Thursday, July 8, 2010

ISAO TOMITA - THE PLANETS (1976)



Am I alone in my belief that a little Japanese nerd making concept albums about outer space via multi-layered Moog synthesizers is every bit as "metal" as a Cannibal Corpse record? Anyone?

No?

Observe: Nile, "Ramses Bringer of War". Tomita, "Mars, Bringer of War". Think about it, Hessian. Call me when you've caught up.

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Tomita website / Last.FM
Firebird Suite (1975)
Kosmos (1978)

3 comments:

D.Matt said...

King Crimson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag9l1C1-zQQ

Gustav Holst [via japanese orchestra]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NeQ1h6lzLI

Shelby Cobras said...

Good ear, dude.

JR said...

Gonna have to say from back in the day when I bought "Pictures" I decided that Tomita was metal before metal even knew it was metal. In fact it wasn't a term even used yet. We just called it HEAVY!