Kitaro

Biography

Masanori Takahashi, 4 February 1953, Toyohashi, Japan. Soon after graduating from high school, Takahashi formed a rock band, the Far East Family Band, who released two albums and toured around the world. He was converted to synthesizer music after meeting Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream in 1972. The inspiration for Kitaro’s new music came from visits to Asian countries including, in particular, India and the remoter reaches of his Japanese homeland. His 1978 debut, Tenkai, a suite for... Read more

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new age
ambient
instrumental
japanese
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