SCHWARZ STEIN REBIRTH 2014

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  1. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

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    Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:27 am

    I think it was really cool that Mana sent flowers :) I was wondering what he thought of the reunion (partially from a business POV but it looks like he's cool with it :)
     
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  2. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:50 am

    faith wrote:
    Only when I'm looking for pictures of Hora tripping over stuff XD Alas, there were none.
     
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  3. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:42 am

    The poetry reading was Kaya reciting dramatically the lyrics to the new single. (though right beforehand Hora joked about him doing it himself)
     
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  4. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:11 am

    Oh, you went? I don't suppose we could get more info...maybe a tiny live report?
     
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  5. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:30 pm

    Mana sent flowers :D and what he said about Kozi?
     
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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:49 pm

    I think it was just that they're going to be playing a live with ZIZ ("by that Kozi guy") and Moriken.
     
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  7. voixdinferno -member- -member-

    voixdinferno
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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:54 pm

    thanks! I was thinking in my dreamed MM reunion with Kaya doing vocals xD but with his deepest voice not the one from the new SS single, something like his voice in the single "Ouka".
     
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  8. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:17 pm

    Which btw when That whole thing was announced via video the audience freaked out ( clearly everyone there a fan of kozi/ electronic dance jrock )

    And faith - I'm not one for writing much of anything... It was an amazing show...? I can't do live reports lol
     
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  9. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

    Hmmm...ok, how about I give you some questions? We already know the important info and track list and everything.

    What did they say during the MC's?
    Were they any different from before/normal?
    Was it just them, or did they have other people on the stage?
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:10 pm

    And:

    What kind of sneakers was Hora wearing? Lace-up or velcro?
    Did he actually play his keyboard this time?
    What kind of people showed up?
     
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  11. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:58 pm

    Apparently people who wanted to grope Hora showed up XD
    That was easy.

    Really though...I read the comments on his blog to see if I could find some more info, and there's this person.
    Apparently they leave comments a bunch, and they used to be cute.
    But I read the last few and was like "....oh. That's kinda strange."
    Maybe I'm just misreading the tone.
     
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  12. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:34 pm

    faith wrote:

    The MCs were more or less them talking about how its been just about 10 years since they broke up and now back together. 10years since Kaya performed Last Hallucination live and made him really nostalgic etc. My favorite bit being their explanation for getting back together which was more along the lines of "We would talk about doing a reunion live... we would perform and later we wanted to do another... and another and well wouldnt it be better just to start the band again?" ;) He also told us to try not to get hurt and just leave space to dance etc. If we yelled "Kawaii" at either of them Kaya responded with his "kawaikunai" bit while Hora would just yell at us to shut up (urasai)

    They also mentioned the Zeal Link promo (been a long time since either of them did an interview together), asked what sort of songs Hora should make next, and joked about wanting to perform more lives but for now they"ll be going at their own pace (Kaya doing this and that you know) The audience yelled to do a live once a month and Hora yelled back that no one would come if they did that. Course we insisted on monthly lives lol.

    As far as anything different (this live was alot longer) Ive only been to their reunion and M10M gigs this was more or less the same. (Hora did buy a new keyboard to wear around while playing though) Kaya talked about forgetting his knee high boots but the audience catcalled him anyway. Same dances, nothing really special special I'd say but they looked happy to be performing together. The poetry/lyric reading was really the only noticeable difference.

    No one else on stage- (not even stage staff)

    flowersofnight wrote:
    To seriously answer this-> no idea as I was on Kaya's side and hard to see his feet (ha)

    He actually played both his standing keyboard and his mobile(?) one (whatever its called --around your neck)

    I think most of the people were either long time Kaya fans (alot of the same people who go to his solo stuff) or old vkei fans perhaps. I didnt really talk with many others there but everyone was more or less dressed up. Obvious Kozi fans based on the ZIZ announcement reaction and some foreigners there as well. It wasnt a super crowded venue so not sold out but everyone was pretty polite in regards to saving spots for others and not stepping on everyone else during the harder songs.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm

    THANK YOU!!! ::squee::

    If you end up going to the instore even please don't forget us poor nerds on the other side of the globe!
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:54 pm

    Has anyone got a hold of their copy? I think mine shipped out on Thursday or Friday. Kinda interested to hear an opinion on what they thought of the new single.
     
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    Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:29 am

    The in-store event already occurred on the 26th no? I didnt end up going but I did buy the single at the live (came with stickers Hora made!)

    the new song I say, wasnt bad but after a few listens I've gotten a bit addicted. I had to warm up to it first. but otherwise standard Hora。
     
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  16. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:50 am

    stickers of...sneakers? I thought the instore was the 20th of April...
     
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  17. MiniKitty -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:54 pm

    http://ameblo.jp/pureone-corset/entry-1 ... #12288;for snazzy corset photos

    And Faith youre right. I didnt see the April date and assumed it was on the 26th/day the single came out.

    sweet. might go then. :D
    ~

    The stickers were circular with the two of them with the band logo and the other of Hora's hand drawn forehead mark.
     
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  18. Manneking -member- -member-

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    Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 7:59 am

    Okay, so the single arrived today - 6 days! I'm actually really impressed it didn't take longer.

    The album booklet is simple enough - it's printed by Jasrac, the same people who printed the Ophelia single. I'll scan the lyrics later, but the production is as follows:

    Lyrics: Kaya
    Music: Hora

    Arranged by Hora, Kei Suzuki
    Recorded & Mixed by & Mastered by Kei Suzuki (SYNC Live)
    Recorded & Mixed Studio at SYNC LIVE Studio
    Art Direction & Design: Kaya

    Quick first thoughts about the songs:

    Lapis Lazuli - I was honestly a little disappointed by the preview - but the song is thankfully a little better then I expected. It does sound more Schwarz Stein then Recurrence Of Hallucination, but in a newer direction. It has this bitter-sweet sound - there's the synth string introduction which is pretty; it makes me think of cherry blossom, which is a little unusual. I guess the main difference is how this doesn't sound so much EU-EBM influenced. The verses have some of the same synths used on Reign which is kinda cool. Overall it's a standard track, but decent enough.

    Rise To Heaven - I actually didn't love the original. It took a while to grow on me. This version is actually pretty cool - it's far more dancey then it's predecessor, tweaks and sounds added here and there. Kaya's vocals are kinda cool and he goes a little deeper in parts. I think since he went through vocal training post-SS he's a little more comfortable singing a little higher, but I'd say this track is pretty enjoyable. If you don't like Lapis Lazuli, you'll probably really like this.

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the instrumentals yet, but I think Rise To Heaven will probably be my favourite out of the two.

    I did like it - though I'm hoping that LL was a kinda 'ok we're going back to SS style, we'll make things a little different so we can find out where we're going' before they release their next maxi-single in July -- I'm hoping it'll sound a little darker, less Current bitter-sweet, more along the lines of Succubus/Creeper (I'm expecting Succubus may be the next B-side due to the name of their gigs, but I'll keep an open mind).

    Anyone else get the single?
     
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  19. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 8:51 am

    Nope...still waiting. Mine was sent out on Friday too...

    I'm just hoping customs didn't decide they want it because then they'll keep it. They did that with the SS signed postcard Hanachan sent me last year - sent him back an empty box.
     
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  20. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 2:29 pm

    faith wrote:
    ...they seriously took the card? ::shifty::
     
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