Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
About new age cd Moonwater..............
Ang Poon Kah | Singapore | 11/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have purchased the product in Singapore during the 1992 before internet is borned to this world. Moonwater and Snow goddess have the best new age music so far and after you will grow to love it. The chinese word goes "you listen until oil appears at your ears". This two cd are one of the best collection so far for New Age music lovers. Have a nice day enjoying and recommended to those whom are interested in this genre of music.
Dr, Prof (PhD)Ang Poon Kah
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Whoa! NOT a masterpiece: pretty, but has not aged well
Paul Seaman | Concord, CA (SF Bay Area) | 06/22/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This music is pretty, but with a distractingly dated sound--worse on the peppy numbers. The synthesizers (and it is all synthesizers) are a little "rinky-dink" (unsophisticated). I couldn't help but thinking of numerous Hong Kong/Chinese action movies (the slower parts/love themes) from the 1980s and '90s, or sweeping martial arts "epics" from that period. Himekami is well-known in Japan for his T.V. and movie soundtracks, and unfortunately it shows on this CD.
Himekami's previous album, "Snow Goddess," is far superior, in my judgment, with a more consistent tone (serenely inspiring, mystical) AND more variety in texture, using real percussion and wind instruments. If you like Kitaro, you'll almost certainly like both of these albums. You can hear the similarities in the synthesizer-based sound and the oriental influence in the music; and Himekami is a refreshing change from the sequencer/cycling style of Kitaro and his annoying flourishes at the end of every phrase (thankfully toned down in his more recent work).