbanded an early project was an album simply titled Video Game Music containing mixed and edited Namco arcade game music and sounds. Video Game Music was released in 1984 as an early example of a chiptune record[9] and the first video game music album. That same year, he also produced the theme song for Hayao Miyazaki's popular anime film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, "Kaze no Tani no Naushika", with vocals by actress-singer Narumi Yasuda. 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.

He has produced a number of short term band projects as a band member. His first post-YMO band was Friends of Earth. As with most of his projects he combines musical styles he's interested in. F.O.E. seemed to be a combination of Funk and Techno and included a collaboration with James Brown and Maceo Parker for a remake of the song "Sex Machine". Another notable band project was 1995's Love, Peace & Trance. Members were Mimori Yusa ("Love"), Miyako Koda ("Peace"), Haruomi Hosono ("&") and Mishio Ogawa ("Trance").

In the 1990s he started the Daisyworld label to release a wide range of experimental artists from Japan and the rest of the world. Hosono collaborated on many of the releases, such as World Standard, a trip into Americana; HAT, a supergroup (the acronym stands for Hosono, Atom Heart, Tetsu Inoue),and "Quiet Logic", by Mixmaster Morris and Jonah Sharp. The Orb also paid tribute with a series of remixes including the notorious "Hope You Choke on Your Whalemeat".

In 2002 Haruomi formed the duo Sketch Show with his YMO band-mate Yukihiro Takahashi. They have released two albums, one of which, Loophole, has received a UK release. When the third former YMO member, Ryuichi Sakamoto deepened his involvement it was decided to bill those collaborations as Human Audio Sponge.

In the spring of 2007, his fellow YMO members and other artist paid tribute to Haruomi with a 2-disc album titled "Tribute to Haruomi". That same year, the animated film Appleseed Ex Machina was released featuring a soundtrack performed and supervised by Hosono.

In September 2010 he performed at the De La Fantasia festival and played songs from his upcoming album.

In February 2011 it was announced that his new album, entitled "HoSoNoVa" was to be released on April 20. He also performed a special concert to celebrate its release.

Bands and Collaborations
Apryl Fool
Happy End
Tin Pan Alley
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Friends of Earth (F.O.E) (with Eiki Nonaka)
HIS (with Kiyoshirō Imawano and Fuyumi Sakamoto)
Love, Peace & Trance (Mimori Yusa, Miyako Koda and Mishio Ogawa)
Swing Slow (with Miharu Koshi)
HAT (with Atom Heart and Tetsu Inoue)
Harry & Mac (with Makoto Kubota)
Tin Pan (with Tatsuo Hayashi and Shigeru Suzuki)
Sketch Show (with Yukihiro Takahashi)
HASYMO (previously Human Audio Sponge) (Sketch Show and Ryuichi Sakamoto, with Keigo Oyamada, Hiroshi Takano, Christian Fennesz, Tomohiko Gondō and Ren Takada as live support)


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On the night of a cat village's Festival of the Stars, a kitten and his friend go on an celestial journey on a magical space locomotive. On that trip, they have various stops where they meet strange sights, even more unusual fellow passengers and learn some lessons of life on their trip to the terminus of the Galactic Railroad. The main characters are depicted as cats, with some humans serving in supporting roles. According to director 'Gisaburô Sugii', this was a necessary move learned from experience - having adapted most of Kenji Miyazawa's stories into manga, he saw that making the characters human made the stories more tangible, but less unreal and magical and thus limited their appeal. Making the characters anthropomorphic animals, on the other hand, maintained the epic and surreal scale of the story.

 Soundtrack from the animated movie "Ginga Tetsudo No Yoru" (jap.), from famous novel by Kenji Miyazawa. English title is "Night on the Galactic Railroad". Album title and track titles of this CD in esperanto.



Haruomi Hosono - Nokto De La Galaksia  (flac 240mb)

01 La Ceftitolo 0:40
02 Temo El La Mondo Del La Fantazia Kvara Dimensio 1:42
03 Fantazio Kaj Realo 0:46
04 En Tago Serena 1:21
05 La Kanto De La Rondiro De La Steloj 1:39
06 Fantazio De Giovanni 1:11
07 La Stelfesto De Centauro 4:09
08 La Masto De Tenkirin 6:39
09 La Gojo 3:10
10 La Norda Kruco 2:04
11 La Pliocena Marbordo 3:12
12 La Historio En Fantazio 3:26
13 La Harpo De La Paradizo 3:47
14 La Travida Malgojo De Giovanni 3:35
15 La Pleja Felico 3:26
16 Temo De La Adiauo 3:09
17 Kuro 0:49
18 45 Minutoj 0:55
19 Rekviemo 3:05
20 Temo Finala: Nokto De La Galaksia Fervojo 4:15

Haruomi Hosono - Nokto De La Galaksia  (ogg 108mb)

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The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. Notably, the novel also illustrates a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers during the Heian period. While universally considered a masterpiece, its precise classification and influence in both Western and Eastern canon has been a matter of debate. The first partial translation of Genji Monogatari into English was by Suematsu Kenchō, published in 1882. Arthur Waley published a six-volume translation of all but one chapter, with the first volume published in 1921 and the last in 1933-bonus here in PDF-Waley's Genji is considered a great achievement for his time, although some purists have criticized Waley's changes to the original. Others have criticized as overly-free the manner in which Waley translated the original text. Regardless, it continues to be well-appreciated and widely read today. When the Waley Genji was first published, it could not have been more eagerly received.  In limpid prose The Tale combines curiously modern social satire with great charm of narrative. Translator Waley has done service to literature in salvaging to the Occident this masterpiece of the Orient.

