Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 4 is the fourth in a series of a collection of works and peace-themed albums inspired by the classic Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 sacred temples on Japan's remote Shikoku Island. A journey taken by the beloved Buddist monk Ku-Kai over a millennium ago, via the music contained in Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Volume 4, Kitaro continues to explore uncharted waters with his magnificently expansive vision and ever-questing spirit.
The fourth volume in a collection of albums inspired by the classic Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 temples of the Japanese island Shikoku, ancestral home of the beloved Buddhist holy man Ku-kai.
Each track on this album revolves around the unique bell sound from each temple, using actual sampling and Kitaro's inspired musical interpretations and distillations of their essences. Volume four breaks new ground with the addition of violinist Steve Kindler (member of The Honolulu Symphony, and former member of John McLaughlin's fusion band).
Grammy and Golden Globe winner Kitaro has garnered global acclaim over a three-decade career as a composer and musician of sound collaborations and resonant compositions. Kitaro's atmospheric, powerfully emotive, and multi-textured music truly defies the constraints of any genre.
He's 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 Kitaro has garnered global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pinoeering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.
1. Lotus Mountain
3. Magic Seeds
4. Reflection of Water
5. South Wind
6. Circle Pray
8. Ritual Winds