If anyone’s been unlucky/lucky* enough to miss out on the lovely/horrid* snow this week, I thought they might enjoy this : Tomita’s Snowflakes are Dancing, a version of a piece originally written by Claude Debussy for solo piano, but performed here on a Moog synthesiser the size of a small bungalow.
The harsh word for this is, I suppose, kitsch, but I think this particular piece works quite well. I suppose the Japanese have a reputation for being good with snow, and there a kind of poignancy about music that was perceived as wildly futuristic at the time it was made (1974) but now sound almost primitive.
(Feel free to insert any joke that strikes you as appropriate about Chill out music, by the way).
For anyone who prefers their Debussy unsynthesised, here is a rendition by Alfred Cortot from 1928:
(* Delete accordance to your circumstances and preference).