Kitaro – Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 3 – Domo Music Group

by | Nov 5, 2007 | Pop/Rock/World CD Reviews | 0 comments

Kitaro – Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 3 – Domo Music Group 73075-2, 1 hour ****:

One of the acknowledged leaders in the New Age music movement, Kitaro has been creating a flowing, multi-textured and very distinctive signature sound for over 30 years now.  This is the third volume of his latest project – a series of peace-themed albums which were inspired by the Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 sacred temples on the island of Shikoku in Japan.  The journey by the monk Ku-Kai was taken over a millennium ago.

The music creates a rich and resonant flow around soaring semi-electronic melodic lines, nature sounds, and often with plenty of percussion, bells and even rock-like guitar solos. Sonics are always first rate, but there is also a recent Kitaro SACD which benefits from the envelopment of hi-res surround. Kitaro is currently on his Peace and Love World Tour.

TrackList: Sky and Ocean, Crystal Winds, After the Rain, Sacred Fountain, Winds Blow Over the Hill, Into the Forest, Voice in Blue, Circle Dance.

– John Henry

Related Reviews
Logo Pure Pleasure
Logo Apollo's Fire
Logo Crystal Records Sidebar 300 ms
Logo Jazz Detective Deep Digs Animated 01