Haruomi Hosono’s Omni Sight Seeing and Medicine Compilation LPs reissued

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Celebrating the Yellow Magic Orchestra member’s musical legacy .

Haruomi Hosono’s Omni Sight Seeing and Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge albums are being reissued on vinyl, via Great Tracks / Sony Japan this November.

Read more: Haruomi Hosono’s vibrant sound explorations

Released in 1989, Omni Sight Seeing fused ’80s electronic pop with notes of Japanese Min’yō, Algerian rai, American jazz, and what Hosono termed extraterrestrial ‘ether music’.

Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge was originally released in 1993, and saw Hosono diving into soothing ambient with meditative percussion.

Alongside Omni Sight Seeing and Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge, Great Tracks / Sony Japan also reissued Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa and Masataka Matsutoy’s 1979 album The Aegean Sea, earlier this year.

Pre-order Omni Sight Seeing here, and Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge here, in advance of their 20th November release; check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Omni Sight Seeing

1. Andadura
2. Orgone Box
3. Ohenro-san
4. Caravan
5. Retort
6. Laugh-Gas
7. Korendor
8. Pleocene

Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge

1. Laughter Meditation
2. Honey Moon
3. Deira
4. Quiet Lodge Edit
5. Medicine Mix
6. Sand Storm Edit
7. Mabui Dance #2
8. Aiwoiwaiaou
9. Armenian Orientation
10. Ambient Meditation #3