Monday, February 14, 2011

Isao Tomita - Clair de Lune



“I saw a synthesizer on the record jacket, behind Bach. For the first time, I discovered that the synthesizer is not an instrument to compose music by using the sounds of existing instruments, but a new instrument or new machine which creates unlimited sound sources”. - Isao Tomita







Isao Tomita is probably one of the most amazing dudes I can think of. While almost everybody reading this is unfamiliar with the name, I do think that his work is somewhat relative to this blog even though I try to stay a little more along the lines of dance music. One day I found an LP of his in a record store and bought it on a whim. This LP was his moog rendition of The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky. I find this stuff absolutely fascinating. Some of the most creative, artistic & outright whacky stuff out there.

8 comments:

  1. This is awesome, great re-interpretation of one of my favorite classical pieces. Also, his quote about synthesizers kinda blew my mind.

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  2. This is the most relaxing music I've ever heard and was the perfect thing to wake up to, tonight. Thanks.. :)

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  3. Wow thanks, this is great. Going to have to listen to The firebird suite now. Thanks
    Nice Blog you have here.

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  4. Nice music, I thought that was Spock in the cover.

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  5. Pretty good. It's songs like these that make for some rather interesting effects in movie sequences.

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  6. This is wonderful. I love cross genre reimaginings.

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