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Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai
     

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai

by Kitaro
 
Although the general impression of Kitaro's music is that it consists almost entirely of undifferentiated space rock synth noodling, the truth is actually a bit more interesting than that. (Which is not to say that there aren't sections of The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai that sound like someone taped down random keys on an old synthesizer

Overview

Although the general impression of Kitaro's music is that it consists almost entirely of undifferentiated space rock synth noodling, the truth is actually a bit more interesting than that. (Which is not to say that there aren't sections of The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai that sound like someone taped down random keys on an old synthesizer and then went to get a cup of coffee.) This lengthy piece of program music features plenty of real instruments, particularly woodwinds and percussion, along with bits of birdsong and other nature sounds. Later in the album, unexpected elements like some old-fashioned prog rock electric guitar (on "Flow" and "Evening Sun") and even the out-of-nowhere appearance of a full choir of Buddhist monks ("Nen") add further interest to the sound. It's still an uninterrupted bliss-out, and anyone who requires such subtleties as melody and rhythm in their music will be driven insane, but there's more to The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai than the previously uninitiated might expect.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Domo Records
UPC:
0794017302225
catalogNumber:
73022
Rank:
99049

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kitaro   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Jonathan Goldman   Chant
Paul Pesco   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Nawang Khechog   Chant,Tibetan Flutes
Kristin Stordahl Kanda   Flute
Dawn Frank   Temple Bells
Tu Shang Xian   Pipa
Keiko Takahashi   Keyboards
Miho Shimomaebara   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kitaro   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Writer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Gary Barlough   Engineer,Audio Production
Eiichi Naito   Producer,Audio Production
Kio Griffith   Art Direction

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