Why did she stop making music, /mu/? I miss her.
She did enough music in my opinion.
If she had continued it would have round in circles I think.
Her last feels already a bit too much like everything she has done before.
My favorite are : A boy, Mother Sky, and Good Bye
The other day anon asked a question but the thread died before I could reply so I'm going to post my answer in here on the off chance they can see it or someone else cares.
"Sorry for a lame request maybe but are there any prominent 80s new-wave / syntpop japanese acts that AREN'T connected with the YMO gang?"
This is the key phrase that makes answering this so difficult. Virtually all significant '80s synth popish stuff was related to YMO somehow, be it a side project, featured them as collaborators/producers, or was otherwise released on their record label. But here are a few:
Cosmic Invention (who incidentally started out as a YMO cover band)
and maybe Shampoo?
; - )
Just downloaded Mosura Freight! by Mototeru Takagi from mootkips. Thanks!
Also, since you seem to have liked Yamashita's Chiasma, have you checked out pic related? It has two pieces by Yamashita's trio from 1970 (not the one with Akira Sakata). Other pieces by Yuji Ohno/others.
Also, this album might be of interest to people who mostly know Yuji Ohno from relaxed Lupin OSTs. In the last two pieces with Itaru Oki Trio and Yuji Ohno Trio, with Kimiko Kasai on vocals, the double trios play very freely. Very nice contrast to the four earlier and very bopping pieces by Ohno.