1982 is a musical journey which combines the sounds and melodies of the 80s with the inspiration of Japanese culture. It is also the celebration of our 15th anniversary creating music of various genres and styles inspired by the sounds, landscapes and melodies of Japan. You can download it on... Read More
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We’re hard-working on the final arrangements for our next album, 1982, a ten-years-later successor to our beloved “No headphones required”. If you’re into the genre of synthpop/synthwave music, you’re going to like this. 9 songs will transport you to the best vibes of that era! Check out these shoots from... Read More
The natural sounds of Japan always inspire us to compose new music. This time, we’ve been working with a water sound sample from Arashiyama (Kyoto) donated to us by our great friend Masafumi Komatsu (thank you Sensei!). Enjoy this environmental/japanese ambient music piece featuring sounds of the Ōi river for... Read More
We always love seeing our music being used on other inspiring projects! Check out this beautiful CD PRAYER featuring the music of The Kyoto Connection (the song is “Fears” from our album “The Middle Way”). You can see more works by KATSUMOTOY at his personal website. Ver esta publicación en... Read More
A couple of weeks ago, Bruce Burnette shared a very inspirational story with us: “I am writing with an unusual request, a request that may be possible , or perhaps beyond what your group normally does. Your score of Hachiko led me to your group, and since then , your... Read More
With great happiness we present “Camellia: Music for a Tea Ceremony”. A film collaboration between Camellia Teahouse and The Kyoto Connection. Enjoy this beautiful tea ceremony by Nao San with original music by us! Tea Instructor: Nao-san Music composer: Facundo Arena Violin: Jesica Rubino Special thanks to Kieren, Business Development... Read More
In the midst of this pandemic that’s taking way too longer that anyone could have imagined… I feel the urge to let hope speak trough my with music. Enjoy! cherry blossoms the Fukushima sky again smiling pink (Haiku by kash poet).
An old favorite, revisited. Enjoy the journey with headphones on 😉 lluminating The dark space between the stars The Silver Moon sails (Haiku by Maria Williams)
A little song inspired on the beautiful landscapes that Helen shares everyday from Kamakura. Thanks for the inspiration, Helen! You can follow Kamakura By The Sea on Instagram http://instagram.com/kamakura_by_the_sea
We’re releasing a new ambient music album! A soft 40-min piece of inspirational/ambient music that will help you focus, calm and concentrate. Recorded from sunrise to sunset, using only my Roland D-50 from 1987. It’s a live recording, all custom sounds, no external effects. You can also download the audio-only... Read More
We’re are taking by surprise to the Twitter users who share videos of beautiful places in Japan with little music compositions inspired on what they share. A very creative experience that offers us another opportunity to give away our music to the world as a gift! Hi @Kamakura_By_Sea! What a... Read More
Today we are launching our very own Online Radio featuring a carefully-curated selection of the best japanese ambient/environmental/instrumental/new age music. The music that inspires our music! The Kyoto Connection Radio is LIVE 24/7 and you can tune in here from your computer, tablet or mobile browser. The schedule for this... Read More
“The Healing Sessions” is a new series of experimental music videos, sharing the sounds I design using my Roland D-50 synthesizer, with a special focus on meditation, introspection and concentration. These are sounds I create for my own healing, they do me well when I’m “out of my center”, and... Read More
This is a song we made during 2020 Earth’s Day. It was produced using sounds of the four elements of nature (earth, fire, water, wind) and features the voice of Alan Watts, the great philosopher from the XX Century. Enjoy! Here are some pictures of the recording session @ home:... Read More
Tonight was our first live stream show in YEARS! Here you can listen to us (Jesica in Violin and Facundo in piano) playing some japanese-inspired melodies over soundscapes of Kyoto City. It was a fun night, thank you all who was there to support us! And please excuse the mistakes:... Read More
This is our home-made acoustic version of “The Prisoner” from our album “The Second Voyage”. This too shall pass. Be safe, #StayAtHome.
Ten years ago we where writing/recording one of our most popular albums: “No Headphones Required” (a title inspired on the great Phil Collins Album “No Jacket Required”). A mix between synthwave, 80s-style pop songs and japanese instrumental music that lead us to new musical universes. Tracklist00:00 Intro – Callin’ Karma01:24... Read More
To step into the inner labyrinth of the self and reach our true essence is a wonderful adventure. We hope that these songs are good company to you during the voyage. Kokoro (“heart; mind; mentality; emotions; feelings” in Japanese) is a selection of ambient / new age / instrumental tracks... Read More
Welcome to FLOW – An Immersive space-audio experience. Put your headphones on and enjoy this 10-minute piece specially composed for your introspection. Technical details This was recorded in one take with a ROLAND D-50 synthesizer with no external effects, using only one patch controlled in realtime with Patch Base for... Read More
Here we go again with a song inspired on the ancient Japanese tale "The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child". Enjoy this piece of Japanese Ambience Music!
This are strange times (I’m writing these lines in the middle of the Coronavirus Outbreak) that require the best of us. We should stay strong, stay motivated and keep moving forward until this situation is overcome. This too shall pass… Please be safe staying at home. In the meantime, let... Read More
A year and a half ago, our tribute to the great era of Japanese Ambient Music was released. Fast-forward today it’s reception took us by surprise. It’s reaching 20.000 plays on Youtube (that’s far more our average on the channel) and many more downloads/plays in other music platforms. After Wake... Read More
¡Enjoy this virtual tour of the city of Kyoto while listening to our first Kyoto Soundscapes album! Each scene was selected to match the musical mood. You can download the whole album from our Music section.
This new track is a “new age/ambient” track inspired on the words of the famous philosopher Alan Watts, whose books have enlightened us for so many years. Thanks Alan! The whole track was produced in two takes, using a Roland JV-1080 and a Roland D-50. Background soundscape is an Okinawan... Read More
While we work on the final video-clip, enjoy this lyric-video of our new track (from our upcoming album "1982")!
Today we’re launching our new website. Since the raise of social networks, personal home pages have been in decline, with many people thinking that the Internet is just Facebook, Instagram or Youtube. Social networks gave us a lot of tools to communicate, cooperate and co-create, and that’s great BUT they... Read More
Check out our latest video, a celebration of our upcoming mission to Kyoto!
To the bamboo lattice of my study-window a single dewdrop hangs quivering. Its tiny sphere repeats the colours of the morning,—colours of sky and field and far-off trees. Inverted images of these can be discerned in it,—also the microscopic picture of a cottage, upside down, with children at play before... Read More
facü (aka Facundo Arena) is a music producer and published writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He got his degree in Music Production at the Buenos Aires Music School in 2005, and later built his own music studio. As a Music Producer his main project is The Kyoto Connection, which started... Read More
Happy new era, Japan! This is a song for the new era of beautiful harmony (REIWA) Inspired on the sounds of the great japanese composers, featuring soundscapes of Kyoto City.