Hiroki Tamaki started very early as a musician as well as composer, some argue that his first compositions were written at 10.He dropped his possition as violin player at the Tokyo Symphony and in 1970 you can see him credited in Hiro Yanagida's "Milk Time" Album.
"Time Paradox", the album reviewed here, credited to H. Tamaki and S.M.T (Id on't know the meaning) range from progressive rock to symphonic oriented Vivaldi-like stuff, eastern drones , funky jazz rock with trippy electronics, etc. With the electric violin, leading all the tracks and the good use of Moog.
Some tracks are bit cheesy, but in overall the album deserves a truly good position in the classic Japanese prog scene.
Finally, many people Claims that Tamaki is the Japanese Jean Luc-Ponty... Listen and tell us your opinion!
Tamaki has also made a lot of music for films and television
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H. Tamaki & S.M.T - Track 01 -