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Water Spirits
Honoka
Water Spirits
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Water Spirits resulted from the same period of intense collaboration between Satsuki Odamura and James Ashley Franklin as the dawning of Honoka. The titles of each track, as well as that of the recording itself, reflect...  more »

      
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All Artists: Honoka
Title: Water Spirits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 8/26/1997
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013711316025, 762185638705

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Album Description
Water Spirits resulted from the same period of intense collaboration between Satsuki Odamura and James Ashley Franklin as the dawning of Honoka. The titles of each track, as well as that of the recording itself, reflect the feeling which underlies all the music: the sounds, sights and textures of water, found in different landscapes and manifestations, from streams in the mountains to noble coastlines. These natural images are in tune with the connection with the natural world shared by shakuhachi and koto; the electronic sounds have been designed to blend with these textures in a unified, integrated whole.Mountain Stream and Lonely Headlands were recorded as improvisations, in one recording from start to finish and have not been edited.Dewdrop Pearls was initially recorded as an improvisation for koto and synthesizer; the koto part was kept intact, but the synthesizer part was discarded and completely recomposed to create the finished piece.Kirisame - Misty Rain was created as a unified work: the electronic parts were recorded first, but the shakuhachi part was composed simultaneously and subsequently recorded.New and seasoned koto and shakuhachi music lovers alike will be enchanted with Honoka's expressive depth of these instruments and repertoire of traditional and modern music.

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