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9th Feb '16 1:56:01 PM thekeyofe
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-->"I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody, and their stuff together. Okay 3 2 1, Let's Jam."

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-->"I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody, everybody and their stuff together. Okay 3 2 1, Let's Jam."Okay, three, two, one, let's jam!"
13th Jan '16 10:01:20 AM aye_amber
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Yoko Kanno is a famous Japanese]] composer and musician, known primarily for her work on {{anime}} soundtracks. Her name being attached to a project has caused much rejoicing moments for many fans.

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Yoko Kanno is a famous Japanese]] Japanese composer and musician, known primarily for her work on {{anime}} soundtracks. Her name being attached to a project has caused much rejoicing moments for many fans.
2nd Jan '16 3:44:45 AM aye_amber
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* {{Sampling}}: When she does sample, it's usually something intensely obscure, such as opera or underground techno. ''Anime/MacrossPlus'''s "Idol Talk" samples both a 1980's hip hop song by Beside; as well as a phone sex operator's very explicit dialogue, as it appeared on industrial artist Scanner's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?=fe3o9tbs-O0 debut album]] (with the most graphic words edited out.) Some choices are more overt: "Pop Goes the Weasel" and Music/PinkFloyd's "On the Run" made it into two separate ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' songs.

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* {{Sampling}}: When she does sample, it's usually something intensely obscure, such as opera or underground techno. ''Anime/MacrossPlus'''s ''Anime/MacrossPlus''' "Idol Talk" samples both a 1980's hip hop song by Beside; as well as a phone sex operator's very explicit dialogue, as it appeared on industrial artist Scanner's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?=fe3o9tbs-O0 debut album]] (with the most graphic words edited out.) Some choices are more overt: "Pop Goes the Weasel" and Music/PinkFloyd's "On the Run" made it into two separate ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' songs.
2nd Jan '16 3:42:35 AM aye_amber
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-->--'''Alternate John Williams''', ''John and Yoko''

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-->--'''Alternate John Williams''', Williams,''' ''John and Yoko''
Yoko.''



Yoko Kanno is a famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] composer and musician, known primarily for her work on {{anime}} soundtracks. Her name being attached to a project has caused much rejoicing moments for many fans.

Born in Japan in 1964 and having began her career composing {{video game}} soundtracks in the late 1980's, she has written or otherwise contributed to the soundtracks of a large number of anime, including (but not limited to:)

* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' ([[Anime/MacrossPlus Plus]], [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Dynamite 7]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]])
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' (along with ''Music/HajimeMizoguchi'', her former husband)
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (with her backing band ''Music/TheSeatbelts'', probably her most famous and critically acclaimed soundtrack)
* ''Anime/RahXephon'' (she composed the opening song "Hemisphere" and the movie theme ''Tune the Rainbow'', both performed by Creator/MaayaSakamoto)
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'', ''Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG'', and ''Solid State Society'')
* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
* ''Anime/WolfsRain''
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' (as well as its sequel, ''Anime/AquarionEvol'')
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'' (she composed the opening, ''Kiseki no Umi'', performed by Creator/MaayaSakamoto)
* ''Anime/BrainPowerd''
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam''
* ''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon''
* ''Anime/TerrorInResonance''

Besides soundtrack work for movies, TV, anime and video games, Kanno has occasionally ventured into pop music; she has released two solo albums, and has served as producer for several albums from other musicians (including writing at least four of Creator/MaayaSakamoto's albums). She sometimes sings under the pseudonym of "Gabriela Robin," which for many years was her SecretIdentity. She publicly revealed herself as Robin by singing one of Robin's songs at a venue that Robin was slated to perform at, though she has not otherwise publicly acknowledged the alias.

Kanno can write in any genre known to mankind -- and even a few that haven't been invented yet. She is the master of the NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly. Surprisingly enough, she isn't a One Woman Band, something that would make her even more awesome. She is a keyboardist and frontwoman of The Seatbelts, a {{jazz}} fusion band created exclusively for the soundtrack to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.

AlternateUniverse Music/JohnWilliams has [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/memberimages/johnandyoko.wcn.725.gif a shrine dedicated to her.]] A slightly more in-depth biography can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Kanno here,]] and a slightly more in-depth discography can be found [[http://musicbrainz.org/artist/5ffb73c0-b739-4231-ba22-f8d361be1d45.html here.]]

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Yoko Kanno is a famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] composer and musician, known primarily for her work on {{anime}} soundtracks. Her name being attached to a project has caused much rejoicing moments for many fans.

