Vermilion Sands

Snowflakes Are DancingIsao Tomita

released: 1974-04-12
on label: RCA
artist: Isao Tomita
with some: Romanticism
listen at: Apple Spotify

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.