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Haruomi Hosono has reworked his 1973 solo debut, set for re-release this March

Japanese singer-songwriter Haruomi Hosono has announced a new album titled Hochono House, a newly arranged and re-recorded version of his seminal album Hosono House, originally released back in 1973.

Haruomi Hosono is best known for his work alongside Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takashi in the ’70s experimental synth-pop trio Yellow Magic Orchestra. His career as a solo artists spans fourteen albums over four decades; his two most recent albums only being released in the last year.

Japanese avant-garde singer-songwriter Haruomi Hosono has announced news of an album, with a new edition of his 1973 classic Hosono House set for release on March 6.

In recent years, a number of well-known contemporary artists have referenced and paid homage to Hosono in their works, most notably Vampire Weekend whose singe 2021 sampled the Hosono song Talking, and Mac Demarco, who recently released covers of Hosono’s songs Tropical Dandy and Honey MoonDemarco’s album art for was also inspired by Hochono House.

Hosono House was Hosono’s solo album debut, after releasing music with the Japanese folk band Happy End. It predates the first Yellow Magic Orchestra album by five years.

Check out the new version of 薔薇と野獣 (Rose and Beast) below:

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hosono’s major label debut as part of group Japanese psych-prog group Apryl Fool.

US fans will also be treated to a number of shows by the Japanese musician, who kicks off a tour there in May.

Hochono House is set for release on March 6.

Via Pitchfork.

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February 9, 2019

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