|Marc Demol said:|
The new CD from Tomita titled `Bach Fantasy' has been released in Japan. Since Carlos' `Switched-On Bach' was an inspiration to Tomita, it was probably only a matter of time before he tried his hand at some of Bach's many works
Jan Hanford said:
The first three tracks of this album are so terrible I had to wonder if this was the amazing Tomita I remember from the 70's. His use of little drum sounds, cute pre-set synth trumpet sounds and precious little flourishes is nauseating.
But then things improve with track 5 and it sounds very much like the old Tomita of lush synths and spacial ambience. Strangely, his performance of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor is done with only an organ sound (well, it is an organ work). It's ok but there's nothing "Tomita" about it, it's just a mediocre performance of a well-know work with a boring organ sound.
There's not really a lot to recommend about this cd and since it's so hard to find you can skip it with without missing anything.