I am a long time fan of Kitaro, the foundation architect of new age music. I value the spirituality gained through his musical intonations. He effectively translates the true message of peace by communicating directly with the soul of our being. He has taught me to respect our environment by forging us as one with our surroundings.
Kitaro is at the top of my list of artists that I wish to experience live. I yearn for the day I am sitting in his midst absorbing the magic of his resonant sound.
Domo Records, Kitaro’s record label has announced that he will be releasing his 23rd studio album, Final Call on September 10th. This album is a voyage of introspection specifically concerned about how we treat our planet. It’s Kitaro’s assertion that the planet itself is crying out and warning us about potential serious consequences if we don’t address these global issues in a timely fashion.
I have always felt we all must respect the providence of the Universe. Unfortunately, through the course of time and the growth of civilization, many living creatures that we now know will become extinct. If we don’t alter how we treat each other and our planet Earth, many habitats and portions of this earth may become devastated and eventually disappear.
After meeting Professor Shibata, at Kazan Observatory at Kyoto University, nature photographer Mr Toshio Ushiyama and the staff at Nagoya Science Museum, I had an epiphany of sorts. I began to recall the greatness of constellations, our solar system, galactic systems, the macrocosms that they create and the beauty of our planet Earth.
As in the story of Noah’s Ark, this album is the story of an epic voyage. A voyage of hope that all living creatures can someday live happily in harmony with each other.
The story begins from where we board for departure.