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  • Isao Tomita RIP

    Another great departed
    Those albums on RCA are quite easy to find and guaranteed to have something of interest for anyone into electronica.

    http://www.synthtopia.com/content/20...the-age-of-84/
    "THIS IS A FINE TAPE AND BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR WHEN THE MUSIC WORLD WAS GOOD AND NOT FOULED UP BY THE LONG HAIR SCURVES WHO JUST BEAT WILDLY ON ANYTHING AND COME UP WITH A LOT OF STUPID NOISE THat only damnfools and liars say they like it"

  • #2
    Yep, Common as anything but all have something worth listening to on if you are into analogue synths. I've never been tempted to get rid of any. Sad news indeed, a true pioneer. RIP.
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    • #3
      Yeah, I was always surprised at how many of his albums you'd find around in the UK, really ahead of the game with stuff like sequencing. Were classical heads feeling his stuff back in the day?

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      • #4
        A true colossus of Electronic composition. Rest in Peace maestro
        sigpicRock on Penderyn

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        • #5
          Loved his stuff - still buy 'em if I see 'em - performing Debussy on anything other than the instruments the music was scored for is notoriously difficult, but Tomita did a fine job in my opinion - he'll be missed.
          you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Striker View Post
            Were classical heads feeling his stuff back in the day?
            Embraced as fresh to some, sacrilege to others. Hi Fi enthusiasts were keen.



            Some of this is proper genius.

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            • #7
              I'll never forget hearing the astronaut voices at the start of The Planets' Jupiter. I love the classical version but have loved the Tomita version ever since I heard it. Picked up another couple of his albums last night as part of a 3 for 500 yen deal that also included a playable copy of one of my holy grails, The Snow 12" by Coil ...
              "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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              • #8
                !

                This is a great track from his Japanese only Catastrophy 1999 LP - mix of more conventional instrumentation with ethereal electronics - which seems something of an anomaly. Only thing of his I retained after picking up those other LPs ...also recently reissued

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