Harry "Haruomi" Hosono

Mental Sports Mixes

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This is a set of remixes of tracks drawn from Hosono's ambient pop album Omni Sight Seeing and his more purely ambient Medicine Compilation, reworked by a similar roster to the YMO in the '90s series. The lineup includes the Orb, Graham Massey, Bomb the Bass, and Something Wonderful but, on the whole, this is a very subdued affair, rarely coming to a boil. Too often they are like Something Wonderful's mix of "Orgone Box," piddling around with a few sounds until the time is up. Bomb the Bass' "Laugh Gas" starts to funk up the mix, but doesn't seem to know what to do when it gets there. Better to stick with the original albums.

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