[Special Set] Kitaro '90 Release Series
Kitaro ’90 Release Series
This set includes:
- Dream (1992)
- Mandala (1994)
- Gaia (1998)
Featuring the vocals of Yes' Jon Anderson, Dream is full of awe-inspiring moments that revolve around the themes of the spiritual, romanticism and love. It is beautifully scored with Kitaro's signature sound along with orchestral instrumentation.
Original Release Year: 1992
On Kitaro's first studio album for Domo Records, Mandala is a journey that invites one on an adventure of the spirit and imagination.
With the intensity of "Kokoro" to the elegantly gentle "Planet", Kitaro's manages to intertwine many diverse elements in a tightly interwoven scheme that will delight the senses and move one to an appreciation of the extraordinary.
Gaia Onbashira is a musical exploration of respect and how it relates to ancient traditions. Gaia loosely translates to Goddess of the Earth or Mother Earth and Onbashira is a festival that occurs every seven years in Japan. During the Onbashira festival, eight individuals are chosen for spiritually cleansing. The participants ascend a mountain and attempt to spiritually connect with the heavens through the trees. These trees are then allowed to fall down the mountain and eventually become posts and the foundation of a ceremonial shrine. Through these events, these individuals learn to become more in touch with their spirits. This album is a far-reaching journey that brings together influences of the East and West, past and present, history and future. These tracks resonate with earthly sounds and the history embodied in pre-Columbian wind and percussion instruments.