Notes: 11 / 5 months ago
On December 12th, Kameleo will be releasing their 390yen -thank you- single “始まりの歌 / Hajimari no Uta”. While the band had only taken up their activities this year in January, they have held their 1st ONEMAN performance, and brought their ONEMAN tour to a great success. On MJP they have previously made appearances in video comments and live reports, and this time we would like to introduce you to this band “Kameleo” in a long interview. Reviewing their activities this year and talking about their out-look on their single release, we have gone from hysterical laughter to serious talk all the way - very much what this band is all about!! Please enjoy!
— You have appeared on MJP in a number of ways before, however, in an interview, this is the first time. Therefore I would like you to introduce yourself. However, rather than each member on their own, please introduce the member sitting next to you with something fans should know. First, Kouichi, please introduce Daisuke.
Kouchi: It’s probably not much of a favorable thing, but Daisuke isn’t much of a person that is “standing on stage”. (laughs)
Takeshi:The Anti-Artist! (laughs)
Kouchi: Within Kameleo he is the one who is the closest to the view point of our fans. The other four of us are all on the side of making things and thinking that way, while Daisuke is more on the side of the fans.
Notes: 6 / 5 months ago
— A（エース）Release Interview on ELEMENTA ALCHEMICA
On November 21st, A (ace) will be releasing their 4th single “ELEMENTA ALCHEMICA”. However, with a duration of 40 minutes total, the record has become a grand masterpiece as the longest song in Visual-kei history. In this interview, we talked about the story and the elements in the song, and revealed just a little on how it is connected to the previously released album “Tales for the Abyss”. In this unique world of A (ace), the listeners are bound to discover many new things once again.
— What is the meaning behind the title of this single, which is “ELEMENTA ALCHEMICA”?
Rookie: “ELEMENTA ALCHEMICA” is Latin and stands for the “origin of all things”. They are the elements of which this world is created, and with that meaning we would like to express the world in this song.
— This song is 40 minutes long and is therewith the longest track in Visual-kei history. How did you decide to present the track in this form?
Notes: 27 / 9 months ago
Sadie - SINGLE “METEOR” (Release 2012/07/25) Self Liner Notes
— Lead Track: METEOR
Mao: It’s a live tune of Sadie made with the awareness of summer. We made it while imagining the view of the live audience. It has been greatly spiked with clapping and call and response parts throughout. I think it is a song that is exciting during live performances.
Tsurugi: It’s a summer-like song. As for Sadie, there are a lot of songs that have a many black part, but when it comes to METEOR, it’s probably more white. It’s a Sadie song that features our lighter side.
Mizuki: It’s a “Summer-Sadie Killer Tune”. If you can’t get wild on that one, we don’t know how you could at all. It’s that kind of song.
Aki: An image of summer.
Kei: The song is one during which we can get excited with the audience, while having the summer as its theme. There are opportunities to clap your hands, which also makes it a song to enjoy during lives.
Notes: 17 / 9 months ago
defspiral - SINGLE “LOTUS” - Release: 2012/07/25
— Lead Track: “LOTUS”
TAKA: It is a dance tune and the theme is ‘liberation from ones’ existence’. I would be happy if you would not pay too much attention to the meaning of the words and just feel it with your body. There is also clapping of hands in it, which makes it a fun track for live performances.
MASATO: We rearranged the chorus of a song RYO brought along, which is the first time we did this kind of collaborating in a song. The guitar is simple, but it has sharp and aggressive image to it. As an accent to that I added cutting guitar play, which adds liveliness to it. In either case it has become a song to dance to.