The debut solo album from Yellow Magic Orchestra's Ryuichi Sakamoto, originally released in 1978. Released before YMO's debut, the album features contributions from '4th member' of YMO Hideki Matsutake AKA Logic System and Haruomi Hosono on the title track. Remastered from the original tapes by renowned producer and engineer Seigen Ono, the LP edition comes with original artwork including OBI and 4 page insert with a new introduction by Paul Bowler. Named after Belgian-born poet Henri Michaux’s description of a mescaline experience, the album is a reflection on how synthesizer technology might come to change the face of music.
Thousand Knives 9:35
Island Of Woods 9:45
Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied 8:03
Plastic Bamboo 6:28
The End Of Asia 6:17