Kitaro – Impressions of the West Lake

Kitaro - Impressions of the West Lake

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Kitaro – Impressions of the West Lake
CD, Domo Records, 2009

For over a decade, I’ve been out of touch with the music of Kitaro, so this release may be a good opportunity to catch up on his current whereabouts.
“Impressions of the West Lake” contains Kitaro’s score to a modern day opera conceived and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou, making this project a typical East-meets-East collaboration.

Kitaro’s music for “Impressions of the West Lake” moves into symphonic-orchestral realms, including choir sounds, female vocals, solo-violin and some Eastern flavours.
Although overall different in style, the ten tracks still offer some gracious, haunting and melodic themes which evoke the same sense of magic which made his older work stand out, including some of Kitaro’s typical synth-solos.

All in all, “Impressions of the West Lake” offers 70+ minutes of cinematic, well executed neo-classical music.


You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Kitaro artist page


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