The third in a series inspired by the events of 9/11.
A single flute rises from the silence like a heron from a still lake, setting the simple, quiet tone of this Grammy-nominated 2007 release. Celebrated new age keyboardist/composer Kitaro has often employed intrepid melodies and bombastic arrangements in his work, but here, as on the previous two installments of this trilogy, he opts for spare, emotive lines that evoke natural beauty and meditative stillness.
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 career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.His latest project, the third in a series of a collection of works and peace-themed albums (Volume 1 released in 2003; Volume 2 in 2005) is inspired by the classic Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 sacred temples on Japan¿s remote Shikoku Island. A journey taken by the beloved Buddhist monk Ku-Kai over a millennium ago, through the music contained in Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Volume 3, Kitaro continues to explore uncharted waters with his magnificently expansive vision and ever-questing spirit.
1. Sky and Ocean
2. Crystal Winds
3. After the Rain
4. Sacred Fountain
5. Winds Blow Over the Hill
6. Into the Forest
7. Voice In Blue
8. Circle Dance