Neuromantic (album)

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Neuromantic
Yukihiro Takahashi - Neuromantic album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 24, 1981 (1981-05-24)
RecordedMarch – May 1981
Studio
Genre
Length40:38
LabelAlfa, ¥EN
ProducerYukihiro Takahashi
Yukihiro Takahashi chronology
Murdered by the Music
(1980)
Neuromantic
(1981)
What? Me Worry?
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

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 where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Glass"  6:03
2."Grand Espoir" (大いなる希望 Ōinaru Kibō)Haruomi Hosono, BarakanHosono4:38
3."Connection"  5:05
4."New (Red) Roses" (神経質な赤いバラ Shinkeishitsuna Akai Bara)instrumentalTakahashi, Kenji Omura3:49
5."Extra-Ordinary" (非・凡 Hi-Bon)  4:26
6."Drip Dry Eyes"Chris Mosdell 5:31
7."Curtains" Ryuichi Sakamoto3:41
8."Charge"instrumental 2:34
9."Something in the Air" (予感 Yokan)  4:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Yukihiro Takahashi – vocals, drums, keyboards, mixing
  • Haruomi Hosono – keyboards
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – keyboards
  • Kenji Omura and Phil Manzanera – guitars
  • Tony Mansfield – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Andy Mackay – saxophones, oboe
  • Hideki Matsutake – computer programming and operation
  • 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

References[edit]