Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Phantom Pabulum, Jan 28, 2013.
http://shattered-tranquility.net/index. ... olo-debut/
Goodbye futile dreams of a new malice mizer
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.
I wouldn't want Kamijo as the singer of a new Malice anyway. So good.
He'd just poofter it up or something
No offense to Kamijo or poofters. I appreciate that which they do separate from Malice Mizer.
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.
wow, inertia...it's wonderful to see you on the forum again.
Thanks for the info.
If it sounded like New Sodmy, I'm hyped
My thoughts exactly. I was just making a reference to something one of the forums members said
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
I totally understood that!
What is he doing these days anyway, is he having a solo project or not?
It said the single would be relased in summer, so guessing he's working on that?
OMG OMG OMG guys! "The Master is Back" !!!
reincarnated as Louis
Already more interesting than Jupiter!
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 I lost my hopes of a good solo career from Kamijo.
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.
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
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
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.
Inertia long time not updated your website , this is amazing still live in japan ?
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
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