Isao Tomita

Isao Tomita - Pictures At An Exhibition (1975)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 15, 2016
Isao Tomita - Pictures At An Exhibition (1975)

Isao Tomita - Pictures At An Exhibition (1975)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG CLASSICS GD60576 | rel: 1991 | 220Mb

Isao Tomita has a real talent for transcribing classical music on the synthesizer. He adds much of his own personality to the new arrangements so they are not straight technical knockoffs. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition takes on new meanings under Tomita's sensitive and sensible rendering.

Isao Tomita - Storm From The East (1992) (OST)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 4, 2016
Isao Tomita - Storm From The East (1992) (OST)

Isao Tomita - Storm From The East (1992) (OST)
Electronic, Soundtrack | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG-2514 | rel: 1992 | 240Mb

'Storm from the East', or 'Aoki Ohkami no Densetu' in Japanese, was released by BMG Victor in 1992 in Japan only. This soundtrack album contains music composed and performed by Tomita and the NHK Symphony Orchestra for an NHK/BBC co-production about the Mongol tribes of Asia. A different soundtrack by someone else was used for the final BBC version, and Tomita's version was not supposed to have been available in the UK.

Isao Tomita - Different Dimensions (1997)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 21, 2015
Isao Tomita - Different Dimensions (1997)

Isao Tomita - Different Dimensions (1997)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG 74321 535812 | rel: 1997 | 430Mb

This anthology, which tries to sum up Isao Tomita's recordings for the Red Seal Label, actually managed to give a fairly complete panorama of his work. Tomita can be thought of as the precursor of ambient music - but unlike people who think that ambient is a sustained 23 minute sine wave, here music has Direction.

Isao Tomita - Grand Canyon Suite (1982)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 14, 2015
Isao Tomita - Grand Canyon Suite (1982)

Isao Tomita - Grand Canyon Suite (1982)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG BVCC-2518 | rel: 1991 | 165Mb

In the mid to late 1970s Tomita's reputation for classical music played on synthesizers took off into the stratosphere and although the original synthesizer player, Wendy Carlos and others (Rick Wakeman, Vangelis, Georgio Morroder and Jean Micheal Jarre) continued to put out excellent work, I can't deny this man's genius. Grand Canyon Suite is a little on the short side, but that's no problem as the quality is clearly displayed.

Kodo with Isao Tomita - Nasca Fantasy (1994)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 7, 2015
Kodo with Isao Tomita - Nasca Fantasy (1994)

Kodo with Isao Tomita - Nasca Fantasy (1994)
Electronic, World | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sony/Landy Star Music, LS-3549; russian pressing | rel: 2000 | 230Mb

What happens when three musical patterns align: a synthesizer genius, a Taiko drum troupe, and a traditional Peruvian band? Even after hearing this album, you might not be sure. On Nasca Fantasy, inspired by the Nasca drawings in Peru, Isao Tomita, a serious synthesizer artist; Kodo, the bearers of the torch for energetic Taiko drumming; and Kusillaqta, a quena and zampona group, all conspired to create a fusion of multiple sound worlds. The music is otherworldly.
Isao Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974) (K2 96kHz/24bit Remaster)

Isao Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974) (K2 96kHz/24bit Remaster)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG, BVCC-37405 | rem: 2004 | 230Mb

One of the more satisfying classical/synthesizer debuts, Snowflakes Are Dancing works on its own terms as a piece of music. As well, the album succeeds as an interpretation of several Debussy compositions (including Clair de lune and Arabesque No. 1). Debussy's atmospheric compositions are naturals to receive the Tomita treatment and despite a few moments of interstellar cheesiness worthy of Star Hustler, Tomita's debut is an intriguing proto-synthesizer-pop record.

Isao Tomita - Firebird (1975)  

Posted by uff at Nov. 23, 2015
Isao Tomita - Firebird (1975)

Isao Tomita - Firebird (1975)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG, BVCC-37407 | rem: 2004 | 240Mb

Equipped with a warehouse of component Moog equipment, four phase shifters, a Roland space echo unit, a sitar (!), and other period electronic gear, Tomita re-enters the Russian classical repertoire with his take on Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1919 version). As unique as Tomita's idiom was (and still is), this transcription is rather conservative for him, not as startling nor as playful as those of Debussy and Mussorgsky on his first two RCA albums.
Isao Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974) [1982, 1st Issue] REPOST

Isao Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974)
[1982, 1st Issue]

EAC: ape (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3%, 182,25 MB
mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3%, 97,85 MB | Scans | RAR, 3%, 69,18 MB
Label: RCA Records | Cat №: RCD14587 | (Uploaded + RapidGator + DepositFiles)

The album consists entirely of Tomita's arrangements of Claude Debussy's "tone paintings", performed by Tomita on a Moog synthesizer. It entered the top 50 charts in the United States, where it was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1975, including best classical album of the year, and it was NARM's best-selling classical album of the year.

Isao Tomita - Tomita's Greatest Hits CD (1986)  

Posted by technick at Oct. 16, 2011
Isao Tomita - Tomita's Greatest Hits CD (1986)

Tomita - Tomita's Greatest Hits CD (1986)
EAC: flac (tracks) + cue + log+scans | RAR, 3%, 369,54 MB | mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3%, 183,26 MB
Label: RCA Corp. | Cat №: 5660-2-RC | (DepositFiles + Uploaded + RapidGator)

A CD reissue of "Greatest Hits" LP, named "Greatest Hits CD", was released in 1986, and greatly expands on the content of the original album in the light of "Daphnis et Chloé" and the subsequent two studio albums. Some of the tracks on this CD were included on the earlier LP release "A Voyage Through His Greatest Hits" ("Voyage" in Japan) which was released as Vol. 2 of the original "Greatest Hits" LP collection.
Isao Tomita - The Bermuda Triangle (1979)  [2004 JVC K2 96kHz/24bit Remaster]

Isao Tomita - The Bermuda Triangle (1979)
[2004 JVC K2 96kHz/24bit Remaster]

EAC: flac (tracks) + cue + log + scans | RAR, 3%, 274,71 MB | mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3%, 132,46 MB
Label: BMG Japan, Inc. | Cat №: BVCC-37510 | (Uploaded + RapidGator + DepositFiles)

With "The Bermuda Triangle", recorded using a Roland Model MC-8 computer Tomita brings us sonic science fiction. According to the liner notes, the album was recorded onto five tracks. Ideally their should be the typical rectangle arrangement of the first four speakes with an additional speaked suspended over the center to create a "sonic pyramid".
"The Bermuda Triangle" was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1979.