February 05, 2011
Cochin Moon - Haruomi Hosono 
Hosono's final 70's solo contribution: the delightfully bizarre Cochin Moon, soundtrack to a space-age Bollywood romance that never was. Bonus design by Japanese pop artist Tadanori Yokoo (see pink tentacle for more Yokoo sleeves).
First few tracks all twittering synth - moon on jungle, sea, birds and night sounds. Playful. Like Hosono's just bought some new circuitry and can't wait to try it out (or maybe credit Sakamoto's enthusiasm, also on synth duties). YMO-ophiles will also want to know that Hideki Matsutake is on the sequencer programming case.
Proceedings wind up with perky Indian electropic-pop on closing two tracks but in truth this is a treat from start to finish.
Oddi wrth y brawd
BTW Track 1. 02:12 - name company who sampled, and did Hosono get paid?