The long-awaited sampling collection of traditional Japanese instruments, folk songs, and chants has arrived. Discovery Japan delivers the true sound and feel of the traditional Japanese musical culture. The instrumentalists and vocalists have been recorded in isolation, not as ensembles, and the sound quality is excellent. Real Japanese folk vocal section includes male and female swoops, glides, and a variety of tonal color and format shifts. The instrumental tracks include two types of shamisen, plus shakuhachi, koto, and more. Many synths have patches with these instrument names, but no synth has captured the soul of these ethnic instruments the way Discovery Japan has. Discovery Japan is the real deal.