Neuromantic (album)

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Neuromantic
Studio album by Yukihiro Takahashi
Released 1981
Genre Electronic (dance, electro), experimental, new wave, rock (pop, synth), synthpop, traditional Japanese music
Length 40:38
Label Alfa
Producer Yukihiro Takahashi
Yukihiro Takahashi chronology
Murdered by the Music
(1980)
Neuromantic
(1981)
What? Me Worry? (album)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Neuromantic is Yukihiro Takahashi's self-produced 1981 album and featured his YMO colleagues Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto on keyboards. Tony Mansfield and Phil Manzanera also played on the album.The title of William Gibson's novel "Neuromancer" is inspired by this album's title.[citation needed] which is a pun on the early 1980s British fashion movement, the New Romantics.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Peter Barakan and Yukihiro Takahashi, except were noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Glass"     6:03
2. "Grand Espoir (大いなる希望 Ōinaru Kibō?)"   Yukihiro Takahashi (music)
Haruomi Hosono (lyrics)
Peter Barakan (lyrical translation)
4:38
3. "Connection"     5:05
4. "New (Red) Roses (神経質な赤いバラ Shinkeishitsuna Akai Bara?)"   Yukihiro Takahashi 3:49
5. "Extra-Ordinary (非・凡 Hi-Bon?)"     4:26
6. "Drip Dry Eyes"   Yukihiro Takahashi (music)
Chris Mosdell (lyrics)
5:31
7. "Curtains"   Ryuichi Sakamoto (music)
Yukihiro Takahashi, Peter Barakan (lyrics)
3:41
8. "Charge"   Yukihiro Takahashi 2:34
9. "Something in the Air (予感 Yokan?)"     4:51

Personnel[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Shoro Kawazoe - executive producer
  • Yukimasa Okumura - artwork
  • Hiromi Kanai - artwork
  • Tomohiro Itami - artwork
  • Mitsuo Koike - engineer
  • Steve Nye - engineer, mixing
  • Ian Little - assistant engineer
  • Renata Blauel - assistant engineer
  • Yoshifumi Ito - assistant engineer
  • Masayoshi Sukita - Photography
  • Sheila Rock - Photography
  • Kazusuke Obi - artist relations
  • Hiroshi Kato - recording coordination
  • Toshi Yajima - recording coordination
  • Lorraine Kinman - stylist
  • Takeshi Fujii - equipment
  • Peter Barakan - management
  • Yoichi Ito - management

References[edit]

Neuromantic at AllMusic