The Fantastic Plastic Machine (album)

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The Fantastic Plastic Machine
Studio album by Fantastic Plastic Machine
Released October 10, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Electronica, trip hop, breakbeat, shibuya-kei
Length 58:10
Label JP: Readymade Records
US: Emperor Norton
EU: Bungalow Records
Producer Takeo Sasada
Yukihiro Fukitomi
Fantastic Plastic Machine chronology
The Fantastic Plastic Machine
(1997)
Summer Review EP
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Fantastic Plastic Machine is the debut album by Fantastic Plastic Machine, and was released in 1997. A light, bouncy and cheerful-sounding album, it is known for its heavy drawing from bossa nova, 1960s-era French pop and electronica. The album is considered by many to be a masterpiece of Shibuya-kei music, and it strongly defined the artist's sound.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bon Voyage" – 0:42
  2. "L'aventure Fantastique" – 3:03
  3. "Dear Mr. Salesman" – 4:14
  4. "Bachelor Pad <FPM edit>" – 4:47
  5. "Fantastic Plastic World <voice'n'baroque>" – 5:51
  6. "Steppin' Out" – 5:30
  7. "Allen Ginsberg" – 3:58
  8. "First Class '77" – 6:44
  9. "Philter <In Viaggio Attraverso L'Australia>" – 5:19
  10. "Please, Stop!" – 4:41
  11. "Pura Saudade <Nova Bossa Nova>" – 4:34
  12. "Dear Mr. Salesman <DJ Me DJ You remix>" – 3:45 *
  13. "Pura Saudade <optiganally mix>" – 5:02 *

*Bonus tracks on the U.S. and European releases

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