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Spirit of the Sun


Download links and information about Spirit of the Sun by Kyoto Jazz Massive. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Electronica, Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Bop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:07:25 minutes.

Artist: Kyoto Jazz Massive
Release date: 2002
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Bop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:07:25
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No. Title Length
1. The Dawn Introduction (Feat. Vanessa Freeman) 1:25
2. The Brightness of These Days (Feat. Vanessa Freeman) 6:12
3. Mind Expansions (Feat. Maya James) 8:04
4. Deep in Your Mind (Feat. Victor Davies) 7:23
5. Stargazer 6:43
6. Eclipse 7:35
7. Between the Lights 6:32
8. Shine (Feat. Chris Franck & Guida De Palma) 7:07
9. Substream 6:32
10. Behind the Shadow 8:04
11. M. E. Outroduction 1:48



Taking their moniker from a Gilles Peterson quote, brothers Yoshihiro and Shuya Okino first caught the ear of the downtempo glitterati through a series of releases for Compost which successfully blended '70s fusion with broken beats and bossa cool. Their debut album continues from where these singles left off, with shimmering keywork playing amongst fatback bass and a set of talented vocalists. Despite the occasional falter on to the wrong side of the faux-jazz tracks — Victor Davies sounding more Alexander O'Neil than nu soul sensation with the excruciating lyrics of "Deep in Your Mind," while the brass of "Between the Lights" elegantly captures the spirit of thankfully long-lost '80s jazz romantic Kenny G. — on the whole this is a well-rounded first full-length outing. Vanessa Freeman proves a fantastic talent, her vocal plunged into a sensuous mix of Rhodes in "The Brightness of These Days," while the brothers' broken beat instrumentals swirl convincingly behind complex arrangements and softly spoken keys. A highlight comes in Guida de Palma's delicious bossa shuffler "Shine."