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
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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
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 300.000 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.
A long, long time ago there lived in a quiet spot a young man and his wife. They had one child, a little daughter, whom they both loved with all their hearts. I cannot tell you their names, for they have long since been forgotten; but the name of the... Read More
In 1921, HIDESAUBIRO UENO, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachiko, a golden brown akita, as a pet. During his owner’s life, Hachiko greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby shibuya station. The pair continued their daily routine until... Read More