Kitaro - Impressions Of The West Lake [Autographed VINYL]
Release Date : April 28, 2009
Catalog : 73078
Format : Vinyl (180 Gram)
This is a limited edition collector's item with Kitaro's signature exclusive only at the Domo store.
Domo is proud to re-release two landmark works by New Age pioneer Kitaro, for the first time in 180 gram vinyl. Both Impressions of the West Lake and Kojiki are vivid representations of this visionary artist’s indelible sound. Universally acknowledged as the founding architect of New Age music, Kitaro’s various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre. The Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning artist has garnered global acclaim over his lengthy career with a signature sound and an innovative fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.
Impressions of the West Lake is a modern day opera conceived and directed by internationally acclaimed ? lmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower), the visionary artist behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The production’s music was composed by Kitaro and the opera marks a reunion for him with music arranger Randy Miller, the pair’s ? rst effort together since the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to Oliver Stone’s 1993 ?lm Heaven and Earth. In addition, the show’s soundtrack features rising Chinese pop star Jane Zhang, a gifted young performer who provides stunning vocals to the production on the title track. With Impressions of the West Lake, Kitaro continues to explore new, uncharted terrain with his magni?cently expansive vision and ever-questing spirit.
Vinyl purchase includes a free Mp3 album download.
01. The Inmost Feeling Ripples
02. Aria Di West Lake
03. Fish Dive In The Lake
04. The Moon On The Lake
05. Impressions Of The West Lake (Vocals: Jane Zhang)
08. Reflection Of The Moon
10. Spirit Of The West Lake
| C R E D I T S |
Written, Performed, Recorded and Produced by Kitaro
Arranged by Kitaro and Randy Miller
Mixed by Steven Miller and Kitaro
Mastered by Doug Sax
Executive Producer : Eiichi Naito
Artists + Repertoire : Dino Malito
Graphic Design : Kio Griffith