|Studio album by|
|Released||May 26, 1993|
|Recorded||February 2, 1992 – January 31, 1993|
New York City|
Victor Studio, Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo
|Genre||Synthpop, techno, acid house, experimental, ambient|
|Singles from Technodon|
Technodon is the eighth and final studio album to date by
Yellow Magic Orchestra and released in 1993, a decade after the band's original breakup. Because the name Yellow Magic Orchestra was owned by former record label
Alfa Records, the band were forced to release the album under the name
YMO (typically stylized as the "YMO" initialism crossed out by a large "X"). For the tour that followed, they were billed as Not YMO. Future releases by the band would be made under the names Human Audio Sponge and HASYMO.
At the time of recording, Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto were incorporating many world music elements into their sound, which is still evident on Technodon, though slightly pared down and featuring simpler technopop arrangements. Yukihiro Takahashi mainly used drum machines for the record as opposed to a drum kit.
All songs arranged by
|1.||"Be a Superman"||Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi||Sakamoto, Takahashi||5:21|
|3.||"Floating Away"||William Gibson||Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono||6:46|
|6.||"I Tre Merli"||6:05|
|8.||"Silence of Time"||Sakamoto||Sakamoto, Takahashi||5:41|
|12.||"Pocketful of Rainbows"||
(Japanese translation: Reiko Yukawa)
|13.||"Pocketful of Rainbows (English Version)"||Wise, Weisman||Wise, Weisman||4:36|
- Ryuichi Sakamoto: keyboards, vocals
- Yukihiro Takahashi: drums, vocals
- Haruomi Hosono: bass, keyboards, vocals
- "YMO* – Technodon (2011, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
- "Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technodon (2020, Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved February 7, 2021.