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|1. Snowflakes Are Dancing|
|3. Gardens in the Rain|
|4. Clair de Lune, No. 3"|
|5. Arabesque No. 1|
|6. The Engulfed Cathedral|
|8. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair|
|9. Golliwogg's Cakewalk|
|10. Footprints in the Snow|
|11. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun|
High Performance 24/96 remastering of Tomita's American debut of electronic renderings of Debussy classics that turned both the classical and pop worlds on their ears and expanded that realm of electronic music. Sampled at 24bit, 96khz for the best possible sound!
Back in the 70s, the rapid development of synthesisers and electronic keyboards had a huge impact on popular music, with Isao Tomita among the leading exponents of multi-media, surround-sound events associated in Western Europe with such very different musicians as Rick Wakeman and Jean-Michel Jarre. The present disc has less grandiose aims, being a well-balanced selection of, to quote the original liner notes, "Virtuoso electronic performances of Debussy's beautiful tone paintings". It's easy to scoff at the concept behind Tomita's approach--take some of the most poetic music around and give it the consistency of aural cotton wool--yet there's no denying the skill with which he translates Debussy's sound world, preserving the harmonic interest of the piano originals, and bringing out many subtleties of texture. Inevitably the slower numbers come off best--"Clair de lune" or "Reverie" could easily become "chill-out" favourites. "Preludeto the Afternoon of a Faun", however, is not so much a travesty as a vaporisation of the orchestral masterpiece. A mixed bag, but with enough musical interest to make Tomita's "sound clouds" of more than just curiosity value. --Richard Whitehouse
The first album with the unmistakable Tomita sound. Brilliant and emotionally evocative. As fresh today as it was innovative when it came out all those years ago.Published 16 months ago by Guy LeBlanc
Isao Tomita is a genius! It is not a new release. In fact, it cameout quite a long time ago. Sound is so unique and beautiful, whispering to your soul. Read morePublished on April 7 2013 by Megumi Otani
Tomita's 'Snowflakes Are Dancing' is a wonderful interpretation of Debussy's music, produced entirely on a synthesiser. When I first heard this, way back when L.P. Read morePublished on June 21 2006 by Ms. H. Sinton
Have this Tomita work since it still in LP age.
1st Arabesque is a piece in very joyfully mood and good sense of humour.
Tomita was one of the pioneers who helped mainstream synthesized music into what it is today. The music he created was way ahead of its time and you can hear how it has influenced... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2004 by M. Katayama
I have the original RCA Red label recording and it is a really great vinyl recording. I have also aqquired a Japanise CD of the original mix and now this remixed release. Read morePublished on May 8 2003 by Amazon Customer
This is the "High Performance" RCA Red Seal / BMG Classics audiophile disk, which plays on surround-sound or regular CD players. The remix is clean. Read morePublished on April 1 2003 by M. Wood
OK, yes, the music on this CD goes a bit overboard a couple of times. I could do without "Golliwog's Cakewalk", for example. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2000 by Phil Stephens