Japanese genius Stomu Yamashta isn't as well-known as Ryuichi Sakamoto, famous for the soundtrack to Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, but he damn well should be.
There are millions of Tangerine Dream fans who have never heard of Stomu Yamashta, which is a shame, and probably just as many Brian Eno obsessives guilty of the same oversight.
Yamashta is the Alan Parsons of Ambient Music in the sense that he brings musicians who might never share the same recording studio together in an intriguing manner, creating not just a fusion of jazz and rock, but of many styles, utilising acoustic and electronic instruments, orchestra and some excellent vocalists. In the case of Go, this happens to be Steve Winwood, from whom he manages to entice some of his best singing.
Bringing Michael Shrieve in from Santana also adds another exciting colour, but it is the interplay between different sound textures and musical styles that shows Yamashta to be a master craftsman, and Go to be a classic of its kind.
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