Release New Moi dix Mois Album Tentative Release Info

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    Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:32 pm

    Since it's kind of getting messed up over on social media (not by me), here is the information from Mana's Birthday Lives. They had already been recording when the pandemic happened, which of course stopped everything for safety reasons. I know that Seth has recorded some vocals since then. Now Mana feels comfortable enough to say that recording will definitely continue and that he hopes to release the album in winter. Album recording and all will continue "bit by bit". There is also possibly a tour next year for Moi dix Mois' 20th anniversary. (Most likely Japan only but if the situation with the virus improves, who knows. I know Mana wants to take Moi dix Mois overseas) Of course with the virus situation and who knows what else, everything is tentative.

    From what Seth tweeted in the past, he has recorded vocals for about half of the songs. This means the album is just about half completed, if Mana goes with everything that has been recorded.

    Info about the paid delivery video streaming was released. Because of "various circumstances" only people in Japan will be able to view this time. I'm sure most people can figure out why. Actions of a few hurt a lot of fans.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:52 pm

    At last, we're getting close :shock:

    I wonder how many times Mana's had to start over - he's literally been recording this album for over a decade now. It would probably sound bizarre for Seth to age 10 years from one track to another. Does he still want to use the same equipment, guitars, synths as when he started 10 years ago? It could have become a sort of "Duke Nukem Forever" scenario.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:17 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I believe all the recording for the album is from 2019 on. Post Seth vocal cord and nasal surgery so more vocal range! As for equipment, sadly I'm not able to see what all Mana is using nowadays. But the newer songs do sound like there is a lot more going on with Mana's production. He's a computer techno nerd so I'd bet he has been paying attention to new sound programs, even if he still uses what has worked for him with his midi recording. Mana did tweet that he got a new Mac ProBook because he almost burned up his last one doing the videos.

    Yeah it was almost close last year. Damn virus
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:47 pm

    etherealspirits wrote:
    He and the project members have been dropping hints about "REC" (as they so call it) for years and endless years - although we now know that some of that was probably the members working on their own musical projects.
    I wonder if some of that REC was actually just sequencing stuff for live performances, the backing tracks and whatnot.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:48 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I know Mana remixed almost all of the MALICE MIZER backing tracks for the 25th Anniversary, plus the two MALICE MIZER songs that Moi dix Mois did. Not sure if that was mentioned much online, but there were a few moments.

    Yeah, I know Sugiya tweets about REC, when he's actually recording ZIZ stuff or working on music for himself. Along with Seth who was doing After Image and then enka. His enka singing is doing really well in Japan, so it's definitely good he decided to go for that.

    Who knows what all was happening during that time. I know that Mana was doing some things here and there, working on songs like "Beast Side", checking out musicians, but the real recording for the album, when Mana said recording started, was late 2019. I'm going by Mana's posts, cuz if anyone knows, it's Mana ::mana::
     
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