Koto

The birth of this project was in the early 80's. KOTO was an italian synth group, with tracks conducted and arranged by Anfrando Maiola and produced by Stefano Cundari and published by Memory Records, Italy. Together they have created some great tracks like: "Chinese Revenge", "Japanese War Game", "Visitors", "Jabdah", and "Dragon's Legend".
In 1989, a German record label ZYX has bought rights to all Memory Records catalogue, including the rights to "KOTO" music and name. They asked the Dutch producer Michiel van der Kuy to re-record and remix some of old KOTO tracks. In 1990 Anfrando Maiola struck back with "Champion's Cue", but the single didn't gather much popularity. In 2003 Maiola produce the single "Planet X".
Lately, Anfrando Maiola has won back the rights to "KOTO" name, but the music he produces in 2003 is far from synthdance genre, it's rather in Techno and Dance style.
Currently he is working with Alex Cundari and Roberto Bisca for new synth songs.
Koto
Koto - 12inch Mixes
Artist: Koto
P: 1994
Everybody who love to hear great Italo-dance music has to buy this CD. It's not only the best of Koto, it's the best of Koto's 12-inches. And the songs of Koto where always the best in the long versions.
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Michiel van der Kuy.
Except 1, 3 + 4 by A. Maiola and S. Cundari,
2 + 9 by A. Zanni and S. Cundari,
7 by A. Maiola and 10 by John Carpenter.
12,90 EUR
 
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Koto - From the Dawn of Time
Artist: Koto
P: 1990
Composed By – Michiel v.d. Kuy
Michiel van der Kuy has stepped in and produced an album which is more straightforward than the old Koto songs like 'Dragon's Legend' and 'Japanese Wargame'. Nevertheless, this album is great. The opening track, 'From the Dawn of Time', sounds like a typical Laserdance track. The second track, 'Phenomenon Choir', is absolutely brilliant.  'Acknowledge' is one of the highlights of the album mainly because it has one of the best staccato chords you have ever heard in a synthdance track. Generally there are no weak tracks on the album. Like on most of the Laserdance albums there are also three slower, so-called ambient tracks. Quite relaxing. If you like Michiel's Laserdance stuff, then this album is a must-have.
11,90 EUR
 
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Koto - Masterpieces
Artist: Koto
P: 1989 / 2001
Koto is an instrumental artist who produces excellent Hi NRg dance tracks, somewhat in the style of Euro-techno group Laserdance, but in fact this CD is an album of Koto's most famous tracks, RE-RECORDED by Laserdance! Hence, it is not really a Greatest Hits CD of Koto.
14,90 EUR
 
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Koto - Plays Science-Fiction Movie Themes
Artist: Koto
P: 1993 / 2011
It's a great CD for people who like Italo-dance music and the great sf-movies of the 80's and 90's. All titles are played in a great way.
Koto's style fits perfectly into the dark mood of the Carpenter's originals.

18,90 EUR
 
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Koto - Plays Synthesizer World Hits
Artist: Koto
P: 1990
Here some famous Synthesizer tracks are covered by Koto. Some tracks are childish, but some others are really new versions of very well known tracks. We like it.

11,90 EUR
 
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