The Fantastic Plastic Machine (album)

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The Fantastic Plastic Machine
The Fantastic Plastic Machine Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Fantastic Plastic Machine
Released October 10, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre
Length 58:10
Label
Producer
Fantastic Plastic Machine chronology
The Fantastic Plastic Machine
(1997)
Summer Review EP
(1998)Summer Review EP1998

The Fantastic Plastic Machine is the debut studio album by Japanese musician Fantastic Plastic Machine. It was released on October 10, 1997 in Japan by Readymade Records. The album was later released on April 24, 1998 in Europe by Bungalow Records and on September 15, 1998 in the United States by Emperor Norton Records.

The Fantastic Plastic Machine draws from several musical styles, including bossa nova, 1960s French pop, and electronica.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Steve Huey of AllMusic called The Fantastic Plastic Machine "a delightful, infectious album that's not only hooky as all get-out, but also rewards repeated listening", citing it as "one of the best albums to come out of the Japanese club-pop movement".[1] In 2011, the album was included in LA Weekly's "beginner's guide" to Shibuya-kei music.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bon Voyage"Tomoyuki Tanaka0:42
2."L'aventure Fantastique"
  • Tanaka
  • Takeo Sasada
3:03
3."Steppin' Out"Joe Jackson5:30
4."Bachelor Pad" (F.P.M. Edit)4:47
5."Fantastic Plastic World"
  • Tanaka
  • Laila France
  • Mikado Koyanagi
5:51
6."Dear Mr. Salesman"
  • Tanaka
  • Sasada
  • Tetsushi Hiruma
  • Toshiyuki Yasuda
4:14
7."Allen Ginsberg"
  • Tanaka
  • Yasuaki Shimizu
3:58
8."First Class '77"
  • Tanaka
  • Yoshinori Sunahara
6:44
9."Philter (In Viaggio Attraverso L'Australia)"Piero Piccioni5:19
10."Please, Stop!"
  • Tanaka
  • Yukihiro Fukutomi
4:41
11."Pura Saudade (Nova Bossa Nova)"
  • Tanaka
  • Sasada
  • Pat Cerqueira
4:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Fantastic Plastic Machine – Fantastic Plastic Machine". AllMusic. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (April 13, 2011). "Japanese Indie Pop: The Beginner's Guide to Shibuya-Kei". LA Weekly. Retrieved May 4, 2018.