The Don's selections cross time, space and genre, plus his Crucial Vinyl is Tomita's Snowflakes Are Dancing, released in 1974.
Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and way beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl - a cherished album from his own collection. He explains why it means so much to him, and features three key tracks. This week it's Tomita's Snowflakes Are Dancing, released in 1974.
Don says, "Believe it or not, I discovered this album, an electronic interpretation of Debussy's 'tone' paintings via my father, the late St. Ledger Letts. It was Isao Tomita's use of emerging stereo techniques and effects such as phasing, reverb and flanging that captured his imagination. Not to mention the incredible sounds Tomita got from the Moog synthesiser on which it was made. Thanks dad!".