Kyoto Jazz Massive ‎– Spirit Of The Sun

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Tracklist

The Dawn Introduction 1:25
The Brightness Of These Days 6:14
Mind Expansions 8:06
Deep In Your Mind 7:24
Stargazer 6:45
Eclipse 7:37
Between The Lights 6:35
Shine 7:10
Substream 6:34
Behind The Shadow 8:06
M.E. Outroduction 1:55

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COMPOST 114-2 Kyoto Jazz Massive Spirit Of The Sun(CD, Album) Compost Records COMPOST 114-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
COMPOST 114-1 Kyoto Jazz Massive Spirit Of The Sun(2xLP, Album, Gat) Compost Records COMPOST 114-1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
COMPOST 114-1 Kyoto Jazz Massive Spirit Of The Sun(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Compost Records COMPOST 114-1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
AICP 262 Kyoto Jazz Massive Spirit Of The Sun(CD, Album) SMEJ Associated Records AICP 262 Japan 2002 Sell This Version

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kentandrew

kentandrew

April 28, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Spirit Of The Sun, CD, Album, COMPOST 114-2

I am currently listening to "Behind The Shadow," in my 6 CD changer incessantly. There is nothing significantly notable about it until 2/3 of the way into the song. Then, the glissandos hit, the chords begin to unravel, & 1/3 of the song seems like 2 seconds as time is compressed into space. Galactic jazz would be the fitting description, similar to the Detroit style sounds produced by recent engineers such as Octave One & Drexciya. It is gripping, and it is not outlandishly spectacular, but gives you the feeling of something dear to home like your favorite stuffed animal when you were a child. "Eclipse," is still probably the more popular tune, and "Mind Expansions," has vocals, but I always flip ahead to track 10.
scoundrel

scoundrel

June 12, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Spirit Of The Sun, CD, Album, COMPOST 114-2

It's almost impossible not to admire an album as well-produced as Kyoto Jazz Massive's SPIRIT OF THE SUN. It encapsulates perfect the whole "future jazz" ethos: just jazzy enough to work a cocktail party, just rhythmic enough to make itself a presence on the dancefloor. But it's universality is also a drawback--it seems a bit too typical. You've got powerful divas singing uplifting vocals (and Victor Davies on "Deep in Your Mind"; you've got funky breaks to keep your feet tapping. The instrumental "Stargazer" has an appropriate dreaminess, while “Behind the Shadow” is as light as a soufflé. But I want something that really demands my attention, rather than well-done tracks that slide off the consciousness. "Eclipse" starts to fit the bill, with its more aggressive drum sequence, and "Substream" kicks in with a 4/4 house beat, but it's not quite enough.
robotronic

robotronic

October 22, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Spirit Of The Sun, CD, Album, AICP 262
Essential and perfect Jazz of the present... Dynamic drumsets, beautiful basslines and simply wonderful keys. And some superb jazzy vocals incorporated. I discovered this band while listening to Makoto's 'Human Elements' disc. Their version of 'Time' became my favourite. When I recieved 'The Spirit Of The Sun' I got the sound I had expected. Yes...I love it. Jazz is alive.