ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE: THE YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
Cult bands don’t really get much more cult than Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Featuring the all-star trio of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, and having been sampled by J Dilla, covered by Michael Jackson, they are rightfully regarded as key innovators of popular electronic music and Detroit techno.
Pioneers in their use of synthesizers, sequencers and digital recording technology in general, they experimented heavily with computers and electronic instruments, anticipating the global trend towards drum machines and sampling.
Taking on their vast and varied discography is Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble, who themselves cite YMO as a big influence on their work. They take on the task to introduce to the wonderful Yello Magic Orchestra at Patterns.
Presented by Patterns.
This is a 16+ event.