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“Camellia: Music for a tea ceremony”

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NEW ALBUM! 1982

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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

New Album coming up: “1982”

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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

CD Prayer By Yuichiro Katsumoto

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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

“Camellia: Music for a Tea Ceremony” – Camellia Teahouse feat. The Kyoto Connection

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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

mistery song inspires hope 希望

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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).

“Kamakura By The Sea”

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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

New video-album “D-50 Notes & Soundscapes”

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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

Unexpected Music Gifts on Twitter

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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

Introducing: Japanese Ambient Music Radio!

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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

A song for Earth 🌏

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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

¡10 Years of “No Headphones Required”!

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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

NEW ALBUM: “Kokoro”

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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

New Videoclip for TRUE GRIT!

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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

“Become What You Are”

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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

Say hi to our new website!

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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

About facü

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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