The new CD from Tomita titled 'Bach Fantasy' has been released in Japan.
Carlos' 'Switched-On Bach' was an inspiration to Tomita's earlier works.
Many of Tomita's distinctive sounds are to be found on the album, and it also
features female and other talking voices, with many great string sounds.
Tomita says that almost all the sounds were produced using a Moog III and a
Moog 55. He saved these sounds to a hard disk drive and, except for a few
other sounds, played mostly using sampling keyboards.
'Bach Fantasy' came out almost a month earlier than expected in Japan.
This album was released as an enhanced multimedia CD which features:
Information and samples from all of Tomita's CDs released to date,
Listing of videos and laser discs featuring Tomita's music,
Quicktime movie of a 6 minute Tomita interview with topics such as
the new album, CD-ROMs and a tour of his studio and equipment,
An interactive tour through the music on the album with images, and
A standard MIDI file programmed by Tomita, identical with the data
used for recording 'Toccata and Fugue' on this album.
This interactive CD is designed to run on Macintosh PowerPCs and PCs with
Windows 95. However, as the album was only released in Japan and not
originally intended for release in English-speaking countries, those who
import it from Japan may experience some problems trying to get it to run
on their English versions of Windows 95. It is necessary to get a copy
of the two application extension files
IMM.DLL and put them
in your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. Thanks to Ken Terao for his help