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

Koto Chinese Revenge (Maxi, Single) Cellophane Record Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Koto Japanese War Game (Single, Maxi) Memory Records Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Koto Visitors (Maxi, Single) Memory Records 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
Koto Jabdah (Maxi, Single) Memory Records 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
Koto The Koto Mix / Jabdah (Megamix) (Maxi) Memory Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Koto Dragon's Legend (Maxi, Single) Memory Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Koto Dragon's Megamix (Maxi) Memory Records, ZYX Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Koto Chinese Revenge (Asia Version) (Maxi) Memory Records Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Koto Champion's Cue (Single, Maxi) ZYX Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Koto Jabdah & Dragon's Legend (Single) ZYX Music 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

CD 9041 Koto, This Year's Blonde Koto, This Year's Blonde - Who's That Mix(CD, Comp) Galaxis CD 9041 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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
Koto / Koto (2) Koto / Koto (2) - The 12" Mixes (Comp) ZYX Music 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(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