The project began by sharpening the sense of hearing so you could hear the simple melody that is hidden in the chanting tones of the monks. Reading of the sutras does sound like music though on its own, it really is not considered as such.
But once the beats and chords are put together by a computerized synthesizer,
the melody manifests and becomes UTTARA-KURU music. The reason the UTTARA-KURU sounds give an impression of being deeply profound and visionary could be because the cosmic consciousness held by the Buddhist religion is embodied in the voices of the monks.
Also the power that overflows from each piece could be due to the strong respect UTTARA-KURU holds for Buddhism.
For UTTARA-KURU music, dividing into genres by terms like techno, house, new age,
world music has no meaning. Because in order to express emotions and experiences that words cannot really express, they have come to face the traditions that have been handed down by the Japanese culture and they face the synthesizer, as well.
The first album by UTTATA-KURU, PRAYER", will surely build for them a quick and deeply sacred relationship with the listner no matter what the mother language,
and no matter what cultural background the listner may come from.