KAMIJO solo

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  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 9:43 am

    inertia wrote:
    Or he just doesn't care what we want ::meev::
     
  2. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:58 am

    I'm guessing most know that Kamijo will release a greatesthits cd with songs from his solo aswell as Lareine and Versailles.
    I'm just a bit confused, if it's the same old ones or if it's new recordings of them... he mentioned on twitter recording old songs and making them as new....but there's no official information on any sites as cdjapan etc... what do you guys think and will you buy it?
     
  3. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:27 pm

    I'm VIP, we have a personal photo with him, I'm very excited *-*
     
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    Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 3:12 pm

    Oh yeah, I forgot about this upcoming concert ::kisaki:: Has anyone written a report about the Euro dates? Still have to decide if it's worth trying to go XD
     
  5. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:52 pm

    It was incredible!!!

    Kamijo greeted us at the entrance to the venue, then greeted everyone and we took a picture with him.

    During the concert he had problems with the microphone, a little after the middle of the concert he hit his head, down the stage.

    Unfortunately after that he had to stop the concert, asked us to sing with him throne (without instruments or microphone) Kamijo has a very strong voice, everyone in the room could hear it loud and clear without a microphone.

    KAMIJO -20th anniversary best- Colombia 05.29.2015

    Vive le roi
    1. Bastille
    2. Aristocrat's symphony
    - MC -
    3. Moulin rouge
    4. Fuyu tokyo
    5. Romantique
    6. Love will be born again (japanese)
    - musical interlude -
    7. Masquerade
    8. Shout & bites
    9. Phantom
    - SE - (from the new album)
    10. Fiancailles
    11. Ascendead Master
    12. Throne

    - MIC CHECK -

    A cappella (billet, fleur, Lillie Charlotte)

    - MC - members

    14. Bara wa utsukushiku chiru
    15. Destiny the lovers (instrumental)

    - Improvised -

    A cappella (presto)


    [​IMG]

    So... here is the "mic check" and a cappella part -> ::gaku::
     
  6. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 10:54 am

    Oh! you went... I don't xD Here in Santiago I read almost 100 to 200 came to the concert.

    People lose the interest I think.
     
  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 11:11 am

    JDavidW wrote:
    So I hardly know any of the songs in this list XD And the Lareine selections are many of my unfavorites ::hora:: I think I'll be sitting this one out.
     
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    Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:40 pm

    KamijoOfficial: 7/24仙台公演のベーシストが時雨君に決定しました。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。


    Bass to the 7/24 sendai gig is Shigure from "The Rhedoric

    Masashi fans Sorry .
     
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    Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:39 pm

    Somepeoples of here is going to Kamijo BRASIL GIG ?
     
  11. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:50 pm

    So is Versailles coming back or something? Looks like they're having some kind of reunion show but I don't know if it's a one-time deal or an actual comeback.
     
  12. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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  13. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:50 pm

    Cool!
    If they do another US tour I will totally go see them. I was kind of bummed I only got to see them live once before they broke up.

    No more 15 minute songs though please, ugh. ::gaku::
    I feel like part of their downfall was their insistence on doing all these samey-sounding "greatest rock supersong everrrrrr" things. There's no reason for a rock song to exceed 5 minutes in length.
     
  14. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:08 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    Ugh, yes. Their songs started sounding the same to me and I just did not want to listen anymore. (And I don't think I've ever loved Kamijo's voice.) But I still get the Revenant Choir stuck in my head from time to time.

    LIGHT THE FIRE OF REVOLUTION
    WE ARE VERSAILLES

    Wow XD

    I guess that's what I don't get about some of these bands. They make it sound like they're doing something REVOLUTIONARY and the GREATEST SONGS EVER. What is with these ceremonies? I'm laughing.

    If they go to New York then I'll see them because I like Hizaki. :grin: I LOVED Hizaki Grace Project and his guitar playing there. I didn't even mind him having songs of just him playing because I loved them. And I liked his solo songs with Fu~ki singing.

    EDIT: OMG I'm re-listening to all the HGP songs and AHH I still love them XD
     
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    Posted: Mon Feb 1, 2016 6:13 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    I have no problem with songs being over 10 mins long; There just needs to be enough original material in the song to keep me engaged and interested, and Versailles never did that (with the possible exception God Palace). Plenty other bands can do that (Rhapsody comes to mind) but I think Hizaki just writes overly complex melodies and counter melodies on top of each other that sometimes come out as a jumbled mess. The organ at the beginning of "Philosopher" comes to mind. The melody is all over the place o_O My favorite song by him is definitely "If... Curfew". I met the vocalist at a concert once and he was surprised that I recognized him from that song (He was going by Ageha when I met him as the vocalist of LOGIQ.)

    Long songs are pretty much a requirement in metal (with at least 1 10 minute+ epic finale) but they are normally long because of all the movements and parts, as they are trying to emulate the feeling of a symphony. Versailles just seems to be long for... the sake of being long... o_O I'm reminded of a quote by Roger Ebert about Battlefield Earth: "The director, Roger Christian, has learned from better films that directors sometimes tilt their cameras, but he has not learned why." I feel that about Hizaki. He has learned that better composers write long songs, but he has not learned why. "Gargoyles, Angels of Darkness" by Rhapsody clocks in at 19 minutes, but it doesn't feel nearly that long to me. Every part is unique, it doesn't repeat itself too much, and it's engaging all the way through. I love every minute of it! ::k::
     
  16. colorsofromance -current- -current-

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    Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:29 pm

    Omg Versailles is back yes. I also saw them once live and really wanted to see them again. Hopefully they will come to the States!
     
  17. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 2:02 am

    For someone who has never listened to Lareine before, where would you recommend they start?
     
  19. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Fri May 6, 2016 10:51 am

    The first two albums: "BLUE ROMANCE" and "fierte no umi totomo ni kieyu". That should get you most of the imperishable classics.
    As an alternative to BLUE ROMANCE, picking up the two "Reine de fleur" discs is a good way to hear most of their indies output. But it is, of course, more expensive.
     
  20. sanctum -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:48 am

    So Kamijo is releasing a new single - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/feature/KAMIJO_to_Release_New_Single_Castrato

    Not too sure about that title choice. :P