LIMITED EDITION / 12 Inch LP Record (180 Gram Vinyl)
52nd GRAMMY NOMINEE BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Domo is proud to re-release two landmark works by New Age pioneer Kitaro, for the ?rst 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.
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
08. Reflection Of The Moon
10. Spirit Of The West Lake
This is a limited edition Sake cup. Called a "Masu" in Japan, it is made of wood (Hinoki) and is square (Size: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 inch). There are engravings of Kitaro's name on two sides written in Kanji.
For an authentic Japanese experience, drink your sake from the Masu cup. Originally designed to measure rice, Masu cups became popular throughout rural Japan. Made of unvarnished Hinoki wood, it is believed to have natural antibiotic properties and relaxation effectiveness with its natural aromaticity. Square cup holds 180ml (6 fl oz).
How to maintain
* The cup will be cleaned when it is shipped. Wood chips are no harm.
* When you clean, please wipe it with wet towel and dry well. Do not soak in water as it will damage it.