Neuromantic (album)

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Neuromantic
Yukihiro Takahashi - Neuromantic album cover.jpg
Studio album by Yukihiro Takahashi
Released May 24, 1981 (1981-05-24)
Recorded March – May 1981
Studio
Genre
Length 40:38
Label Alfa, ¥EN
Producer Yukihiro Takahashi
Yukihiro Takahashi chronology
Murdered by the Music
(1980)Murdered by the Music1980
Neuromantic
(1981)
What? Me Worry?
(1982)What? Me Worry?1982
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Review scores
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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 lyrics written by Yukihiro Takahashi and Peter Barakan; all music composed by Takahashi, except were noted.

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

Personnel[edit]

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

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