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I was wondering if I am the only one here who remembers Tomita and his music? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmSH7BsNSrM)

I have a lot of it on Cd, but I suppose it really reveals my age.

Anybody else here remember this guy?
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I remember. I have Tomita:Firebird in my CD collection.
Didn't Eugene Burger recommend that album for background music
for a seance? (Or am I thinking of Tony Andruzzi?...or Ross Johnson?...
Or do I have Burger right, but the wrong Tomita album?)

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I'm not really sure on that one.

Firebird was an awesome album, though. As were all his works.
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I'll have to give Firebird a spin tonight.
It's been a while since I last listened to it.
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That man was an undisputed genius.
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I have almost all of 'em. Just listened to Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells on the way home tonight.

http://www.isaotomita.net/
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While the name did not bring back the sound, a few seconds of Arabesque brought it all back - the start of folks like Yani and John Tesh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1XfKnWsCrU&feature=related

Here you go - enjoy - it makes a nice counterpoint to the classical music of long ago.

Anyone got something to compare to the Brandenburg concertos?

compare this to Arabesque : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg
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On 2008-05-14 21:53, ClintonMagus wrote:
I have almost all of 'em. Just listened to Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells on the way home tonight.

http://www.isaotomita.net/


My little granddaughter gets a kick out of it! I think the very last sound is a cat apparently trying to climb something and then falling a distance.

But what do I know?
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On 2008-05-14 20:17, daffydoug wrote:
That man was an undisputed genius.


Even better news - it seems he's still with us. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isao_Tomita

no idea if he's still performing though - be nice to hear what he's been up to.
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On 2008-05-14 21:59, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
While the name did not bring back the sound, a few seconds of Arabesque brought it all back - the start of folks like Yani and John Tesh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1XfKnWsCrU&feature=related

Here you go - enjoy - it makes a nice counterpoint to the classical music of long ago.

Anyone got something to compare to the Brandenburg concertos?

compare this to Arabesque : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg


Different Tomita...

Looking at his website, it seems he stopped touring in '99...
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I always thought of the incredible patience he must have had in putting those pieces together.
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Same with Walter (now Wendy) Carlos. They essentially had a monophonic synthesizer, and laid down the tracks one note at a time.
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