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Kitaro

Kitaro
Born: Jan 1, 1953 in Toyohashi, Japan
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Genre: Pop/Rock, World, Classical
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Silk Road, Vol. 1
Released: 1981
Label: Pony Canyon Records
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Kitaro's music is fluid and harmonic, as he blends smooth electronic lines with influences from traditional Japanese music, rock, and the romantic Western tradition. Silk Road is a phenomenal success and ...Read full review
The Light Of The Spirit
Released: 1987
Label: Domo Records
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The Light of the Spirit is one of Kitaro's best CDs. Perhaps it is because Mickey Hart co-produced, or perhaps Kitaro asked Hart to co-produce because it is so good. It doesn't really matter if either ...Read full review