Sony Music Distribution
Electronica, Progressive Electronic, Experimental Electronic

Album Review

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.
Jim Brenholts, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Promenade
  2. The Gnome
  3. Promenade
  4. The Old Castle
  5. Promenade
  6. Tuileries
  7. Bydlo
  8. Promenade
  9. Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells
  10. The Two Jews
  11. Limoges/ Catacombs
  12. Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua
  13. Baba Yaga (Hut on Fowls' Legs)
  14. Great Gate of Kiev