The Tale of Genji has been translated into cinematic form several times: first in 1951 by director Kōzaburō Yoshimura, in 1966 by director Kon Ichikawa, and an anime film in 1987 by director Gisaburo Sugii. Sugii's film is not a complete version and basically covers the first 12 chapters, while adding in some psychological motivation that is not explicit in the novel.

Original Soundtrack from the animation picture The Tale Of Genji based on the book written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu.



Haruomi Hosono - OST-Tale of Genji  (flac 283mb)

01 Tsukiyomi 3:04
02 Rajyoumon 4:11
03 Fujitsubo 3:03
04 Asatsuyu 3:04
05 Wakamurasaki 3:44
06 Miyasundokoro 2:59
07 Ukihashi 3:58
08 Kechigan 3:03
09 Samidare - Goma - Kitou 6:46
10 Hikari 3:06
11 Kodama 5:17
12 Mai 5:46
bonus
Tale of Genji (Translated by Arthur Waley)

Haruomi Hosono - OST-Tale of Genji  (ogg 156mb)

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Galaxy Express 999 (Ginga Tetsudō Surī Nain) is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. It is set in a space-faring, high-tech future in which humans have learned how to transfer their minds and emotions with perfect fidelity into mechanical bodies, thus achieving practical immortality.people with "machine bodies" are pushing humanity towards irrelevance and extinction. A street urchin named Tetsuro Hoshino desperately wants an indestructible machine body, giving him the ability to live forever and have the freedom that the poor humans on Earth don't have. While machine bodies are impossibly expensive, they are supposedly given away for free on the planet Andromeda, the end of the line for the space train Galaxy Express 999 .



Haruomi Hosono, Joe Hisaishi - OST Nokto De La Galaksia Frevojo (flac 182mb)

01 Ginga Tetsudou No Yoru (04:16)
02 Sannin No Hyouryuu Mono (03:55)
03 Purioshin Kaigan (04:26)
04 Tenki Rin No Warutsu (03:07)
05 Tori No Toru Jin (03:06)
06 Jobanni No Fuukei (04:43)
07 Kita Juuji (03:30)
08 Sazankurosu No Inori ~ New World (04:53)
09 Kamupanerura (04:20)
10 Ginga Tetsudou No Yoru (reprise) (04:06)


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What do you get when have an album soundtrack supervised by YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) legend Haruomi Hosono ? You get "trippy"! The best way to describe this soundtrack. The soundtrack for the latest Appleseed film "EX MACHINA" features a soundtrack supervised by Haruomi Hosono and features a variety of artists from HASYMO, Aoki takamasa, m-flo, Alex of Clazziquai Project, Towa Tei, Cornelius, rei harakami, Miharu Koshi, Lina Ohta and many more. There is no skimping of musical talent on this soundtrack, a lot of well-known artists from the following electronica genre are on this album.

From the first song "perfect conflict" from musician AOKI takamasa known for his experimental and ambient electronic music that will either please fans of this style of music or cause some music listeners to think that their musical setup is going wacked with the electrical thumps and static. All in all, takamasa has a strong legion of fans who enjoy his productions and adds to a great lineup of artists on the soundtrack.

There are also five instrumental tracks ("Phobia", "Shift & Esc.", "False Echo", "Enroacher" and "Total Encounters") showcasing the diverse musical talent of Hosono Haruomi. As well as a cool collaboration with Miharu Koshi albeit a bit short with "Halconia Voice " (1:23). The main song "Puzzle-Riddle" features model Lina Ohta singing in English and two tracks from Radiq A.K.A. Yoshihiro Hanno.All in all, a very cool soundtrack and a great list of artists featured.



Haruomi Hosono - OST - EX machina  (flac 344mb)

01. Aoki Takamasa - Perfect Conflict (4:44)
02. Wagdug Futuristic Unity - Ill Machine (x ULTRA BRAiN) (4:06)
03. Hasymo - Rescue (3:34)
04. Rei Harakami - Test Tube (3:49)
05. Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund - Lost Second (4:19)
06. m-flo loves Alex (Clazziquai Project) - Love Me After 12AM (4:15)
07. Towa Tei - Ex-Boy (4:15)
08. Haruomi Hosono & Cornelius - Metalic Velocity (3:28)
09. Radiq a.k.a. Yoshihiro Hanno - Seeds (5:43)
10. Hasymo - Method (1:34)
11. Hasymo - Weather (3:35)
12. Haruomi Hosono - Phobia (1:27)
13. Haruomi Hosono - Shift & Esc. (3:23)
14. Haruomi Hosono - False Echo (2:09)
15. Haruomi Hosono - Encroacher (4:03)
16. Radiq a.k.a. Yoshihiro Hanno - The World (4:14)
17. Haruomi Hosono - Total Encounters (2:14)
18. Haruomi Hosono & Miharu Koshi - Halconia Voice (1:22)
19. Lina Ohta - Puzzle-Riddle (3:39)

Haruomi Hosono - OST - EX machina (ogg 153mb)

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