Solo performer: Kitaro (sythesizer, guitar, piano, drums, percussion).
Includes liner notes by Kitaro.
Digitally remastered by Doug Sax (The Mastering Lab).
Personnel: Kitaro (guitar, piano, synthesizer, Kurzwell synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer, drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Kitaro.
Recording information: Kitaro's Nagano Yasaka Atelier.
Photographer: Matt Mahurin.
Unknown Contributor Role: Kitaro.
Kitaro is an amazingly talented individual. He has been one of the world's premier electronic composers and performers for decades. During that time, he has created some of the most memorable music in the new age community. His output has been both prolific and consistent. It is difficult to review his albums because they only compare to each other. Tenku is a brilliantly lyrical yet entirely instrumental CD. Kitaro speaks volumes with his synthesizers. These romantic interludes are full of gentle melodies and lush synth washes. The atmospheres are vibrant and bold. They are connected by wispy drones. There are no dark overtones or edges; this is upbeat, pastoral ambience. There are few similar artists, but fans of Vangelis, Suzanne Ciani, Constance Demby, and Dean Evenson are likely to enjoy Kitaro's music as well. ~ Jim Brenholts