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Kuniyuki is one of my favourite producers from Japan. His unique style of organic jazz vibes and electronic textures always impressed me. His album includes many of his best musical moments such as the classic 'Precious Hall'. Excellent!

Yannick (Needs, Germany)

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"Japanese producer Kuni creates an exquisitely-produced musical hybrid
drenched in sumptuous organic textures, sunsplashed Afro-Latin rhythms,
penetrating tribal percussions, transcendent cosmic jazz fusion, tripped-out
dub, sultry deep house and forward-thinking electronic invention creating an
otherworldly soundtrack somewhere between Germany's Rhythm and Sound, Joe
Claussell, Osunlade, Jazzanova, Aphex Twin and Mango Santamaria."

- Chris Brann (Wamdue / Ananda Project / P'TAAH)

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"Beautiful for the radio's playlist as well as for my radio shows"

Laurent Garnier

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"Sweet,dreamy and playful...good for Cafe del Mar"

Tobi Neumann

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"This Album touches me deep inside. A wonderful hybrid of jazz, electronics, percussion and a lot of power - with the special Kuniyuki feel of deepness, harmony and atmosphere in it. A wide landscape opens up to your ears - this music is saying something - listen!"

Henrik Schwarz(Sunday Music/Mood Music)

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it's a perfect mixture between new technologies music and ethnic music , it s the perfect marriage of electronic's and instruments , very musical , lots of space and atmosphere ... love it !!

Luciano(Cadenza/Peace Frog)

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There are Artist who Create for Recondition and Approval and there are thoseartist who breathe to Create. Kuniyuki is one who is closely associated withthe later.
I was introduced to Kuni through Satoru Ogawa of my favorite Home Sapporohe's another person who I admire and respect. Satoru made it a point tointroduce me to Kuni's Music and from the very moment that I listed tokuni's "Precious Hall" I fell in love. Then when I finally met kunieverything made sense.
Kuni is a true Artist an artist that I love and respect. His music displaysTrue emotion and life and when I listen to his music I can feel his Soul butmost importantly it's his own music. With his new CD "We Are Together" Kuni creates yet another Masterpiece from his Heart and Soul. I Love This CD and I'm sure that everyone who listens to this Beautiful yet Cosmic work will also Love It.
Kuni Thank you for giving our Planet Your Music, Spirit and Heart
Peace, Love and Respect

Joaquin joe Claussell
Spiritual Life and Sacred Rhythm Music
www.sacredrhythmmusic.net

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In any field of music, artists and producers of note are invariably those who are able find their own voice
and follow their own direction - it is this individuality that makes their work appealing and superior to a larger body of mediocre music that's always in circulation at any given time. Kuniyuki is certainly one who has his own voice, and one whom I consider head and shoulders above the mass of music producers that confront us when we walk into any record store. As this album shows, Kuni is a multi instrumentalist of considerable prowess, and one who knows perfectly how to blend his playing skills with electronic beats and computer generated sounds to give special results. Such talents are few and far between in today's music scene.

Perhaps Kuniyuki is one of the Japanese music scene's best kept secrets,
but now all that is about to change.

Ian o'Brien(Peace Frog)

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The more I learn about Kuniyuki's music, the more I realize we have been shadowing each other through connections going back over a decade. Not so much connections of style - although, like myself, Kuniyuki produces in a wide range of unlikely genres. Still, something about our styles seems to have created connections of time between us. It was only recently that I discovered Kuniyuki and I were linked in the early 1990's, when we both had projects released by the European label KK Records. Of course there is the shared link to New York and Japanese House culture (pertinent to this project), through which we first met while performing at the same event in Sapporo a few years ago; and most recently I had the fun privilege of watching Kuniyuki perform at my resident party "DJ Sprinkles' Deeperama" in Club Module (Shibuya).
Kuniyuki is one of those unusual people who clearly has both "musician skills" with conventional instruments; and "studio skills" with software, editing and engineering equipment. In "We Are Together," his sublime programming and editing blurs the lines between "performance" and "sampling," invoking acoustic images of times and places real or imaginary, but never losing sight of this release's format as a "recording." Similarly, these tracks have club sensibility, but avoid conventional DJ patterns and tricks. These are not recordings of performances. Nor simple-minded club edits. But the recording as a performance itself. And that has great appeal for me as both a producer and a DJ.
I look forward to our next shadow-crossing.

Terre Thaemlitz(Comatonse Records)

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ambient all time favorite 10

1.L'Apocalypse Des Animaux(ALUBUM) / Vangelis
2.On Land(album) /Brian Eno
3.Aka Darbari Java [Magic Realism](ALBUM)/Jon Hassell
4.Epsilon in Malaysian Pale(ALBUM)/Edgar W. Froese
5.Jesus' Blood (Never Failed Me Yet)/Gavin Bryars
6.With God On Our Side/Neville Brothers
7.The Enchantment/Sheila Chandra
8.Cloud Cover/O Yuki Conjugate
9.Passion(ALBUM)/Peter Gabriel
10.The Collection Of Marie Claire/Daniel Lanois


all time classic 10

1 Vangelis / L'Apocalypse Des Animaux side B
2 Peter gabriel / Passion
3 Pat Metheny&lyle mays / So falls wichita falls
4 Edfar froese / Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
5 Aretha Franklin / Amazing Grace
6 Brian eno / Onland
7 Donald Byrd / Fancy Free
8 Eberhard Weber / The Following Morning
9 Djabote / Doudou N'Diaye Rose
10 Mccoy Tyner / Fly With The Wind