Studio Works

 

Projects have included major studio features, nature, travel and cultural documentaries and shorts and videos.


SOLO ALBUMS


The Sacred Land
(EQ/USA)
2007

The Sound of Angel
(EQ/USA)
2004

Two Bridges
Crossing
/as DragonChi
(EQ/USA)
2004

Breath of Jade
Breath of Jade
EQ(USA)/
Aifa(Taiwan)
2001
Beyond the Circle
Beyond the Circle
Cyber Octave/
Virgin(USA)/
Bandai(Japan)
1996
Mandala
Mandala
EQ(USA)/
Aifa(Taiwan) 1993
Behind the Light
Behind the Light
Higher Octave/Virgin(USA) Billboard New Age Chart #20 1993
Sweet Chaos
Rhino Records(USA)/
Pony Canyon
(Japan) 1989
California Roll
California Roll
(Record World Magazine/New Age Chart #23) CBS (USA) 1988
Passages
Passages
Epic Sony(Japan)/
CBS(USA)1987
In Minds Way
In Minds Way
Epic Sony (Japan)
1986
FM Shrine
FM Shrine
(Epic Sony)
1985
The Source
The Source
Epic Sony(Japan)/CBS Sony(USA) 1985
Face to Face
Face to Face
Forlife(Japan)
Takoma(USA)
1981
Dragon King
Dragon King
Record World/Jazz Chart #25
Alfa (Japan)
Arista (USA)
1979
Masteless Samurai
Masterless Samurai
Alfa (Japan) Headfirst/MCA (USA)
1978
Osamu
OSAMU
Island (Japan, USA)
1977
Benzaiten

BENZAITEN
Island (Japan)
Antilles (USA)
1976
   

 

THE LAUNCHERS



Free Association

FREE ASSOCIATION
1967

ToshibaEMI(Japan)

OASY Okoku

OASY Okoku
1969

ToshibaEMI(Japan)

The Very Best of The Launchers

The Very Best of THE LAUNCHERS 1967-1970
Shinseido(Japan)
   

 

COMPILATION ALBUMS with other artists


  • SUN by Claude Challe(Wagram/France) : with Pentagon, Badmarsh, Gianfranco Bortolotti, Bob Holroyd & Claude Challe etc.
  • Spirits Of Nature-3(Virgin/Europe) : with Enigma, Vangelis, Kitaro & B-Tribe etc.
  • No Boundaries(CBS) : with Philip Glass, Santana, Basia, Branford Marsalis & Ryuichi Sakamoto etc.
  • Panorama(Higher Octave) : with William Aura, EKO & The Soto Koto Band etc.
  • Atmospheres(CBS) : with Andreas Vollenweider, Yo-Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Oblique & Apsaras etc.
  • Secrets Of The World(EVA Holland) : with Dead Can Dance, Deep Forest & Enigma etc.
  • CLUB MIX 21(MultiTrax) : with DJ Jose & G Spott, Sureno, Mr. Bishi, Shiva, Yulara etc.
  • Alternatives(CBS) : with Free Flight & Brian Slawson etc.
  • Night Collection(Virgin/Greece) : with Ottmar Liebert, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Mike Oldfield & Enigma etc.
  • Image4 (SONY) : with Yo-Yo Ma, Taro Hakase etc.
 

SOUNDTRACKS


Mandala
MANDALA
Samurai Cowboy
Samurai Cowboy
Captive Hearts
Captive Hearts


Selected Filmscores

  • Suwanose : the fourth world(JAPAN), 1976, Documentary film about the first movement of beatnik philosophy in Japan. Starring Nanao Sakaki, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder.
  • Chugoku Kiko(JAPAN), 1986, Gakken. Documentary of Chinese Chi Qong masters.
  • Kokushimuso/Samurai Lover(JAPAN), 1986, Toho Japan.
  • Captive Hearts(USA), 1986, MGM starring Pat Morita, Chris Makepeace, Mari Sato. Available on video.
  • Faces of Japan(USA), 1988, PBS documentary of interesting Japanese people.
  • China - The Unveiled Highlands(JAPAN), 1989, NHK four part documentary special of the people and animals of the border of China and Russia.
  • Japan Today(USA), 1989, PBS documentary.
  • Mandala(JAPAN), 1991, Toho Japan, biopic of early years of Kobodaishi, Buddhist saint of Japan.
  • Voices From the Land(USA), 1991, PBS documentary. Score by Osamu Kitajima and Van Dyke Parks.
  • Samurai Cowboy(USA), 1993, Den Pictures, Inc., starring Hiromi Go, Mary Stuart Masterson. Available on video.
  • Native American -The Mother Earth Prayer-(JAPAN), 2003, NHK 2 hour High Definition Special Documentary.
  • Korin Ogata(JAPAN), 2003, NHK documentary about a great master of Japanese Screen Paintings in the Tokugawa period.
  • Trekking Journey in the National Parks of Japan, 2007, NHK HD Documentary series which take you deep into an unprecedented expedition along the four main islands of Japan.
 


AS A PRODUCER


Kyori/Masakazu YoshizawaKyori, Celestial Harmonies, 1987. Recording of shakuhachi virtuoso.
Color Zone
Color Zone, Fun House, 1988. San Fransisco pop group.

Warashi/Sayuri IshikawaWarashi, Nippon Columbia, 1988. The number one Enka singer in Japan blending with big names such as David Benoit.

Whisper/ Mai KitajimaWhisper, Fun House, 1988.

Nichiren/Ginjo KyogokuNichiren, Toshiba/EMI, 1990. Buddhist chants set to electronic music.

Fly Away/YukiFly Away, Higher Octave Music, 1991. New Age/Pop singer.
Nobuhiro Ikehata

Flying High/ Nobuhiro IkehataFlying High, Pony Canyon, 1994. Smooth New Age/Jazz instrumental.(underground hit album in Tokyo)

REBIRTH / Techno Tip Kayama, Fun House, 1997. Advanced techno/trance with sampled original vocals of Tip's father Yuzo Kayama, one of Japan's top Rock artists ever.

Mari Henmi

Keiken/ Mari HenmiKeiken, Warner, 1999. New dance version of her 60's big hits in Japan.
Kyu Sakamoto & Maiko
Sukiyaki 2000 / Kyu Sakamoto & MaikoSUKIYAKI 2000,Toshiba/EMI, 2000. New Techno version of #1 worldwide big hit from the '60s utilizing his original vocal.
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