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The song is "Dreaming Machine," which was on Hirasawa Susumu's 1990 album The Ghost in Science. The song recently reappeared with a different (and even more fabulous) arrangement on his 2010 Hen-Gen-Ji-Zai album.

平沢進 - "夢見る機械"


モンゴルからスカラープールへ
ナイルの砂塵よりテクタイトを探知する技師を訪ねよう
4Uサイズのアタッシュケースを磁北に向け
グレートブラボーボックスのアースを持って構える

雲一転にわか晴れて
音もなく奮うのは心

コマンド1として月の運行に手拍子で参加
窮地の少年よ わたしを呼びたまえ

エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて
エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて

ナヴァホの聖地へはテロートマトンで行こう
続出するバグは助手のトラウマが原因であり
激励こそ最良のメンテナンスである
グレートブラボーボックスの拡張スロットに アモール・バッファーを差し込む

雲一転にわか晴れて
音もなく奮うのは心

コマンド2として心をイヨマンテの矢じりに置く
とらわれの娘よ わたしを訪ねたまえ

エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて
エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて

スカラープールからペルーへはヒエロニムスの回路を通る
トパーズ18フォンツにホピ族の母をかくまう事は可能だ
デラワーカメラでスナップショットを1枚 1億年前のリセットを思う

雲一転にわか晴れて
音もなく奮うのは心

最終コマンドとして導線コイルのトーテムに一礼する
苦難の助手よ わたしに続きたまえ

エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて
エントロピー ネゲントロピー
磁場を縫って走れ
八百万の谷越えて


Hirasawa Susumu - "Yumemiru Kikai"

Mongoru kara sukaraa puuru e
Nairu no sajin yori tekutaito o tanchi suru gishi o tazuneyou
Yon-yuu saizu no atasshu keesu o jihoku ni muke
Gureeto buraboo bokkusu no aasu o motte kamaeru


Kumo itten niwaka harete
Oto mo naku furuu no wa kokoro


Komando ichi to shite tsuki no unkou ni tebyoushi de sanka
Kyuuchi no shounen yo Watashi o yobitamae


Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete
Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete


Navaho no seichi e wa terootomaton de ikou
Zokushutsu suru bagu wa joshu no torauma ga genin de ari
Gekirei koso sairyou no mentenansu de aru
Gureeto bruaboo bokkusu no kakuchou surotto ni amooru baffaa o sashikomu


Kumo itten niwaka harete
Oto mo naku furuu no wa kokoro


Komando ni to shite kokoro o iyomante no yajiri ni oku
Toraware no musume yo Watashi o tazunetamae


Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete
Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete


Sukaraa puuru kara peruu e wa hieronimasu no kairo o tooru
Topaazu juuhachi fontsu ni hopizoku no haha o kakumau koto wa kanou da
Derawaa kamera de sunappushotto o ichimai ichiokunen mae no risetto o omou


Kumo itten niwaka harete
Oto mo naku furuu no wa kokoro


Saishuu komando to shite dousen koiru no tootemu ni ichirei suru
Kuunan no joshu yo Watashi ni tsuzukitamae

Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete
Entoropii negentoropii
Jiba o nutte hashire
Yaoyorozu no tani koete




Hirasawa Susumu - "Dreaming Machine"


Explanations in footnotes below; explanatory links where appropriate.


From Mongolia to the scalar pool1
Let's visit the technician2 who detects tektites in dust clouds from the Nile
Point the 4U-sized attache case toward magnetic north
And prepare yourself while holding the Great Bravo Box's earth

Suddenly the clouds clear away
The heart silently gathers itself

For command #1, participate in the orbit of the moon by clapping your hands
Boy with a dilemma, please call me

Entropy! Negentropy!
Run, weaving your way through the magnetic field
Crossing myriad valleys
Entropy! Negentropy!
Run, weaving your way through the magnetic field
Crossing myriad valleys

Let's ride to the sacred land of the Navajo on a telautomaton
The recurrent bugs are caused by my assistant's trauma
Encouragement is itself the ideal form of maintenance
I insert the Amor Buffer3 into the expansion slot of the Great Bravo Box

Suddenly the clouds clear away
The heart silently gathers itself

For command #2, I place my heart on an arrowhead in the Iomante ceremony
Captive girl, please visit me4

Entropy! Negentropy!
Run, weaving your way through the magnetic field
Crossing myriad valleys
Entropy! Negentropy!
Run, weaving your way through the magnetic field
Crossing myriad valleys

On my way to Peru from the scalar pool, I pass through Hieronymous's circuit
It is possible to harbor the mother of the Hopi within a Topaz 18 font5
Take one snapshot with De la Warr's camera
I consider the reset that took place 100 million years ago6

Suddenly the clouds clear away
The heart silently gathers itself

For the final command, I bow to the totem of the conducting wire coil7
My assistant of suffering,8 please continue for me.


Notes:
1. The only reference to scalar pools I've found is in programming (C++). This page, for example, says "Use of a scalar deletion to return array storage allocated from the array pool to the scalar pool is likely to end in disaster." The sense of movement of data within a machine seems to fit the song.

2. "Engineer" would also work. I like "technician" for the sound, though.

3. "Amor Buffer" (love buffer) also happens to be the song preceding this one on the album.

4. The Iomante ceremony involves the sacrifice of a young, tied-up bear to send it off to the gods.

5. The Topaz font was apparently widely used on Amiga computers, which Hirasawa adores. As for the Hopi mother, a note in that P-model Music Industrial Wastes book mentions that the "mother of the Hopi" is the Earth.

6. Incidentally, bees first appeared 100 million years ago. Assuming the song is set in the present (which it probably is not), 100 million years ago puts us in the end of the Early Cretaceous period, also known as the Albian age.

7. "Typically an inductor is a conducting wire shaped as a coil, the loops helping to create a strong magnetic field inside the coil." If this is also a totem, does that mean the machine recognizes the inductor as its ancestor?

8. I couldn't decide whether it's "suffering assistant" or "assistant of suffering." Maybe both?
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