Year: Jul 20, 2004
Publisher: RCA Victor Europe
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. He is not re-inventing the wheel so all of the original drama and humor is there but the new hooks and riffs have moxy and their own senses of drama and humor. The ambient atmospheres and sci-fi textures give this version an outer space persona. It has become a stroll through an art gallery deep in the Milky Way. This is not quite Tomita's best work but it is close.
Ed Begley - Engineer J.J. Stelmach - Art Direction Marian Conaty - Engineer Plasma Music, Inc. - Producer Tomita - , Main Performer