Rising Planet is a new Tomita album release that features Tomita’s greatest works of space music from 1972 – 2016.
The synthesizer world not only has developers but also music pioneers. Among the most famous and talented was the Japanese Isao Tomita, who passed away in 2016. His music has shaped electronic music in many ways.
Only recently a new album Rising Planet – Tomita’s Greatest Works of Space Music was released, a kind of best-of, which makes Tomita’s music easier available to young listeners. As many have noticed, music by Tomita is not that easy to find, even on YouTube.
What runs through all the tracks collected here is ‘space’. This is a collection of best tracks by a superstar synthesizer artist who continued to embrace and depict his ‘longing for space’ until the end of his life. Flying Lotus, who professes to be influenced by Tomita’s music and revealed that he was inspired by Tomita’s music even for his latest album “YASUKE”, which attracts both music fans and anime fans, has commented on his great predecessor.
“The sound of Tomita has been part of me for many years, I’ve used it in many different scenarios especially sleeping, the music of Tomita has shown me colorful visions and lucid dreams. These classical compositions are redefined and reimagined with such amazing sonics that, to me, are some of the most interesting sounds I’ve ever heard. Tomita was ahead of his time and I’m so glad that there’s a new generation of listeners interested in his magic.”
- Itokawa and Hayabusa
- Whistle and Chime – The Art of Sound Creation
- 1ere Arabesque
- Clair de Lune
- Rising Sun
- The Sea Named “Solaris”
- The Unanswered Question
- Night on the Galactic Railroad
- Rising of the Planet 9
Rising Planet: Tomita’s Greatest Works of Space Music is available now in digital/streaming formats.
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