Vermilion Sands

posted: 2024-01-16 Sea & Sky Stomu Yamash’ta

released: 1984
on label: Kuckuck
artist: Stomu Yamash'ta
with some: New Age
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A really interesting, although somewhat inconsistent blend of building electronic sequences and original string melodies. The music lands smack in between classical and electronic in a way I’ve never heard before. This isn’t Wendy Carlos style electronic classical, this is electronic music and genuine classical music interacting, interweaving, and sometimes remaining separate. The result is not always engaging, but when it’s strong it’s really strong. The opening in particular is quite intense.