The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

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I’m a bit late, but I wanted to mark the passing of electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita with my favorite track from my favorite of his albums, Snowflakes are Dancing. This collection of works by Claude Debussy explores the vast potential of electronic sound, still in its early days.

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8 thoughts on “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

  1. Duckie May 20, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Love Tomita. Sad that he’s gone. My dad played “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” for us on his piano as far back as I can remember.

  2. Faye May 20, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Hi NTMTOM. I was totally unaware of the man and his music. I put this cd in my Amazon cart. Could you say a word about his other albums. Maybe share your second favorite.

    Hauntingly beautiful.

  3. Jen8 May 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Kindred spirits. I had the album Snowflakes are Dancing. The record album. A looooong time ago. Wonder where it went to.

  4. Haha May 20, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    What a wonderful way to make a tribute to someone you admire.

  5. murkle46 May 21, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Died at 84.I listened to his stuff in highschool during the 70’s,the golden era of the synthesizer,and it was awe inspiring work.

  6. Ms Can Opener May 21, 2016 / 1:18 am

    Loved Tomita, Loved Debussy even more. As a kid, I played Snowflakes, Golliwogs and my very favorite – Cathedral Engloutie. I can still do a good portion of Golliwogs Cakewalk from memory. The fingers do not forget. MCO

  7. anonymous coward May 21, 2016 / 11:59 am

    what? what? what? whaaaaaaaa?

    holy cr*p! totally missed this, and i’m “the music guy” at the office!

    that sucks, really.
    oh, man…. 🙁

    even though it’s not exactly “cute”, thanks for the news, mike.

    i think i bought the sacd of “clair de lune”/”snowflakes are dancing” just in time before they go out of stock. whew. (that was last week, didn’t know the news then.)


    p.s.: i now have to check if carlos, jarre, vangelis and the others are doing ok. 2016 is really not a good year for music and musicians.

  8. Clairdelune May 22, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    So sad about Tomita! And thank you for reminding me of his music – I had the Debussy record, and it was my favorite along with his rendition of Holst’s “The Planets”. Lost the records somewhere along the way… must see if I can get the CDs.
    You’re a wonder, Mike.

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