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Haruomi Hosono

Band, *1947 JP, Minato, Tokyo
Electronic and Pop
A.k.a. 細野晴臣 (Hosono Haruomi) Mondo Uno 番田郁

Haruomi Hosono (細野 晴臣 Hosono Haruomi, born July 9, 1947), sometimes credited as Harry Hosono, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in Japanese pop music history, credited with shaping the sound of Japanese pop for decades as well as influencing international pop music outside of Japan, and credited with inspiring genres such as city pop and Shibuya-kei. As co-founder and leader of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi helped pioneer the electro genre and influenced the later development of techno and acid house. The grandson of Titanic survivor Masabumi Hosono, Haruomi began his career with the psychedelic rock band Apryl Fool, before achieving recognition both nationally and internationally, as a founding member of the bands Happy End and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Hosono has also released many solo albums covering a variety of styles, including film soundtracks and a variety of electronic ambient albums. As well as recording his own music, Hosono has done considerable production work for other artists such as Miharu Koshi, Sheena and the Roketts, Sandii & the Sunsetz, Chisato Moritaka and Seiko Matsuda. In 2003, Hosono was ranked by HMV Japan at number 44 on their list of the top 100 Japanese pop acts of all time.

PortraitRyuichi Sakamoto
key, p *1952 JP
PortraitYukihiro Takahashi
dr, voc
PortraitMotoya Hamaguchi
perc *1951 JP
PortraitMasahiro Takekawa
vn *1950 JP
PortraitHiroshi Sato
key 1947-2012 JP
Hirofumi Tokutake
PortraitShigeru Suzuki
eg, g *1951 JP
PortraitNobu Saito
perc *1950 JP
PortraitTaeko Ohnuki
voc, bvoc, key
PortraitTatsuo Hayashi
dr, perc
PortraitHiroshi Kamayatsu
bvoc *1939 JP
Teave Kamayatsu
Tokyo Shyness Boys
Tomoko Kawada
Popular Tracks   
スポーツマン (2019 Remastering) on Philharmony by Haruomi Hosono
CHOO CHOO ガタゴト・アメリカ編 on HOCHONO HOUSE by Haruomi Hosono
最後の楽園 on PACIFIC by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
東京ラッシュ (2019 Remastering) on Paraiso by Haruomi Hosono & イエロー・マジック・バンド
Rock-A-Bye My Baby on Hosono House by Haruomi Hosono
SPORTS MEN (2018 Yoshinori Sunahara Remastering) on Neue Tanz by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
四面道歌 (2019 Remastering) on Paraiso by Haruomi Hosono & イエロー・マジック・バンド
薔薇と野獣 - New ver. on HOCHONO HOUSE by Haruomi Hosono
ろっかばいまいべいびい - New ver. on HOCHONO HOUSE by Haruomi Hosono
A Doodlin’ Song on 恋愛小説3~You & Me by Tomoyo Harada

