Yukihiro Takahashi of Y.M.O. certainly doesn’t crank out all that many solo albums these days. I think I am missing a few, but here’s a basic list of known titles since 1990:
CD BROADCAST FROM HEAVEN EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-5647
1990 10 TRKS
CD DAY IN THE NEXT LIFE, A EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-6032
1991 10 TRKS
CD NIGHT IN THE NEXT LIFE, A EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-6246
1991 16 TRKS Live
CD LIFETIME, HAPPY TIME EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-6431
1992 11 TRKS
CD HEART OF HURT EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-6896
1992 12 TRKS
CD AHIRU NO UTA GA KIKOETE KURU YO CONSIPIO JPN COCD-9203
1993 18 TRKS O.S.T.
CD MR. Y.T. EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-8601
1994 10 TRKS
CD I’M NOT IN LOVE (BEST OF ’88 – ’95) EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-8968
1995 16 TRK Collection, slipcase
CD PORTRAIT WITH NO NAME EASTWORLD JPN TOCT-9695
1996 10 TRKS
CD5 TOUCH OF LOVE, A CONSIPIO JPN AGCA-50001
1997 4 TRK CD Single CD5
CD5 SIGH OF GHOST, A CONSIPIO JPN AGCA-10007
1997 6 TRK CD EP CD5
CD PULSE x PULSE CONSIPIO JPN AGCA-10008
1997 6 TRKS mylar insert
12″ PULSE REMIX (12″ x 3) CONSIPIO JPN AGJA-70002
1998 11 TRK EP; #8147, insert, FPM etc.
CD DEAREST FOOL, THE CONSIPIO JPN ACGA-10019
1999 10 TRKS
CD FOOL ON EARTH CONSIPIO JPN COCD-9237
2000 7 TRK Remix Collection
CD ALL STAR REMIXES CONSIPIO JPN COCD-9247
2001 8 TRK Collection
CD DOG SMILED, A CONSIPIO JPN AGCA-1007
2002 15 TRK Collection, ’97-’99
CD BLUE MOON BLUE TOSHIBA JPN TOCT-25939
2006 12 TRKS
Of course, Takahashi was also active with Haruomi Hosono, as Sketch Show during this period. And next June, Y.M.O. are scheduled to play at the Hollywood Bowl here in L.A.!
While it’s true that his catalogue gets bogged down with remix titles, soundtracks and live albums, there are still quite a few original new works here! There’s also apparently an SA-CD for “A Dog Smiled”, but I have never seen a copy, of course!
“Pulse x Pulse” was pretty good, as I recall – very 90’s electronica in style, it had a great guest female vocalist – and the remix vinyl of it nearly doubled the number of songs!
So, solid drummer and a great vocalist – the voice of Y.M.O.!