When Francis Ford Coppola heard this album of electronic music from 1974 he tried to hire its composer, Tomita, to do the soundtrack for Apocalypse Now.  When Tomita proved unavailable, Coppola got his father Carmine to compose soundtrack cues then had them transposed into electronic versions.

Snowflakes Are Dancing is mostly melodic and lush, but the edgier cuts have an unsettling quality which is probably what got Coppola’s attention.  It’s not really my kind of music, but it has its charms and fascinations.

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  1. Anytime I’m record shopping I always go to the “computer/electronic music” section first and often I see Tomita. I’ve never bought any, but now I will.

    • If you like electronic music, I think you’ll like Tomita. As someone who doesn’t really go for electronic music, I found it very accessible and enjoyable.

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