J-pop trio Perfume’s GAME shot to the top of Japanese music charts and turned the Hiroshima trio into a household name. It was also a high point for techno-pop, the genre’s biggest album since the heyday of Yellow Magic Orchestra. This entry in the 33 1/3 series looks at its impact, and the history leading to it.
The prolific Japanese electronic artist, who bridges the gap between traditional music from his home country with modern touches, talks with Patrick St. Michel about drawing from the past, nature and his nation’s government. [...]