The Soundtrack

We’ve received quite a few requests for the soundtrack(s) used at the Jade Lantern sponsored games, such as our DundraCon events. For your enjoyment, the Monk gladly provides his current L5R iPod/iTunes playlist:

Artist / Album
Melan-ryu, Kimpu-ryu, Tozan-ryu, Ikuta-ryu and Kikusue-ryu / Japanese Masterpieces For The Shakuhachi
Zumi-Kai Original Instrumental Group / Koto Music Of Japan
Kohachiro Miyata / Shakuhachi – The Japanese Flute
Richard Stagg/ Shakuhachi: the japanese flute
Kitaro / Mandala
Kodo / Best Of Kodo
Kitaro / Sacred Journey of Kukai
Tony Scott / Music for Zen Meditation
Richard Warner / The Spirit of the Tao Te Ching

Kodo’s drumming is excellent, and was used to nice effect in the Lion-centric game of Lion at Honor’s Gate, at DunDraCon. In general, the Monk prefers Shakuhachi in the background as a default. Koto music is good for court scenes, but can become grating to some for extended duration.

One of the early articles in Behind the Mempo, Water Music, is centered around some music recommendations for L5R and like games.