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This is the third Tomita posting on this website, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m a big fan of his work. His primitive analog exudes a very primal aura. It’s as if he’s torturing circuits to get the sound he wants. Not run of the mill circuits, mind you, that harvest AC and DC in the fields for a living. No, he’s kidnapped gifted mezzo-soprano diodes from belly of a Sansui G-33000 Monster Receiver to whip and waterboard into fulfilling his deviant intent.

Alistair Tibbins: Tomita’s Circuit Slave Trader

But as much as I love Tomita’s music it could be said that his album artwork rivals the songs in artistic merit. Take a good long look at the album cover above. True beauty and honesty: man flesh peeling away to expose robot thoughts and emotion. I think this may be the first time that the anatomy of a Japanese was accurately diagrammed. Until 1979 the scientific community was under the assumption that Japanese people were composed of warm flesh from surface to core. Tomita must have felt it was his duty to bring the truth to light and shed the shame of centuries past. What a burden it must have been for Isao Tomita to expose his magnesium manbits, and in effect the wiry privates of all Japanese citizens, to the entire world and end cyborg discrimination.

Almost as much as a burden as trying to understand why someone would set Tomita’s “Star Wars Theme” to photographs of Tubby comic book covers.

So, take your mind off of the bulbous animations of Tubby with a collection of album covers help compose Greatest Hits (with a few others as well).

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Click here to download the Tomita’s Greatest Hits

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Here’s two other Tomita albums for download on Rebuilt Tranny Records:

Pictures At An Exhibition

The Tomita Planets

Bonus Vids:

Tracklist

A1 “Star Wars” Main Title 3:04
A2 Clair De Lune (Suite Bergamasque, No. 3) 5:48
A3 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 2:21
A4 Golliwog’s Cakewalk (Children’s Corner, No. 6) 2:50
A5 The Planets: Mars, The Bringer Of War 7:44
B1 Space Fantasy 1:58
B2 Hora Staccato 3:29
B3 Symphony No. 5: 2nd Movement (Allegro Marcato) 5:14
B4 Firebird Suite: Infernal Dance Of King Kastchei 4:08
B5 Pictures At An Exhibition: Great Gate Of Kiev 6:14