The Kozi General Thread

Discussion in '-main-' started by flowersofnight, May 2, 2012.

  1. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

    Js_klaus
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:32 am

  2. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:01 am

    So, who's going to take the plunge and check this one out to see if it's any good?
    It's promising that this is (apparently?) a Kozi-only live, but I don't know if I'm up for another acoustic session.
     
  3. MorganIvy -current- -current-

    MorganIvy
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:18 am

    Its accoustic, but did you check out the setlist?

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    I'm into his accoustic sessions tho, so I'm biased xD just started watching it and he's wearing one of the Yu~ki hats (from his collab with a hat brand) so that's also cool?

    Seems he's always wearing some Yu~ki related accessory in these sessions, he's worn Mother of Life necklaces before, now the hat.

    Also, he got Kami's old accoustic guitar from his parents' (him and Sakura went last week) and played Mori no naka no tenshi.

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  4. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:36 am

    MorganIvy wrote:
    Who?

    Anyway I hadn't seen the setlist :shock: For an all-hits playlist I think I'm in.
     
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  5. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:13 pm

    My notes on the 6/25 live:
    Generally Speaking
    Kozi seemed to be out of condition in this live. A lot more mistakes than other lives I've watched, and in the beginning he was vocally much more out-of-tune than can be attributed to his style.
    As mentioned, this was indeed an acoustic live, but he uses a few effects - particularly setting up feedback loops for "instrumental/aggro" breaks. This mostly doesn't work well.
    The way he croaks "Thank You" after every song charmed me XD

    Particularly Speaking
    Intro SE - Kozi has a sort of "bara no seidou" multi-song instrumental mix before the show which was pretty cool.
    ILLUMINATI - This was purely for fans - instrumentals pared essentially down to zero. If you didn't know the song already you'd have no idea what was going on.
    16 no solitude - A weak performance vocally, with what seemed like a few mistakes.
    chikasui myaku no meiro - Kozi sings the ethereal female part himself and the result is just kind of silly :lol:
    itsuwari no musette - Lots of effects in play here, as these things go. Vocals and instrumentals are too lugubrious for this song though - I think you really need to do it more Gackt-style. Kozi hits his stride toward the end but this needed a little more vigor.
    Brise: I've long said that Kozi's acoustic lives are at their best when he can strum a galliardizing tune like this and just sing along. He takes a comically exaggerated break during the bridge ::meev::
    Madrigal: Kozi plays around a bit during this one, but I think this really can't be performed to full effect in an acoustic solo live.
    APRES MIDI: Kozi fails the intro :lol: Fine otherwise.
    Garnet: Still the best thing to come out of Kozi's acoustic lives. If only he could make it all the way through without any "hiccups" though - he falters a couple times and makes one ghastly misstep on the guitar. He doesn't perform the same "surprise" as last time though, so if you missed it you missed it.
    gekka no yasoukyoku: Another minimal reduction for guitar - the chorus works better than the verse here. Kozi drops a number of vocal lines here, intentionally or not.
    mori no naka no tenshi: Kozi goes through a comically difficult (and not entirely successful) time tuning Kami's hand-painted guitar and it's clear that this is not a highly-calibrated instrument like Kozi's custom models. But you'll hear the song in a new light nonetheless.
    seraph: This is a nice arrangement but it has number of startling missteps, both vocal and instrumental. Kozi actually apologizes afterward for his performance (!)
    claire: Kozi brings in some other guy to accompany him and provide a bassline (utterly superfluous) and some solos for this one.
    Ju te veux: This is probably what that second lout was really there for, as this is a dense song you can't just "fill" with feedback. A very good arrangement and Kozi's vocals are perhaps the strongest of the evening here.

    My verdict: if you're a diehard you're going to watch anyway, and what's good here is very good, but casual fans might want to hold out for a better session.
     
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  6. sanctum -member- -member-

    sanctum
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:28 pm

    That's a pretty cool setlist, until when will the broadcast be available?

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I'm going to assume that they meant Sakura, Kami's mentor who also filled in during the 25th anniversary live.
     
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  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:32 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    Until the 9th (that is, 2 weeks after the broadcast date)
     
  8. kaiisis -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:51 pm

    flowersofnight,post: 339585,member:1 wrote:
    claire: Kozi brings in some other guy
    The guy is MdM's Ryux::mana::, they had a live in 6.26 but we can't watch it online.
     
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  9. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:52 pm

    I was about to reply the exact same thing :lol:
     
  10. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:55 pm

    Is it really? :lol: I didn't recognize him at all in his civilian getup XD
     
  11. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:10 pm

    He was wearing a moitié beret
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  12. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:55 pm

    Using the high-res pictures from his Twitter is cheating XD
     
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  13. MorganIvy -current- -current-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:48 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Sakura indeed x) but that was a fun mistake on my part, lets be honest ::meev::

    Would love to record this in any other way than using the shitty windows feature to screen-record, but seems all the tricks that worked to download from twitcasting have been corrected and are no longer effective.

    I dont suppose anyone has any tips? I just want to save this to my archives, i swear!
     
  14. faith -ok- -ok-

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    Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:26 am

    Fun, but not quite as fun as Hanachan calling Ryux a lout XD
    Good job there hanachan. Also especially good job about the stairs thing.
    I've nothing of value to add to any conversation anymore.
     
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  15. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:23 am

    MorganIvy wrote:
    yt-dlp is still the gold standard for this stuff. Just give it what it asks for.

    faith wrote:
    You'll notice I never retracted that XD
     
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