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[Spacesynth, Italo Disco] Koto - Collection (1989-2015) (5CD) [FLAC]

Posted by Trung Tue on Aug 31, 2016 with 0 Comments
Koto - Collection (1989-2015) (5CD)
| FLAC (Image/Tracks+Cue) | 2.50GB | Electronic, Spacesynth, Italo Disco | Covers |
Koto is an Italian synth pop group that originally consisted of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari, later with Michiel van der Kuy too. Their most popular songs were "Visitors", "Dragon's Legend", "Chinese Revenge" and "Jabdah", released in 1983-1988. Koto is often associated with a genre of music called Spacesynth, a music style streamed from Space Disco. Unfortunately, it has been reported that Stefano Cundari died some time between 1991 and 1992 from a brain tumor.

Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari helped to form Memory Records, an Italian record company which specialised in mainly Italo Disco releases. Koto's "Chinese Revenge" was the first record to be released on the Memory label. It sold over 10,000 copies in Italy alone.

Both artists also helped to write, mix, and produce for a range of other artists signed to the Memory Records label, including "Challenger" and "Happy Song" for the band Baby's Gang. Stefano Cundari is also known for his participation in the group "Hipnosis" from 1982-1987. Following their successful debut with "Chinese Revenge" both Maiola and Cundari helped remix the Vangelis track "Pulstar" for Hipnosis. Their remix of Pulstar reportedly sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.

By 1986 the mood of the record buying public was starting to change. House Music was becoming increasingly popular, and the demand for Italo Disco tracks appeared to be in decline. Memory Records, along with other Italo record companies of the time, started to suffer financially. Although attempts were made to respond to the changes by releasing House Music and Eurobeat tracks, the change was not successful and Memory Records went out of business.

In 1989, the German record label ZYX Music bought the rights to the entire Memory Records catalog, including the "Koto" name and recordings. They then brought in Dutch record producer Michiel van der Kuy to re-record and remix some of the old Koto tracks. He then released several other albums under the alias "Koto" in which he remixed science fiction movie themes and other songs, like "Koto Plays Synthesizer World Hits" and "Koto Plays Science-Fiction Movie Themes". In the '90's he realized two good singles: "Minoan war" and "Acknowledge". Michiel van der Kuy is also a member of the group Laserdance and producer for the likes of Alice DeeJay.

In recent years, Anfrando Maiola won back the rights to the "Koto" name and continues to produce music under this name. His latest tracks were: "Koto Is Still Alive" (2001), "Blow The Whistle" (2003) and the video "Mix 2008" with Michiel van der Kuy. (Last.fm)

Tracklist:
1989 - Koto - Masterpieces
01 - Koto - Visitors (The Alien Mix) ...06:09
02 - Koto - Time ...06:26
03 - Koto - Dragon's Legend (Siegfried's Mix) ...06:22
04 - Koto - Minoan War ...05:52
05 - Koto - Jabdah (Chinese Mix) ...07:14
06 - Koto - Plain ...05:41
07 - Koto - Chinese Revenge ('89 Mix) ...05:50
08 - Koto - Japanese War Game (Master Mix) ...06:21

1990 - Koto - Plays Synthesizer World Hits [24bit-48kHz]
01 - Koto - Trans Europe Express ...4:51
02 - Koto - Tender Force ...3:47
03 - Koto - James Bond Theme ...4:20
04 - Koto - The Force ...3:31
05 - Koto - Crockett's Theme ...3:16
06 - Koto - Equinox Part V ...3:14
07 - Koto - Moonlight Shadow ...3:19
08 - Koto - The Captain Of Her Heart ...3:59
09 - Koto - Wonderful Land ...3:36
10 - Koto - I Like Chopin ...3:34
11 - Koto - Oxygene Part IV ...3:28
12 - Koto - Pulstar ...3:48
13 - Koto - Eye Of The Tiger ...3:13
14 - Koto - Rambo I Theme ...3:38

1993 - Koto - Plays Science-Fiction Movie Themes
01 - Koto - Star Trek ...04:45
02 - Koto - Mc Gyver ...03:47
03 - Koto - Airwolf ...03:46
04 - Koto - The End ...04:12
05 - Koto - Twilight Zone ...04:16
06 - Koto - Back To The Future ...04:09
07 - Koto - The Thing ...03:07
08 - Koto - Terminator ...03:32
09 - Koto - Die Klapperschlange ...04:09
10 - Koto - The Eve Of The War ...04:12
11 - Koto - Star Wars ...03:49
12 - Koto - Space Patrol Orion ...03:30
13 - Koto - Apocalypse Now ...03:19
Bonus Tracks:
14 - Koto - Cosmic Connection ...04:23
15 - Koto - Epic Saga ...04:16
16 - Koto - Jungian Dream ...04:16
17 - Koto - Time (Remix) ...06:08

2015 - Koto - Greatest Hits & Remixes (2CD)
CD1
01 - Koto - Chinese Revenge (7'' Version) ...3:40
02 - Koto - Jabdah (7'' Version) ...3:37
03 - Koto - Japanese War Game (7'' Club Mix) ...3:55
04 - Koto - Dragon's Legend (7'' Version) ...3:45
05 - Koto - Champion's Cue ...6:02
06 - Koto - Visitors ...3:32
07 - Koto - Phenomenon Choir ...5:11
08 - Koto - Mind Machine ...6:44
09 - Koto - Time ...6:27
10 - Koto - Jabdah (7' D.J. Version) ...3:37
11 - Koto - Minoan War ...5:53
12 - Koto - The Koto Mix ...5:02
CD2
01 - Koto - Jabdah (Original ZYX Remix) ...6:44
02 - Koto - Visitors (Vocal Remix) ...6:13
03 - Koto - Japanese War Game (Master Mix) ...6:24
04 - Koto - Dragon's Legend (Maxi Version) ...6:56
05 - Koto - Chinese Revenge (Maxi Version) ...6:19
06 - Koto - Champion's Cue (Billiard Mix) ...5:29
07 - Koto - Jabdah (Swedish Remix) ...7:06
08 - Koto - Visitors (The Alien Mix) ...6:25
09 - Koto - Dragon's Megamix ...7:31
10 - Koto - Japanese War Game (Swedish Remix) ...9:37
11 - Koto - Jabdah (Chinese Mix) ...7:13

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