KAMIJO solo

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Phantom Pabulum, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Phantom Pabulum -member- -member-

    Phantom Pabulum
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    Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:09 am

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    Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:30 am

    I'll probably check it out. I'm maybe 50-50 about liking Kamijo's stuff, so we'll see how this new project is.
     
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  3. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:34 am

    I wouldn't want Kamijo as the singer of a new Malice anyway. So good.
    He'd just poofter it up or something :P

    No offense to Kamijo or poofters. I appreciate that which they do separate from Malice Mizer.
     
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    Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:22 am

    I'm glad he's going solo. As much as I like Malice Mizer, I wouldn't want him to work with them. The styles don't seem compatible.

    I went to his reception event on Saturday and if what he sang and hinted at then is any indication, those of us who've been following him for years through multiple bands are going to love his solo work. People who became his fan recently based on him being the singer of Versailles may not like it.

    The untitled new song he just wrote is GORGEOUS and absolutely overflowing with everything I've always loved about his compositions. I can't imagine that song being performed by Versailles. Or rather, imagining it makes me sad, because it's a delicate melody that requires a light touch with the arrangement, and that wasn't one of Versailles' strong points.

    His singing style was different and I'm happy about that too. In Versailles it often sounded to me like he was forcing himself, and it was limiting his expressiveness. His singing on Saturday was much more natural, allowing the textures of his voice to show through in a way that I thought made it much richer. He was already exploring that approach on the Japanese version of "Love will be born again" last year so I was hoping for more of it in the future, and so far it's very promising.
     
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  5. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:12 am

    wow, inertia...it's wonderful to see you on the forum again.
    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:10 am

    inertia wrote:
    If it sounded like New Sodmy, I'm hyped ::gaku::
     
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  7. Phantom Pabulum -member- -member-

    Phantom Pabulum
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    Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:09 am

    faith wrote:
    My thoughts exactly. I was just making a reference to something one of the forums members said :)
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 5, 2013 5:40 pm

    So, Reborn of Solo project Kamijo , i reminds next of Lareine first break continue career with Solo project too named Lareine , Please Remake of Grand pain xd
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2013 9:22 am

    akiramariage wrote:
    I totally understood that!

    NOPE
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2013 9:51 am

    What is he doing these days anyway, is he having a solo project or not?
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2013 2:41 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    It said the single would be relased in summer, so guessing he's working on that?
     
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    Posted: Sun Jun 9, 2013 11:44 pm

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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:36 am

    Already more interesting than Jupiter!
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:02 am

    I don't get why both Hizaki & co and Kamijo looks just like in Versailles, yet they don't want to continue with that anymore. That trailer made me laugh, sounded funny...in a bad way :P I lost my hopes of a good solo career from Kamijo.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:38 am

    Well there were only like 5 seconds of music in there, but I think it sounded more promising than Jupiter. The whole concept thing sounds somewhat silly, but really, this is Kamijo we're talking about, what do you expect XD
    We'll see, I might actually give the single a try.
     
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  16. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:01 pm

    yeah! more promising than Jupiter, at least Kamijo doesn't have that random neo-visual-kei voice, hate all that new bands.

    The trailer give me the same feeling back 2007 when Versailles appear and then they released Lyrical Sympathy, Just love it.

    and for the concept, yes, the same again, but we like it no? I think for that reason we are here no? I approve it :)
     
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  17. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:29 pm

    I thought it looked like Versailles, and Versailles is somewhat complex, they have some really good songs, and tons of awful ones. I'm guessing that his solo will be of the awful kind :P
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:00 pm

    Musically, I hear a HUGE difference in both Jupiter and the tiny excerpt of Kamijo's song compared to Versailles. It's not the style -- on a very superficial level that's similar -- but at a fundamental level, the whole idea of "what are the most important things in our songs?" is completely different. With Versailles, gradually I felt more and more like I was hearing a battle in their music, like the vocal melodies and instrumental arrangements were at war with each other for the listeners' attention, rather than working together. IMO it weakened the music and prevented songs from living up to their full potential, that all of them were showing off their technique as individual musicians instead of stepping back occasionally for the sake of making a GOOD SONG.

    Obviously neither Jupiter nor Kamijo solo has that particular tension, for better or worse. Even though Kamijo's clip is short you can hear that every part of it is designed to build suspense towards him and the vocals, rather than distracting from it. Jupiter is all about the instrumental side, the musical decorations and the embellishments. Versailles at its best managed to balance the two approaches, but too often, especially towards the end, it sounded like clashing egos.
     
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    Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:14 pm

    inertia wrote:
    Inertia long time not updated your website , this is amazing still live in japan ?
     
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    Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:14 pm

    I guess I'd really have to hear the vocals, but I feel like everything in the preview has already been done before and there wasn't really a memorable hook... (Even the Soul Calibur-ish narrator has already been done by Luca Turilli's Rhapsody) It's a little surprising to me that Kamijo's the vocalist and it's his solo project, but his vocals weren't even in the preview ::shifty::
     
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