Three of Haruomi Hosono’s albums have come to streaming companies for the primary time. Hana ni Mizu (Watering a Flower) (1984), omni Sight Seeing (1989), and MEDICINE COMPILATION (1993) can be found to stream now; the latter two releases have been remastered by Yoshinori Sunahara, who beforehand dealt with the current Yellow Magic Orchestra reissues. Vinyl editions of omni Sight Seeing and Drugs Compilation arrive December four by way of Light in the Attic.
Hosono’s “Speaking,” from Watering a Flower, was notably sampled on Vampire Weekend’s “2021.” The album featured music that Hosono had written for Japanese retailer MUJI. “At first, I didn’t perceive why anybody could be into the music that I made for MUJI. I created it as in-store background music, and it was simply a job that I did a very long time in the past, so I had since forgotten about it,“ he instructed Vice final 12 months. “However listening to what Vampire Weekend did with the track, how they found it and created a nice monitor, it is extraordinarily recent. I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is the way you create!’ I want I had finished it myself.”
Revisit Pitchfork’s reviews of Haruomi Hosono’s previous reissues.