Key Haruomi Hosono album, high quality Japan import vinyl pressing! Originally released in 1989 on CD only, Omni Sight Seeing found Hosono-san exploring new sounds and manifesting his own brand of "world music" during a break from YMO. Taking inspiration from music and sounds he encountered while exploring global cultures, Hosono delivers an impressively eclectic set of pop music like no other. Check the peaceful beats of "Pleocene," acid house vibes on "Laughing Gas" (inspired by Rococo and the French Revolution), the Steve Reich-inspired "Orgone Box," "Andadura" with French-Tunisian singer Amina, "Caravan" with Yasuaki Shimizu much more. "From Japanese minyo and Algerian rai, to American swing jazz and the self-described, extraterrestrial "Ether music," is eclectic influences coalesce into a sound that is unmistakably Hosono's." 2020 Japan import pressing w/ remastered sound, includes obi strip + booklet. Obviously highly recommended.
- clear vinyl pressing
- limited edition Japan import
- remastered by Yoshinori Sunahara, vinyl cut by Bernie Grundman
- includes obi strip + insert booklet
- music label: Great Tracks / Sony Japan 2020
reviewed by otakun 09/2018