Born in Japan UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} in 1964 and having began her career composing {{video game}} soundtracks in the late 1980's, she has written or otherwise contributed to the soundtracks of a large number of anime, including (but not limited to:)

* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}:'' ([[Anime/MacrossPlus Plus]], [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Dynamite 7]] 7]], and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]])
Frontier]]).
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' (along with ''Music/HajimeMizoguchi'', ''Music/HajimeMizoguchi,'' her former husband)
husband).
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (with her backing band ''Music/TheSeatbelts'', ''Music/TheSeatbelts,'' probably her most famous and critically acclaimed soundtrack)
soundtrack).
* ''Anime/RahXephon'' (she composed the opening song "Hemisphere" and the movie theme ''Tune the Rainbow'', Rainbow,'' both performed by Creator/MaayaSakamoto)
Creator/MaayaSakamoto).
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' (''[[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]]'', Complex,]]'' ''Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG'', GIG,'' and ''Solid State Society'')
* ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna''
''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna.''
* ''Anime/WolfsRain''
''Anime/WolfsRain.''
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' (as well as its sequel, ''Anime/AquarionEvol'')
''Anime/AquarionEvol'').
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
''Anime/DarkerThanBlack.''
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'' (she composed the opening, ''Kiseki no Umi'', Umi,'' performed by Creator/MaayaSakamoto)
* ''Anime/BrainPowerd''
''Anime/BrainPowerd.''
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam''
''Anime/TurnAGundam.''
* ''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon''
''Manga/SakamichiNoApollon.''
* ''Anime/TerrorInResonance''

''Anime/TerrorInResonance.''

Besides soundtrack work for movies, TV, anime anime, and video games, Kanno has occasionally ventured into pop music; she has released two solo albums, and has served as producer for several albums from other musicians (including writing at least four of Creator/MaayaSakamoto's albums). She sometimes sings under the pseudonym of "Gabriela Robin," which for many years was her SecretIdentity. She publicly revealed herself as Robin by singing one of Robin's songs at a venue that Robin was slated to perform at, though she has not otherwise publicly acknowledged the alias.

Kanno can write in any genre known to mankind -- and even a few that haven't been invented yet. She is the master of the NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly. Surprisingly enough, she isn't a One Woman Band, something that would make her even more awesome. She is a keyboardist and frontwoman of The Seatbelts, a {{jazz}} fusion band created exclusively for the soundtrack to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.

''Anime/CowboyBebop.''

AlternateUniverse Music/JohnWilliams has [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/memberimages/johnandyoko.wcn.725.gif a shrine dedicated to her.]] A slightly more in-depth biography can be found [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Kanno here,]] and a slightly more in-depth discography can be found [[http://musicbrainz.org/artist/5ffb73c0-b739-4231-ba22-f8d361be1d45.html here.]]



!!Tropes associated with Yoko Kanno:

* GenreRoulette: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s soundtracks are a perfect example of this. While the series' music is anchored around bebop and {{blues}}, Kanno spun the wheel and added HardRock, drum and bass, {{chiptune}} and HipHop to the score (not to mention several forms of jazz other than bebop.)

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!!Tropes !! Tropes associated with Yoko Kanno:

* GenreRoulette: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s soundtracks are a perfect example of this. While the series' music is anchored around bebop and {{blues}}, Kanno spun the wheel and added HardRock, drum and bass, {{chiptune}} {{chiptune}}, and HipHop to the score (not to mention several forms of jazz other than bebop.)



