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From 1985 to 1986, he entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Geffen Records. [1] [7] This is a reissue of six previous albums titled Ten Kai (aka Astral Voyage), Daichi (aka Full Moon Story), Millennia, India, Silver Cloud and Live in Asia (aka Asia) (each packed with Japanese Obi-Strips) and a new album called Towards the West. Because of his combination of electronic and acoustic sounds, soft music, and repetitive chords similar to new-age roof music in the United States and Europe, his music has been called “New Age.” [7] However, he doesn`t feel comfortable with the term,[14] but it doesn`t mean much to him, “whether people say my music is New Age or not, it`s okay with me, I`ll just keep calling it Kitaro`s music.” [5] [6] With regard to his music, he found that his attitude towards life, the study of philosophy and the responsibility of creating music that has a good influence on society influence his musical creation. [7] Since his debut in 1994 for Domo Records and Grammy-nominated mandala, Kitaro has released 24 studio albums. Among them were the live articles An Enchanted Evening (1995), Gaia-Onbashira (1998) and Ancient (2001) for the Grammy. In 1999, Thinking of You won the Grammy for Best New Age Album. The album Kitaros and Soundtras The Soong Sisters (2000) received the Best Original Music Award from the Hong Kong Film Award (1998) and the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and Award (1997). [3] Golden Horse Award (Hong Kong) Kitaro and Randy Miller won a Golden Horse Award in 1997 for Best Original Score for the film Soong Sisters. [21].