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Postcards (2023 Edition)

by The Kyoto Connection

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Gerrit This is such a beautiful album. It made me think of some of my longtime favorites. And the making-of is just as beautiful and inspiring: hard to believe that it was all made with nothing but an iPad and a tape recorder. Makes me want to go get an Akai and iPad and experiment myself. I don't know how I could be so unaware all these years, but I can't wait to catch up with all their past releases.. btw, also love the website! :)
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sujufo I just love the feel of this track - slightly Kraftwork inspired and utterly brilliant. The album is superb - I can listen to it again and again - it is a dream-scape that takes me to beautiful far away places I've never been. Stunning for the imagination. Favorite track: DNA.
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Heavyweight Vinyl in 3mm spine shrink-wrapped sleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Postcards (2023 Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Handstamped Numbered Test Pressing
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    5 handstamped & numbered TPs shipping from Adelaide only

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Kansai 03:38
DNA 03:31
Kamakura 04:18
Inoue 04:56
Rain 03:36
Tea House 03:50
Suikinkutsu 04:26
Birds 02:03
Quiet Forest 04:26
Postcards 05:36


The original environmental album from the Kyoto Connection available on Vinyl for the very first time. The album was composed, produced and recorded by Argentinian producer Facundo Arena over the course of one month in early 2018. A self trained musician and digital synths enthusiast, for this project Facundo wanted to move out of his comfort zone and compose the album purely using plugins and sequencing software on his iPad, running the songs directly onto tape, in this case his trusted 1978 Akai GXC-70D tape recorder.

Why an iPad? Facundo explains “In the 1980’s Japanese ambient producers experimented with hardware sequencers and computer sequencers on the Atari ST. Today thanks to IOS apps like Samplr, Korg Gadget and Fugue Machine it’s possible to experiment like the old days with new ways of composing and recording. Each track was recorded live into the Akai, so there were many takes to get the right result with each take recorded on the same cassette (recorded and erased over and over again) which helped to achieve an ‘old tape saturation’ effect”.

The image for the album is taken from an old original 1960’s Japanese postcard featuring the famous Arashishama Bridge. The album is pressed on heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl with sleeve design by Bradley Pinkerton.


released February 21, 2023

Produced by Facundo Arena


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The Kyoto Connection Buenos Aires, Argentina

A musical voyage. Electronic ambients, melodies, and japanese sounds.

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