Rest in peace to Isao Tomita, the forefather of synthesizer composition. The Japanese icon passed away from heart failure at age 84. Tomita was credited for spreading analog synthesis and electronic music to Japan in 1971, when he imported a Moog III P. His most known and respected work comes in the form of Snowflakes Are Dancing. It also topped Billboard's classical music chart in 1974 and was nominated for four Grammy Awards, making him the first Japanese to be nominated.