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Hochono HouseHaruomi Hosono2019Album
Manbiki Kazoku (Shoplifters) [Original Soundtrack]Haruomi Hosono2018Album
Honey MoonMac Demarco / Haruomi Hosono2018Single
恋は桃色Haruomi Hosono2017Single
Vu Jà DéHaruomi Hosono2017Album
A Night In ChinatownHaruomi Hosono2016Album
Haruomi Hosono x Ryuichi Sakamoto at EX Theater Roppongi 2013.12.21Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto2015Album
Harry Hosono & Tin Pan Alley In ChinatownHaruomi Hosono & Tin Pan Alley2015Album
Heavenly MusicHaruomi Hosono2013Album
HoSoNoVaHaruomi Hosono2011Album
20th Century Box (The Pops Of Haruomi Hosono)Haruomi Hosono2009Compil.
Strange Songbook (Tribute To Haruomi Hosono 2)Haruomi Hosono2008Compil.
グーグーだって猫である / オリジナル・サウンドトラック (George, The Cat) Bande Originale Du FilmHaruomi Hosono, Takuji Aoyagi, Miharu Koshi2008Album
Archives Vol.1 (Beyond Good And Evil)Haruomi Hosono2008Compil.
Flying Saucer 1947Haruomi Hosono & The World Shyness2007Album
Crown Years 1974-1977Haruomi Hosono2007Album
La Maison De HimikoHaruomi Hosono2005Album
Mix FormHaruomi Hosono2004Compil.
Hosono Box 1969-2000Haruomi Hosono2000Album
Wizardly Tour Of Hosono Box 1969-2000Haruomi Hosono2000Compil.
Jado RemixHaruomi Hosono1998Single
Who Wants The Hula-Hoop?Vagabond Cinema Pops Arkestra & Haruomi Hosono1997Album
Interpieces OrganizationHaruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell1996Album
Interpieces OrganizationHaruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell1996Album
だから犬はほえる = Why Dogs Don't Talk AnymoreHaruomi Hosono, Taro Manabe, Kohei Kitayama1996Album
Naga (Music For Monsoon)Haruomi Hosono1995Album
Good SportHaruomi Hosono1995Album
N . D . EHaruomi Hosono1995Album
Mental Sports MixesHaruomi Hosono1993Album
Mental Sports Mixes (DJ Copy Select)Haruomi Hosono1993Album
Medicine Compilation - From The Quiet LodgeHaruomi Hosono1993Album
Medicine MixHaruomi Hosono1993Album
In The '90s - The Michael Brook RemixHaruomi Hosono1992Album
In The '90sHaruomi Hosono / Ryuichi Sakamoto1992Album
Happy Birthday, John: John Lennon 50th BirthdayYoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Motoharu Sano, Haruomi Hosono, Eiki Nonaka1990Album
Best SelectionHaruomi Hosono1990Compil.
BestHaruomi Hosono1989Compil.
Omni Sight SeeingHaruomi Hosono1989Album
Body SnatchersHaruomi Hosono With Friends Of Earth1988Album
Marginal (Soundtrack) - マージナル サウンドトラックHaruomi Hosono, Moro Fukuzawa1988Album
"Calm" The Best Instrumental Music Of Hosono HaruomiHaruomi Hosono1988Compil.
Murasaki Shikibu The Tale Of GenjiHaruomi Hosono1987Album
17 SongsHaruomi Hosono1987Compil.
Mercuric DanceHaruomi Hosono1985Album
Paradise ViewHaruomi Hosono1985Album
Coincidental MusicHaruomi Hosono1985Album
The Endless TalkingHaruomi Hosono1985Album
On The BeachTaeko Ohnuki, Shigeru Suzuki, Haruomi Hosono, Kaze, Yuko Tomita, 山梨鐐平1985Album
MonadHaruomi Hosono1985Album
Nokto De La Galaksia FervojoHaruomi Hosono1985Album
アーリー = EarlyHaruomi Hosono1985Compil.
Best 12Haruomi Hosono1984Compil.
S-F-XHaruomi Hosono With Friends Of Earth1984Album
Haruomi Hosono Presents Making Of Non-Standard MusicHaruomi Hosono1984Album
Super Xevious = スーパー・ゼビウスHaruomi Hosono1984Album
Video Game MusicHaruomi Hosono1984Album
Harry Up Hosono - Haruomi Hosono Best SelectionsHaruomi Hosono1982Compil.
アーリーHaruomi Hosono1982Compil.
夢見る約束Haruomi Hosono1982Single
三国志Haruomi Hosono1982Single
PhilharmonyHaruomi Hosono1982Album
The Aegean SeaHaruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya1979Album
ParaisoHaruomi Hosono And The Yellow Magic Band1978Album
はらいそ / ウオーリー・ビーズHaruomi Hosono1978Single
Special DJ CopyHaruomi Hosono & Yellow Magic Orchestra1978Album
Cochin MoonTadanori Yokoo と Haruomi Hosono1978Album
PacificHaruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita1978Album
北京ダック = Peking DuckHaruomi Hosono, Tin Pan Alley1976Single
Bon Voyage Co. = 泰安洋行Haruomi Hosono1976Album
絹街道 / ハニー・ムーンHaruomi Hosono1975Single
チャタヌガ・チュー・チュー / 100ワットの恋人Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki1975Single
Tropical DandyHaruomi Hosono1975Album
Hosono HouseHaruomi Hosono1973Album
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