Nasca Fantasy

Nasca Fantasy

by Kodo


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Nasca Fantasy

What happens when three musical patterns align: a synthesizer genius, a Taiko drum troupe, and a traditional Peruvian band? Even after hearing this album, you might not be sure. On Nasca Fantasy, inspired by the Nasca drawings in Peru, Isao Tomita, a serious synthesizer artist; Kodo, the bearers of the torch for energetic Taiko drumming; and Kusillaqta, a quena and zampona group, all conspired to create a fusion of multiple sound worlds. The music is otherworldly. Of course, that's how Tomita envisioned the music. The Nasca region holds lines that give rise to speculation of UFO runways and the like. Tomita used this concept to the fullest, along with other stories from Peru of ancient cities lying beneath the plains, Australian aboriginal stories, and Japanese folklore. There's even a recording of a pulsar (presumably from a radio telescope) in the Vela constellation used on "Pulsar." From the liner notes, one can tell that the album is a mix of good humored fun as well as more serious environmental messages. Through the music though, one can experience the best that technology can offer when mixed with ancient instrumental ensembles.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/1995
Label: Tristar
UPC: 0766926720629
catalogNumber: 67206

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kodo   Primary Artist
Tomita   Synthesizer,Vocals,Track Performer
Elichi Saito   Gong,Vocals,Caxixi,Ganza,Hirado-o-daiko,Miya-daiko,Okedo-daiko
Takeshi Arai   Bells,Miya-daiko
Marco Antonio Garmica Arenas   Basto,Quena,Toyo
Luis Alberto de la Aramburu   Basto,Quena,Toyo
Ryutaro Kaneko   Cymbals,Vocals,Okedo-daiko,Uchiwa-daiko
Yasukazu Kano   Cymbals,Vocals,Miya-daiko,Okedo-daiko
Hisayuki Mori   Cymbals,Vocals,Bells,Okedo-daiko
Tetsuro Naito   Cymbals,Vocals,Miya-daiko,Okedo-daiko
Akira Nanjo   Miya-daiko,Okedo-daiko
Katsunovu Serizawa   Bells,Hirado-o-daiko
Takuro Susaki   Cymbals,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Okedo-daiko
Motofumi Yamaguchi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kenji Nakamura   Producer
Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki   Engineer
Takeshi Arai   Contributor
Luis Alberto de la Aramburu   Contributor
Akira Nanjo   Contributor
Takuro Susaki   Contributor

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