Fantastic Plastic Machine

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Fantastic Plastic Machineis the stage name ofTomoyuki Tanaka(田中知之,Tanaka Tomoyuki, born March 13, 1967), a Japanese musician and DJ born in Kyoto , Japan. Tanaka is considered to be part of the Shibuya-kei movement, drawing heavily from bossa nova , lounge music , soft rock , and French pop ,incorporating many other types of music.

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 Fantastic Plastic Machine's History

The Fantastic Plastic Machine(1997) andLuxury(1998), were critically acclaimed and gained him international recognition.The albums were distributed in the United States under the Emperor Norton label, and in Europe on the Bungalow label. In Japan, he is currently under the Cutting Edge label.

Tanaka hosted a pop culture show on national radio, and in 2004 he hosted another radio show called "Sound Concierge". He also once served as the editor for the Japanese fashion magazineBrutus.[citation needed]

Tanaka's song "Electric Lady Land" has been featured on the movie soundtrack ofThe Girl Next Door. He has also been featured on some of DJ Stephane Pompougnac 's Hôtel Costes CD series. His song "Bachelor Pad (f.p.m. edit)" was featured on theAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Mesoundtrack. A short edit of his song "Beautiful Days" is featured on the Japanese music game beatmania IIDX 6th Style . Also, "Theme of Luxury", "S'Il Vous Plait" and " There Must Be an Angel " (the last song features Lorraine Bowen ) are heard in the British sitcomSpacedas well as on the accompanying soundtrack CD . In 2003, his "Different Colors" was featured in a Louis Vuitton commercial created by superflat artist Takashi Murakami . The commercial featured a panda that eats a girl and her cell phone; the three are then transported into an ethereal Louis Vuitton world. This commercial played in Louis Vuitton stores in Japan.[citation needed]

Tanaka is currently involved in Ravex , a collaboration with fellow Avex DJs Shinichi Osawa and Taku Takahashi established to mark 20 years of the label. Their debut albumTraxwas released on 8 April 2009, and follows the release of the singlesI Rave UandBelieve in Love - feat BoA.

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 Fantastic Plastic Machine's Discography

Singles and EPs
Albums
Compilations and remixes
  • International Standard FPM Luxury Remixes [F](1999)
  • International Standard FPM Luxury Remixes [P](1999)
  • International Standard FPM Luxury Remixes [M](1999)
  • Style #09/Dancing at the Disco at the End of the World(1999)
  • Very Best of FPM in the Mix (mixed by Tatsuo Sunaga)(2000)
  • Contact(2001)
  • Les Plus(2001)
  • Space Program(2001)
  • Why Not?(2002)
  • Zoo(2003)
  • Sound Concierge #401 Do Not Disturb(2004)
  • Sound Concierge #402 Four Kicks Adventure(2004)
  • Sound Concierge #403 Air Conditioning(2004)
  • Sound Concierge #404 Electric Carnival(2004)
  • Dimension Mix: A Tribute to Bruce Haack(2005) Track: "I'm Bruce"
  • Sound Concierge #501 Blanket(2005)
  • Sound Concierge #502 Tell Me for Your Delightful Moment(2005)
  • Sound Concierge Annex Contemporary Love Songs(2005)
  • FPMB: Fantastic Plastic Machine Best(2007)
  • Sound Concierge #701 Super Romantic for your moments in love(2007)
  • Sound Concierge #702 Electric Heaven for hyper discothèque(2007)
  • Sound Concierge Japan "Japanese Lyric Dance"(2008)
  • "RavexTrax" (2008)
  • House☆Disney(2009)
  • Versus. Japanese Rock vs. FPM(2010)
  • and a calendar, which displaystilt-shiftedvideos from different locations in Japan.

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 Fantastic Plastic Machine's References

  1. Bush, John. "Biography: Fantastic Plastic Machine". AMG. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  2. IMO Records "Fantastic Plastic Machine Biography" Archived 5 September 2012 at Archive.is, IMO Records,Retrieved on 11 February 2012.
  3. Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1999-03-27). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 
  4. Uniqlock.
  5. Uniqlo Calendar[permanent dead link].

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