Koto

Koto

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The birth of this project was in the early 80's. KOTO was an italian synth group, with tracks conducted and arranged by Anfrando Maiola and produced by Stefano Cundari and published by Memory Records, Italy. Together they have created some great tracks like: "Chinese Revenge", "Japanese War Game", "Visitors", "Jabdah", and "Dragon's Legend".

In 1989, a German record label ZYX has bought rights to all Memory Records catalogue, including the rights to "KOTO" music and name. They asked the Dutch producer Michiel van der Kuy to re-record and remix some of old KOTO tracks. In 1990 Anfrando Maiola struck back with "Champion's Cue", but the single didn't gather much popularity. In 2003 Maiola produce the single "Planet X".

Lately, Anfrando Maiola has won back the rights to "KOTO" name, but the music he produces in 2003 is far from synthdance genre, it's rather in Techno and Dance style.
Currently he is working with Alex Cundari and Roberto Bisca for new synth songs.

Michiel van der Kuy productions should be filed under Koto (2)
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Koto Discography

Singles & EPs

SCV 2202 Koto Chinese Revenge (Maxi, Single) Cellophane Record SCV 2202 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
MEM 45005, MEM 45003 Koto Japanese War Game (Single, Maxi) Memory Records MEM 45005, MEM 45003 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
1564516 Koto Visitors (Maxi, Single) Memory Records 1564516 France 1985 Sell This Version
PCS 1001 Koto / Cyber People Koto / Cyber People - Visitors (Swedish Remix) / Void Vision(12") Power Records (7) PCS 1001 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MEMIX 0208 Koto Jabdah (Maxi, Single) Memory Records MEMIX 0208 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
KOTO 5356 Koto Japanese War Game / Chinese Revenge (Hot Disco Version)(12", Maxi) Label Du Bon Independant KOTO 5356 France 1986 Sell This Version
MEMIX 8048 Koto The Koto Mix / Jabdah (Megamix) (Maxi) Memory Records MEMIX 8048 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
MEMIX 8-074, 8-074 Koto Dragon's Legend (Maxi, Single) Memory Records MEMIX 8-074, 8-074 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
MEMIX 074 R, MEM 074 R Koto Dragon's Megamix (Maxi) Memory Records, ZYX Records MEMIX 074 R, MEM 074 R Germany 1988 Sell This Version
MEMIX 082 Koto Chinese Revenge (Asia Version) (Maxi) Memory Records MEMIX 082 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6352-12 Koto Champion's Cue (Single, Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6352-12 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GDC 2005-8 Koto Jabdah & Dragon's Legend (Single) ZYX Music GDC 2005-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 0008-12 Koto / Gaznevada Koto / Gaznevada - Japanese Wargame / I.C. Love Affair(12") ZYX Music ZYX 0008-12 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ZYX 0011-12 Laserdance / Koto Laserdance / Koto - Humanoid Invasion / Visitors(12") ZYX Music ZYX 0011-12 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SAG 014 Koto Koto Is Still Alive(12") GAS Europe SAG 014 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
SAG-E 045 Koto Blow The Whistle(12") GAS Europe SAG-E 045 Italy 2003 Sell This Version

Compilations

GLX 9041, CD 9041 Koto / This Year's Blonde Koto / This Year's Blonde - The Koto Mix / Who's That Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Galaxis, ZYX Records GLX 9041, CD 9041 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
KL 311 Koto / Brian Ice Koto / Brian Ice - East & West(Cass, Comp) Helidon KL 311 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 3303-2 Koto The Maxi-CD Collection Of Koto(CD, Maxi, RE + CD, Maxi, RE + CD, Maxi, RE + CD, M) ZYX Records ZYX 3303-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SM 0017 CD Koto / Koto (2) Koto / Koto (2) - Mind Machine(CD, Comp) Snake's Music SM 0017 CD Poland 1992 Sell This Version
ZYX 10001-2 Koto / Koto (2) Koto / Koto (2) - The 12" Mixes (Comp) ZYX Music ZYX 10001-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
GDC 0002-12 Koto Club Classics 02(12", Comp) ZYX Music GDC 0002-12 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MT 711507-222-6 Koto / Koto (2) Koto / Koto (2) - MP3 Максимум Удовольствия (MP3 Maximum Pleasure)(CD-ROM, Comp) Студия "Монолит" MT 711507-222-6 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MIR100752 Koto The Original Masterpiece(LP, Comp, 180) Мирумир MIR100752 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
ZYX 21053-2 Koto / Koto (2) Koto / Koto (2) - Greatest Hits & Remixes(2xCD, Comp) ZYX Music ZYX 21053-2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version