Logic System is a musical project of Hideki Matsutake (b. August 12, 1951 Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese composer, arranger, and computer programmer. In 1981, Matsutake formed 'Logic System' with Makoto Irie and Ryo Kawakami. They released the first album "Logic" and toured other Asian countries several times. Hideki Matsutake worked as an assistant for Isao Tomita in the 70's and is well-known as the sequencer programmer and modular synthesizer operator for the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), but he wasn't a member of YMO.
In 1981, Matsutake formed 'Logic System' with Makoto Irie and Ryo Kawakami. They released the first album "Logic" and toured other Asian countries several times.
Hideki Matsutake worked as an assistant for Isao Tomita in the 70's and is well-known as the sequencer programmer and modular synthesizer operator for the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), but he wasn't a member of YMO. He worked on several of their albums and toured with his huge collection of synths. He also did sequencing work for numerous technopop albums for other artists, particularily in the early 80's. In 1996 he performed in a big concert event organized by Isao Tomita and was also guest on Towa Tei albums. On his website is a huge number of MIDI files he released, with some of YMO's original songs.
Matsutake is currently Chairman of Japan Synthesizer Programmers Association (JSPA).
LOGIC SYSTEM albums:
1.) 1981: LOGIC
2.) 1982: VENUS
3.) 1983: ORIENT EXPRESS
4.) 1991: TO-GEN-KYO
5.) 1992: SPACE POLYPHONY
6.) 1993: KANDOH EXPRESS VOL.1
7.) 1993: MYSTERY OF LIFE (Kandoh Express Vol.2)
8.) 2003: THE HISTORY OF LOGIC SYSTEM (best of "logic","venus" & "orient express")
9.) 2003: PATCHWORKS
10) 2005: EVERYTHING IS IN THE NATURE
11) 2008: TANSU MATRIX
HIDEKI MATSUTAKE albums:
1.) 1978: The Fantasia (the invitation to the stars)
2.) 1978: The Infinitive Space Octave
3.) 1979: EDO
4.) 1979: Digital Moon
5.) 1999: Contrast: EDO II
6.) 2003: SEQUENTIAL WORK
AS A PROGRAMMER, SEQUENCER, PRODUCER, TECHNICIAN:
Hideki has worked with artist like: Bill Nelson,
Towa Tei, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sandii & The Sunsetz, Susan, The Beatniks,
Masami Tsuchiya, Haruomi Hosono, Moon Riders, Miharu Koshi and more...
Matsutake also appeared on two very early albums as a programmer in 1976.
This was on "Pop Memories on Moog III", "The Beatles on Moog" and "Pyramid Power".
HIDEKI MATSUTAKE was also involved in these projects and recordings:
AKIHABARA ELECTRIC CIRCUS: Hideki Matsutake, Jun Irie and Takhashi Matsumoto
Soundtrack for games mainly.
"Toy Music" 1988
"Super Mario Bros 3" 1988
"Toy Music 2-Fire Emblem" 1990
BEAT MUSIK: Hideki Matsutake and Jinsei Tsuji
1993: "BAPPONTEKI SEIJI KAIKAKO"
1997: "NEW WALL"
2006: Logic System / Hideki Matsutake - "Nature/Stop Rokkasho" (15.41)
Stop Rokkasho is a project run by the Japanese NGO Boomerang Net and headed up by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. In order to bring attention to the nuclear reprocessing plant in Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture, they get artists to contribute songs and other art to the cause. The music and other media is available at the public website and as pod casts. The media is licensed to be freely distributable.
Hideki Matsutake contributed to this project with the track "Nature/Stop Rokkasho".
Logic System Official Site: http://www.midipal.co.jp/~logic/