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Inspired by Kitaro's visit to Japan, where he attended the "Onbashira" festival, Gaia -- the title roughly translates to "Goddess of the Earth" -- is filled with exotic, unpredictable sounds. It relies heavily on percussion and ancient wind instruments, which means it sounds as old as the hills, yet Kitaro's sensibility makes it unmistakably modern. It's arguably among his most spiritual albums, in how it recognizes how humans are tied to the earth itself, which remains eternally fascinating, utterly perplexing, and, ultimately, wondrously enchanting in its mysteries.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: Domo Records
UPC: 0724384578923
catalogNumber: 45789
Rank: 131240

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kitaro   Primary Artist
Jonathan Goldman   Chant
Ty Burhoe   Tabla,Tamboura
Angus Clark   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Luis Perez   Percussion
Ryusuje Seto   Biwa
Kristin Stordahl Kanda   Flute,Transverse Flute
Derek Zimmerman   Percussion
Angus Clarke   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Masa Ito   Classical Guitar
Keiko Takahashi   Hand Drums

Technical Credits

Kitaro   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Cover Photo
Gary Barlough   Engineer
Wendy Sherman   Art Direction
Jun Yoshida   Engineer
Jun Yoshida   Engineer

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