No doubting that Japanese guru Tomita was a pioneer of synthesised electronica. I bought this album way back in 1977, when it was already three years old. So, proper old fashioned space music here, though the lush stringed sound is helped by being allied to a classical rearrangement of Debussy…whose music, incidentally, the whole album “Snowflakes Are Dancing” features.
As early chill, this is an outstanding example of how synths took mood/ambient music to new levels.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”