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Kitaro: The Best of Ten Years (1976-1986)

KITARO

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Customer Reviews

Left me breathless!!!

This is the first that I ever bought from artist Kitaro...I have to say it left me breathless. He is a poet though music. Songs like "Theme from Silk road" and "shimmering Horizon", just to name a few . .. brillant and wonderful. If you like new age music, or atmospheric music...THIS IS A MUST!!! Worth the price.

great songs!

I always listen to this album when I get home from work.
It relax my mind.

Early-era Kitaro's Music

As a big fan of Kitaro, it's always nice to go back to his old albums and remember Kitaro's more youthful sounds. I think his early work revolves around simple melodies, dare I say... like early Mozart. This album is good for anybody who likes new age music without all the modern glitz and glamour of the current recording techniques. Sometimes old-tech is great. Especially in, "hi-tech" music.

Biography

Born: 1953 in Toyohashi, Japan

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Kitaro's style is the epitome of the contemplative, highly melodic synthesizer music often associated with the new-age movement. Interestingly enough, this famous Japanese composer taught himself to play electric guitar in high school — inspired by the R&B music of Otis Redding. In the early '70s, Kitaro formed the Far East Family Band, which released two albums of progressive rock. In 1972, however, he met the innovative German synthesist Klaus Schulze during a trip to Europe. Kitaro was...
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