A mix of Santana and Yanni (and likely some Pink Floyd in there, too), Kitaro was a random pick of mine when I was recently browsing the popular music section in our audio-visual department at Central library. He is touted as a master of the New Age music movement, but I simply appreciate the music as being a combination of sounds and styles. It isn’t the space music/under the sea sound of something like Paul Winter’s Callings, but is instead a nice melding of all sorts of things right about music: orchestral flow, digital sound, traditional instrumentation, and long blues-based guitar strains.
A winner of numerous Grammy Awards, Kitaro’s music will be on my MP3 player for a long time to come. Downloads are available on his personal website.
An Enchanted Evening