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Bebbo

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Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« on: October 13, 2009, 12:18:24 PM »
Been listening to Jarre's Fishing Junks and Sunset and Jon Mark's Asia Journey this week. Can anyone recommend any other music in a similar vein?

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 08:18:44 PM »
The only thing that really stands out in my mind would be Kitaro's Silk Road Vol. 1 & 2.
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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 10:26:51 AM »
Maybe Jade by Ian Boddy? Its been a while since I've heard it (came out in the late 1980s) and I am not sure if its still in print. Check his website for details.
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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 10:09:43 PM »
Nobody mentioned Forrest????  :o

Al Gromer Khan's done some oriental sounding ambient.

Kitaro Silk Road 1 & 2, yeah, classics definitely.

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 12:12:16 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out. I'd forgotten about Kitaro even though I have all his Silk Road albums!

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 06:43:56 AM »
I've got a huge soft spot for Kenji Kawai's scores for the Ghost in the Shell films.  Bizarre and beautiful; wonderfully atmospheric.
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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 01:14:08 PM »
Probably not quite close to the style requested, but I'd like to add a great cd by a Japanese trio named Onna Kodomo.  Their album Syuuka is one I found in the bargain bin of Soleilmoon, and glad I did.  It's haunting and atmospheric, like a ghostly soundtrack to a Japanese horror video game.  Basically just vocals, and what sounds like a fretless bass and violin make up the recording, but also some nice eerie ambient sounds.  One track features what sounds like a rusty cart being slowly rolled along the ground, or maybe chalk streaking across a board in slow motion, like a ghost toiling away at some meaningless task.  It's great!  Most of Onna Kodomo's albums were self-released and long gone, but Syuuka is available even as a download too, in Amazon.com.  

According to Discogs there were at least 2 other releases they made, but for 45 dollars each, it's a tad out of reach....there's an e-mail I found for them on the web, but it seems to be no longer in use.  If anyone has or knows where to get Oboro or Hypnosis from this group, please let me know.  It's a shame to see potentially good music just disappear.  

Sound samples of Syuuka:  
http://www.amazon.com/Syuuka-Onna-Kodomo/dp/B000005PCW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1256155947&sr=1-1

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 02:07:36 PM »
Also give the latest from Bodhi a try: Harbin Temple



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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 10:24:41 PM »
Qalandar by Klaus Wiese comes to mind + his Tibetan bowls experimentations
Also, Grassow,  of course

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 11:07:43 PM »
David Parsons - Tibetan Plateaux:  Sounds of the Mothership



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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2009, 07:31:31 AM »
Used to quite enjoy Azuma, who recorded on Private Music. Two good albums from the 80s, and then off the grid.
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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2009, 01:55:35 PM »
Jalan Jalan - Bali (and to a lesser extent, Bali Dua)

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009, 04:15:21 PM »
Jalan Jalan - Bali (and to a lesser extent, Bali Dua)

Seconded on the Bali CD - which, BTW, is a GREAT CD, period. Highly recommended for nice gentle relaxing melodic music with a Eastern fusion twist.

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Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 06:39:36 PM »
Why not try Loren Nerell's Taksu album?