Kitaro is one of the leading sound designers in the new age community. He is also one of the leading composers and performers. Oasis is one of his older albums (originally released on Pony Canyon Records in 1979), and it is a gem. This is truly a rest stop in the middle of a storm. The atmospheres are light, airy, and lyrical without vocals. The sound design incorporates symphonic synths and gentle melodies. The soundscapes are dynamic and bold. This is a great CD from a great man. It will appeal to fans of Anugama, Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, and Constance Demby.