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2.70 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Photon (9:06)
2. Appeared (2:38)
3. And (4:07)
4. Touched (9:30)
5. Ah (3:16)
6. Time (8:47)
7. To See (4:37)
8. To Know (8:01)

Total Time: 50:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Stomu Yamash'ta / percussion, synths, composer & arrangements

- Takashi Kokubo / synth
- Sen Izumi / synth
- Paul Buckmaster/ arrangements, conductor
- Muse Orchestra

Releases information

Artwork: Saul Bass

LP JVC - SJX 30221 (1984, Japan)

CD Victor - VDP-15 (1984, Japan)

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STOMU YAMASH'TA Sea & Sky ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Slartibartfast
3 stars Sea & Sky was my first Yamashta to be added to my CD collection, I was already familiar with his Go albums and had all three starting with the double album, Go - Live from Paris.

From a progressive standpoint Sea & Sky is of most interest to keyboard and synthesizer fanatics. I've not been able to find any information on what particular synths they were playing on in 1983. I suspect it's no longer totally relevant, you just have to take the music offered here at face value. It's very laid back, subtle, and spacey. There's a lot of depth in the sounds, so you really have to sit back and listen to it in a quiet environment to fully absorb and appreciate it all.

Review by Sean Trane
2 stars 2.5 stars really!!!

After recording some of the most interesting music of his career during the 70's, Stomu Yamashta went into a cosmic phase during the 80's (already an aspect of his in the previous decade) and recorded a few albums, of which S&S is the only one easily found on the Kuckuck label (which had now turned to a more new age label, rather than the 70's Krautrock legendary period) from his 80's works. I always view 80's albums of 70's artistes warily, because of the "have to adapt and survive" factor, but in the case of this cosmic music, the risks of ugly tampering are much diminished. No ugly synth or rhythm box, no sampling, just real instruments. The cosmic elements in this oeuvre are sometimes close to Zeit-era TD, the symphonic moments are a bit too grandiloquent than necessary for this project (then again I am no Yamashta). This album is halfway between new age and cosmic, having a very cheesy symphonic finale, which ruins somewhat the rest of the album that wasn't faring that bad, until the very last To Know track. Nothing worth writing home about, S&S has some very good moments, but too few, IMHO to be

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