- Years active
- since 1977
Pioneering technopop trio, originally formed in 1977 as "Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band".
They were active as Yellow Magic Orchestra (or YMO) from 1978 until 1984, with one reunion album released in 1993.
Years later, Hosono and Takahashi formed the duo "Sketch Show". While on tour, they were frequently joined by Sakamoto.
The newly-reformed trio was first baptized "Human Audio Sponge" (HAS) and then "HAS/YMO" (Human Audio Sponge / Yellow Magic Orchestra).