Chibiham, Juicy & Me is the first feature-length anime from writer/director Riki Ohkanda and producer Ryō Nakajima. The anime centers on a chubby American named Chibiham who goes to Japan, as her friends are caught up in her antics. 😀 ✊ With music by The Kyoto Connection! Here’s a demo... Read More
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To celebrate the release of our new album “The Flower, The Bird and The Mountain” we got together at home to record this live version of “Setsuko’s Smile”, the last track of the side A of the album. We hope the music transports you to the landscapes of Kyoto as... Read More
We are very excited to share this news! Our new album, The Flower, The Bird and The Mountain – “A love letter to the Masters of Japanese Ambient and Environmental music” has been released by Isle of Jura Records’ sub-label, “Temples of Jura “. Listen to the full album Vinyl... Read More
They say that when you walk through the streets of Kyoto, you feel a tendency towards peace in the air… and in you. Enjoy this new japanese ambient track!
Sometimes love can take the form of Haiku: Simple, beautiful, short, inexplicable from the mind, but understandable from the heart. Haiku Loop is a song from our first album (The First Voyage, 2006) that we revisit today to connect with those simple, ephemeral and beautiful moments of love in our... Read More
Little by little we are recording video versions of our most important songs. Today, we share with you a live version of “Waterfall” from our album Wake Up (2013). This song was composed by Jesica and is an exquisite violin piece inspired by the soundscape of Kyoto. Enjoy it! And... Read More
Summer months are usually difficult to get together to rehearse and make music due to the holidays. Luckily we are back in the studio working and preparing our next releases, although this year is kind of different. A few weeks ago we found out that Jesica and I are expecting... Read More
Our first 2022 release is a tribute to the soundtrack of 80s martial arts movies like Bloodsport and Kickboxer. Enjoy “The road to Kyoto” recorded live at our studio!
2021 was a wonderful year full of music. Thank you for sharing the journey with us!
“Wake Up” is a song from our album by the same name released in 2013. Eight years later, we decided to revisit it in this live version at our studio, with vocals by Jesica Rubino. Lyrics: I feel my skin connected with the UniverseI can turn on the light of... Read More
“Voyage To Kyoto” (Originally “Voyage III – Kyoto”) is a song from our album “The First Voyage”, originally released in 2006. Fifteen years later, we decided to revisit it in this live version from our studio, a basement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enjoy it!
We had a great time recording this cover version live at our studio! Kind of a “soft” take with some Japanese arrangements. Hope you like it!
We’ve been recently featured on the Spotify Editorial Playlist “Postcards from Japan – A celebration of contemporary Ambient music produced by Japanese artists”. Among a great selection of japanese-ambient tracks, you’ll find “Postcards”, “Kansai” and “Tea House” from our album “Postcards” (2018). This means lots of exposure for us, so... Read More
We have been invited to tell the story of The Kyoto Connection at the Ishi kawa Summit to Sea Podcast. Thanks for the invitation! It was a fun and inspirational night of chat and music. You can listen to the whole episode here:
We’re very happy to announce our first release of 2021! Enjoy this 10 minute piece of japanese ambient music specially arrange to ease your mind and connect you with the spirit of japan.
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
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