Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Koto meets Laserdance
paahtis | Finland | 09/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some people who like old Koto tracks by Cundari & Maiola may find this album a bit strange. Michiel van der Kuy has stepped in and produced an album which is more straightforward than the old Koto songs like 'Dragon's Legend' and 'Japanese Wargame'. Nevertheless, this album is great. The opening track, 'From the Dawn of Time', sounds like a typical Laserdance track. It's ok but not excellent. The second track, 'Phenomenon Choir', is absolutely brilliant. For some reason it keeps reminding me of Dragon's Legend. 'Acknowledge' is one of the highlights of the album mainly because it has one of the best staccato chords I have ever heard in a synthdance track. Generally there are no weak tracks on the album except one. I'm talking about 'Mystery Bomber' which is early 90's techno and doesn't sound very good in that genre either. Like on most of the Laserdance albums there are also three slower, so-called ambient tracks.
I find them quite relaxing. If you like Michiel's Laserdance stuff, then this album is a must-have."