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Expect even her most cohesive works to cross-pollinate genres at some point.
* SecretIdentity: ''Gabriela Robin''. This was pretty much an OpenSecret for years, though Kanno has not explicitly confirmed nor denied this. In 2009, she announced that Robin would perform in front of a live audience for the first time. During said concert, after conducting the orchestra, Kanno turned around and sung Robin's song "Moon" from ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. This was her only public acknowledgement of her secret identity.
* {{Sampling}}: When she does sample, it's usually something intensely obscure, such as opera or underground techno. ''Anime/MacrossPlus''[='=]s "Idol Talk" samples both a 1980s hip hop song by Beside; as well as a phone sex operator's very explicit dialogue, as it appeared on industrial artist Scanner's [[https://youtu.be/fe3o9tbs-O0?t=3m5s debut album]] (with the most graphic words edited out.) Some choices are more overt: "Pop Goes the Weasel" and PinkFloyd's "On the Run" made it into two separate ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' songs.
* SpeakingSimlish: Kanno has written gibberish lyrics for several of her soundtracks and most of these are sung by ''Gabriela Robin''. Her use of it in ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is credited to the Zentraedi race present in that work.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Expect even her most cohesive works to cross-pollinate cross pollinate genres at some point.
* SecretIdentity: ''Gabriela Robin''. Robin.'' This was pretty much an OpenSecret for years, though Kanno has not explicitly confirmed nor denied this. In 2009, she announced that Robin would perform in front of a live audience for the first time. During said concert, after conducting the orchestra, Kanno turned around and sung Robin's song "Moon" from ''Anime/TurnAGundam''. ''Anime/TurnAGundam.'' This was her only public acknowledgement of her secret identity.
* {{Sampling}}: When she does sample, it's usually something intensely obscure, such as opera or underground techno. ''Anime/MacrossPlus''[='=]s ''Anime/MacrossPlus'''s "Idol Talk" samples both a 1980s 1980's hip hop song by Beside; as well as a phone sex operator's very explicit dialogue, as it appeared on industrial artist Scanner's [[https://youtu.be/fe3o9tbs-O0?t=3m5s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?=fe3o9tbs-O0 debut album]] (with the most graphic words edited out.) Some choices are more overt: "Pop Goes the Weasel" and PinkFloyd's Music/PinkFloyd's "On the Run" made it into two separate ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' songs.
* SpeakingSimlish: Kanno has written gibberish lyrics for several of her soundtracks and most of these are sung by ''Gabriela Robin''. Robin.'' Her use of it in ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is credited to the Zentraedi race present in that work.



-->"I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and their stuff together. Okay 3 2 1, Let's Jam."

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-->"I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody everybody, and their stuff together. Okay 3 2 1, Let's Jam."
25th Dec '15 6:14:08 PM Gamermaster
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** The ''big'' exception to this trope is her most famous piece, ''Anime/Cowboy Bebop'''s "Tank!"

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** The ''big'' exception to this trope is her most famous piece, ''Anime/Cowboy Bebop'''s ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s "Tank!"
21st Oct '15 2:37:07 PM madius
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabillyNeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Expect even her most cohesive works to cross-pollinate genres at some point.


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* {{Sampling}}: When she does sample, it's usually something intensely obscure, such as opera or underground techno. ''Anime/MacrossPlus''[='=]s "Idol Talk" samples both a 1980s hip hop song by Beside; as well as a phone sex operator's very explicit dialogue, as it appeared on industrial artist Scanner's [[https://youtu.be/fe3o9tbs-O0?t=3m5s debut album]] (with the most graphic words edited out.) Some choices are more overt: "Pop Goes the Weasel" and PinkFloyd's "On the Run" made it into two separate ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' songs.
5th Oct '15 11:37:36 AM WillKeaton
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* GenreRoulette: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s soundtracks are a perfect example of this. While the series' music is anchored around bebop and {{blues}}, Kanno spun the wheel and added HardRock, drum and bass, {{chiptune}} and HipHop to the score (not to mention several other forms of jazz than bebop.)

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* GenreRoulette: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s soundtracks are a perfect example of this. While the series' music is anchored around bebop and {{blues}}, Kanno spun the wheel and added HardRock, drum and bass, {{chiptune}} and HipHop to the score (not to mention several other forms of jazz other than bebop.)
23rd Jul '15 3:55:42 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/ZankyouNoTerror''

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* ''Anime/ZankyouNoTerror''
''Anime/TerrorInResonance''
7th Mar '15 2:42:29 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'' ([[Anime/MacrossPlus Plus]], [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Dynamite 7]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]])

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* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' ([[Anime/MacrossPlus Plus]], [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Dynamite 7]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]])
24th Feb '15 3:17:52 PM WillKeaton
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AlternateUniverse Music/JohnWilliams has [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/memberimages/johnandyoko.wcn.725.gif a shrine dedicated to her.]] A slightly more in-depth biography can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Kanno here]], and a slightly more in-depth discography can be found [[http://musicbrainz.org/artist/5ffb73c0-b739-4231-ba22-f8d361be1d45.html here.]]

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AlternateUniverse Music/JohnWilliams has [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/memberimages/johnandyoko.wcn.725.gif a shrine dedicated to her.]] A slightly more in-depth biography can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Kanno here]], here,]] and a slightly more in-depth discography can be found [[http://musicbrainz.org/artist/5ffb73c0-b739-4231-ba22-f8d361be1d45.html here.]]
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