Domo is proud to re-release two landmark works by New Age pioneer Kitaro, for the first time in 180 gram vinyl. Both Impressions of the West Lake and Kojiki are vivid representations of this visionary artist's indelible sound. Universally acknowledged as the founding architect of New Age music, Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre. The Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist has garnered global acclaim over his lengthy career with a signature sound and an innovative fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own. Impressions of the West Lake is a modern day opera conceived and directed by internationally acclaimed lm-maker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower), the visionary artist behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The production's music was composed by Kitaro and the opera marks a reunion for him with music arranger Randy Miller, the pair's first effort together since the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to Oliver Stone's 1993 lm Heaven and Earth. In addition, the show's soundtrack features rising Chinese pop star Jane Zhang, a gifted young performer who provides stunning vocals to the production on the title track. With Impressions of the West Lake, Kitaro continues to explore new, uncharted terrain with his magnificently expansive vision and ever-questing spirit.