Tomita's Greatest Works From His Last Five Years Are Now Available For Streaming Globally

TOMITA's Greatest Works From His Last Five Years Are Now Available For Streaming Globally!
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RISING PLANET-Tomita's Greatest Works of Space Music
July 21st, 2021 On Streaming


Commemorating the fifth year anniversary of the death of TOMITA (Isao Tomita), the world-famous synthesizer artist and composer, in 2016, the album “RISING PLANET-Tomita's Greatest Works of Space Music", which is a selection of the best tracks from the albums he left on Nippon Columbia/ DENON label during the five years before his death, will be released on July 21 (Wed.) for streaming globally such as Spotify, Apple Music and others.

Tomita started his career as a composer in his twenties with Nippon Columbia. Then, after pursing various other careers, he returned to work together with the company again in 2001. In the last five years of his life, he especially devoted himself to “DENON: ISAO TOMITA Project” to completely remake his masterpieces from the 1970s in a form that he had envisioned at the time but could not realize, as well as to add new creations. This time, as a part of the project, a careful selection of the best tracks from the seven albums that were released on the Nippon Columbia DENON label in the last five years of his life will be available only for streaming platforms.

The main melody of “Rising of the Planet 9", the last melody of Tomita left behind, was first heard on the track “Itokawa and Hayabusa" in “Planet Ultimate Edition," the first release of the DENON: ISAO TOMITA Project. This melody also appeared in important parts on subsequent albums, so it could be said to be the trademark phrase of Tomita's late years. With this as a common theme, this album brings together the best of Tomita's creativity, which he imprinted on the discs with an endlessly enterprising spirit during the last five years of his life.

In the tracks of the album: “Symphony Ihatov - Night on the Galactic Railroad" and Tomita's posthumous work “Doctor Coppelius – Rising of the Planet 9", Tomita collaborated with the world's virtual singer, “Hatsune Miku” to realize his longtime dream of having a machine sing which became a hot topic of conversation.

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.

Flying Lotus

[Digital Release Information】



RISING PLANET

Tomita's Greatest Works of Space Music

Available for streaming services from July 21, 2021



Track List

1. Mars

2. Itokawa and Hayabusa

3. Whistle and Chime - The Art of Sound Creation

4. 1ere Arabesque

5. Clair de Lune

6. Nuages

7. Rising Sun

8. The Sea Named "Solaris"

9. The Unanswered Question

10. Night on the Galactic Railroad

11. Rising of the Planet 9

Track1,2 : From 'PLANETS Ultimate Edition' released in June 2011.

Track3,4,5,6 : From 'CLAIR DE LUNE Ultimate Edition' released in June 2012.

Track7 : From 'PLANET ZERO FREEDOMMUNE 0 < ZERO > session with Dawn Chorus'  released in November 2011

Track8: From 'PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Ultimate Edition' released in March 2014

Track9 : From 'SPACE FANTASY' released in March 2015

Track10 : From 'SYMPHONY IHATOV' released in January 2013

Track11 : From the March 2017 RELEASE of 'Doctor Coppelius'

TOMITA (Isao Tomita)

The Official Website: https://columbia.jp/tomita/index_en.html

“RISING PLANET" Tomita's Greatest Works of Space Music Digest (YouTube)

https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=yGbrHlRPYls

ABOUT TOMITA (Isao Tomita)

1932-2016

Isao Tomita (1932-2016)

While still a student at Keio University, Tomita began to work as a composer in a variety of fields. In 1974 he released 'Clair de lune' using synthesizers, which reached No. 1 on Billboard magazine, and became the first Japanese to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Since then, he has released a string of albums that have become unprecedented hits around the world. Since then, he has composed music for numerous NHK Taiga dramas and films directed by Yoji Yamada. In 2011, the 'ISAO TOMITA PROJECT' was launched. He continuously released 'Solaris', 'Clair de lune', and other past masterpieces on Nippon Columbia as remakes and surround sound versions. He was awarded the Asahi Prize in January 2011. In November, the world premiere of 'SYMPHONY IHATOV', based on the world of Kenji Miyazawa's works and featuring Hatsune Miku as the soloist, was a big hit. In 2014, he was invited to speak at the Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 in front of young music creators from around the world, which became a worldwide sensation. In May 2015, 'SYMPHONY IHATOV' was performed in Beijing, China. On May 5, 2016, he passed away from chronic heart failure at the age of 84.
The space ballet symphony 'Doctor Coppelius', which he had been working on until an hour before his death, was performed in Tokyo as a memorial performance and became a big hit.

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