Friday, September 25, 2009

Solid state survivors

107. Yellow Magic Orchestra - "Rydeen" (Alfa Records, 1980)

Yes, this sounds like video game music, the fast, jaunty rhythms, and simple yet epic instrumental melodies. But I'd like to think that even if 8-bit video game music (which, to make the obvious point, was inspired in part by YMO, not the other way around) didn't end up sounding like "Rydeen", this song would still seem like the perfect jam to ride out to while running in a straight line and shooting aliens and robots with futuristic weaponry.

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