Kitaro - Oasis
Originally released in 1979, this was one of Kitaro's first albums, and many would argue that his early music is his best, and that "Oasis" is among Kitaro's most exquisite recordings; "Oasis" has his unique "other-worldly" feel to it, and would make a good pairing with the fantastic images from the Hubble Space Telescope. I never fail to imagine myself flying to a distant star when listening to either this CD, or my other favorite, "Ki", which was released in 1981.
All the music is created by Kitaro, and he plays the Korg, Roland and Yamaha synthesizers, as well as acoustic guitar and percussion. There are some tracks, like "Moro-Rism", "Eternal Spring" (sometimes listed as "Aqua"), and "Oasis", that are simply superb, but all the tracks are strong and intensely beautiful. Kitaro was a pioneer of "New Age" music, and though many copied his style, no one could duplicate the spirit and melodious excellence that was and always will be simply Kitaro.