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  1. saiko

    This. Sometimes I feel that while we blame young bandoman for the current mess of the scene we forget who creates the projects they got involved with. This should be brought to discussion as well. I think Kizu is very well funded. Sure they won't get as groundbreaking or influential as MM was, but I can't recall any indie band of the last 10 years that actually enjoyed THAT quality over playing skills, songwriting, costumes, music and pv recordings since day 1.
  2. saiko

    Is that blond guy in the porn pic really Subaru? It doesn't seem like him, specially because of that nose...
  3. saiko

    This image of older bandoman being delinquent boys, and how that 'spirit' was somehow in the core of the music they created, is lately coming a lot to my mind. I've noticed it after reading some translated tanuki therads on the old Fuckyeahtanuki tumblr, where several self-proclaimed old bangya described the terrible behaviour of some famous musicians with kouhai or even their bangya (like that bizarre story of Dir's Kyo and Kagerou's Daisuke abusing bangya on parties and so on), and how it changed during mid 2000s with bands who took conscious over the subject and decided to put and end to it (I've read that Nightmare brought it up on and old interview). Other way, once popped up here on MH the idea of the severe -and actually harassing- nature of the relationship between producers, bands and members in the origins of the scene being something that, although cruel, created some kind of 'quality filter' that assured a decent output of production, thus explaining that more accesible music media and technology, plus a more 'healthy' lifestyle, didn't contribute to anything but the rising of bland 'idolized' and plagiarizig acts. I'll appreciate if someone who believes in this idea could elaborate more over it. While I actually mourn over recent VK being in most cases uninspired, unskilled, etc., and wish they could someday bring us a new Malice Mizer or The Gazette, I find kind of problematic to consider that toxic relationships, power abuse, risky life-styles, social marginalization, internalized hate, cruelty, etc. is actually the key to deliver great and memorable art... Btw, nice thread! This is for the things I'm here in MH: interesting discussion about VK's scene development!
  4. So, I guess @Cantavanda won't let us  now starving to death without the full Malice Mizer DVD rip...

    1. secret_no_03


      I check jpopsuki every day in hopes someone will upload it, the bounty for it is huge, over 300gb up for grabs.

    2. Cantavanda


      Hello! I'm planning to upload the full thing once I'm sure I won't get into trouble, don't worry!

    3. saiko


      @Cantavandayou could upload it to any file cloud out there and share the link here, it is for sure much more private than sharing it on Youtube, I think 🤔

  5. @secret_no_03 posts trying to bring "serious" politic discussion over plain stupid facts (OMG YOU WONT GUESS WHAT A FEMINIST SAID LOLOLOL XDDDD!!!11) is what made me reduce the times I lurk this forum.
  6. Maybe they work as writers or players for other artists, or maybe they produce, who knows. But what's sure is that, when you come from such a huge name, you won't starve to death...
  7. Wow, reading this thread is like realizing that almost every big band of the scene is filled with deep hate between their members lol Now I want to hear about that fight between Toshiya and Shinya
  8. "Feminists" say this, "feminists" do that... You won't believe what a feminist did, click here!!!1!1
  9. Wow fellows, you surely are rude. I can't get why. Seems like you've never put an effort into an artistic project.
  10. saiko

    Welcome! I'm glad there's still people intereste in vk! How did you find Kiryu?
  11. Mfw this song -that is basically one of my country's most memorable songs, while its live version had arguably the biggest mosh-pit ever- sounds almost identically to every early 90s Japanese indie vk band first album.



    The over-the-top dramatic chords and the hyper-melodic long solo makes me recall inmediately the reception of post-punk aesthetics that Malice Mizer did during the Tetsu era...


    Oh my, I feel so confused right now.


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  13. saiko

    I pray for someday heteronormativity just erases off from the vk scene. It's just so weird that every musician within it pretend to be full cis-straight in a scene where the basic dress-code is actually cross-dressing. I guess heteronormativity could never look so stupid itself.
  14. saiko

    This isn't for "shaming" on your doctor or on your own process coming through depression, but have you considered starting a psychological therapy instead of taking pills? Or at least while taking them?
  15. So, I'm planning a trip to Japan for october, for the full month, with possibilities of extending it to november as well. Yesterday I was looking at my playslist searching for names of artists I'd like to see live, and sadly realized 1) mostly of the bands I listen to are disbanded, 2) the only currently active bands I like don't seem to have any schedule listed in their OHPs for these months. The only bands that have any scheduled are Dir, R-shitei, Kiryu (a taiban)... and I have to stop counting. I'm dying to see Diaura, Kizu, Dimlim, but their live dates don't go further than september... I'm afraid that the only chance I'll have to travel to Japan in many years could be ruined by this fact...

    So I may ask you who know the VK scene schedule dynamics: should I assume that the schedules now available are definitive ones?

    I read you!


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    2. Duwang


      It's way too early for most bands to announce October lives. Wait another two months.

      Give DIMLIM a little more time than that. They often announce lives barely a month in advance unless the band that invites them tends to announce things further in advance.

    3. Duwang


      I can help you with DIMLIM tickets btw. I sometimes have extras.

    4. Kiryu999


      Don't worry too much about that, like said above it's a bit too early for bands to announce their schedule for October now. If you're going to Tokyo they'll be plenty of lives, I've been to Tokyo twice and there were gigs scheduled every day, you will probably have a band you like play during your stay :)

      I recommend using http://visual.eplus.jp/ they list every gigs scheduled in Japan, it's very helpful !

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