Isao Tomita

Isao Tomita - Okhotsk Fantasy (2016) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 8, 2017
Isao Tomita - Okhotsk Fantasy (2016) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita - Okhotsk Fantasy (2016) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0, DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.44 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Nippon Colombia | Release Year: 2016

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.1 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
Many of us Tomita fans wondered why he put a mono recording of an old cartoon on the OKHOTSK FANTASY album, instead of doing a DAPHNIS AND CHLOE - ULTIMATE EDITION in discrete 4.1 channel Quadraphonic sound… Now it is clear, the OKHOTSK FANTASY album was his last. It was released in March 2016, and he passed away two months later. So he probably wasn’t able to finish it. Knowing this, we can wish that he had started putting his Quadraphonic albums on SACD sooner, but we can’t blame him for the last two SACDs, because he was 83 and 84 when he did them.

Isao Tomita – Planet Zero (2011) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 2, 2017
Isao Tomita – Planet Zero (2011) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita – Planet Zero (2011) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0, DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 1.76 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Denon | Release Year: 2011

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.0 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
Planet Zero contains reworked versions of several compositions released by Isao Tomita’s in the seventies, mainly from the 1976 album “The Planets”.

Isao Tomita – Space Fantasy (2015) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 31, 2016
Isao Tomita – Space Fantasy (2015) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita – Space Fantasy (2015) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DST64 5.1, 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.02 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Denon | Release Year: 2015

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.0 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
Tomita was 83 when he re-arranged and re-mixed his Kosmos album for SACD. I think it’s remarkable that he was still working, but I feel I must reluctantly share why you may want to skip this one…
Isao Tomita – Moussorgsky-Tomita: Pictures At An Exhibition (1975/2014) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita – Moussorgsky-Tomita: Pictures At An Exhibition (1975/2014) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0, DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.33 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Denon | Release Year: 1975/2014

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.0 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
For this album TOMITA created some of the most unusual, high quality electronic sounds ever heard. Then he used these sounds very effectively in some amazing orchestrations. The listening is as enjoyable as it is bizarre, quite an accomplishment in itself.

Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 9, 2016
Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0/5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 2.46 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Denon COGQ-51 | Release Year: 2011

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.0 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
In essence, Tomita's The Planets is an electronic rendition of The Planets by Gustav Holst. The idea of messing with a classic like The Planets might offend some, but not me - I love it! His interpretation is incredibly imaginative and works a treat because each piece manages to capture some of the mood and emotion of the original as scored by Holst, yet also adds something to make it sound truly special. Not only does it work tremendously well as a piece of music, it sounds great too i.e. it sounds spectacular in stereo and multi-channel, as hi-res music should.

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.

Kodo with Isao Tomita - Nasca Fantasy (1994)  Music

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)  Music

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 - 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.