INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK #1:
Hideki Matsutake, a Japanese composer, arranger, and computer programmer, was both Isao Tomita’s assistant and the “fourth member” of Yellow Magic Orchestra. In other words, he was at one point in danger of being the Jerome Benton of Japanese synthpop. But he went on to make dark dancey synthpop gems as Logic System, and today he’s the Chairman of the Japan Synthesizer Programmers Association. So take that, and check out this Sarcastic fave from 1981:
Video: “Clash” – Logic System
INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK #2:
I think the most punk rock thing you can do right now is go on stage by yourself with three tables of synths and samplers and make dreamy house-pop while dressed up in dinosaur pyjamas.
Video: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs live on BBC Radio 1
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