Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The GazettE Club Zy. personal long interview: RUKI (Part 4 of 4)

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

I wanted to make a flow which will keep changing in a long time period. And when we follow that flow, the things that we do at each point of time will be connected to the next.

Q: At present, the GazettE don't follow the usual flow of "releasing an album, then going on a tour, then preparing for the next project", but rather "projecting the things you want to do at each point of time". "And with that the new feelings which were born out of it will be connected to the next (works)", in a positive sense, you guys are creating things for the yet unknown future. Did you intend to do that?
RUKI: Yeah. We wanted to make a flow and adapt to each and every changes that occur in it. And actually, by following that flow, mysteriously, the meaning each and every thing that we do becomes connected to our next works, or rather there is some kind of consistency. For us, being in the GazettE is also, partly, a job-like thing. But, if people ask, "So do you do this out of duty?", it's not like that at all. We keep going forward while remaining faithful the feelings that we want to express.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

A9 Club Zy. Special Long Interview Part 2 of 4

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

As we spent more time on music, I felt that we should present the us who had levelled up.

Q: So first, you clear the 'homework' that is right in front of you.
Tora: That's right. I just barely scrapped by. But, because we had more time in our hands, I spent more time on music. And because of that, I felt that we should present the us who had levelled up.

A9 Club Zy. Special Long Interview Part 1 of 4

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Alice Nine will make their complete comeback with "Alice Nine 11th Anniversary Live [Re:birth ~hishou~]". They have also announced the release 'ginga no oto' which will be sold only at their live venues, and embark on a nation-wide tour. 
Calling themselves A9 now, they're undergoing preparations for their new journey. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

PS Company Presents 'Kougeki wa Saidai Bougyo Nari' Vif 4 Vocalists Special Interview part 2 of 2

Part 1 | 2

Second part of the 4 vocalists interview series!
Still with Keiyu (Kra), Shin (ViViD), Ren (RAVE), and Ray (the Lotus)

Continuing from the first part, they will talk about their point of view on a lot of things. Sometimes seriously, sometimes openly. They will also talk about their band's charming points, as well as their strategy for their first Hibiya  Yagai Ongakudou live performance as a vocalist.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

PS Company Presents 'Kougeki wa Saidai Bougyo Nari' Vif 4 Vocalists Special Interview part 1 of 2

Part 1 | 2

A talk with the vocalists taking part in 'Kougeki wa Saidai Bougyo Nari', 
with Keiyu (Kra), Shin (Vivid), Ren (RAVE), and Ray (the Lotus).

While the excitement for the event 'Kougeki wa Saidai Bougyo Nari' kept increasing, we had a talk with 4 of the vocalists participating in the event. Keiyu (Kra) and Shin (Vivid) who had participated in various PS company events until now, and Ren (RAVE) and Ray (the Lotus), who will be making their appearance for the first time. The event as seen from the eyes of the senpai (seniors) and kouhai (juniors), their respective music, and being a vocalist, they talked about various things openly.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Screw Vif Interview (2015.08.13) Part 2 of 2

Part 1 | 2

I felt uneasy about the abnormality (Manabu)

Q: While Jin-san's song 'AENESTHESIA' has heavy side to it, the 'kiesouna kanjou ga mada atatakai' part in the chorus is so beautiful. I was surprised by the gap.
Jin: In the preview only the chorus was shown, and so a lot of people thought it was a ballad song. I think we surprised them when we performed the full song on our pre-release live performance. In a good way, we betrayed their expectation. I think this song has more feelings than the one I made for 'konsui'.
Manabu: I got the impression that Jin's other song, 'NO PAIN NO GAIN' was very straightforward during the demo stage, so I wanted to include a different part in it. I wanted to add something in the ending. I also got the impression that the song is kind of weird. If you see the details there are abnormality in it.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Screw Vif Interview (2015.08.13) Part 1 of 2

Part 1 | 2

Second concept mini album released by brand new Screw, 'kakusei' (awakening).
The thing that Screw, which woke up from a deep slumber, wants to portray...

After becoming a 4-piece band, Screw made a fresh start. In 'konsui' (deep slumber), their first in the consecutive concept mini album series which was released in April this year, they portrayed their real mental state, "the path they have been walking on". And now, they're releasing 'kakusei'. This mini album, with 'white and light' as the cover theme, is imbued with their resolution to wake up from a deep slumber, to be reborn into their new selves. In this interview, they will talk about their upcoming 'konsuisei kakuseishou' tour and their thoughts and feelings about the future.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

An Cafe Vif Interview (2015.08.20) Part 2 of 2

Part 1 | 2

We're able to make people think "I'm glad that I went (to your live performance) at once" (Yuuki).

Q: The coupling song for regular type A is your re-recording of 'Smile Ichiban Ii Onna' (An Cafe's 10th single, released in September 2006). What made you decide on rerecording this song now?
Miku: I think that we've got bigger opportunity for people to know about us now that we've gone major. 'Smile Ichiban Ii Onna' is an important song both for us and for our fans, and I want the people who will come to know about An Cafe in the future, to also know about this song. And also, we made this song before takuya and Yuuki joined, so I think this is a good opportunity to re-record the song with the 5 of us.

An Cafe Vif Interview (2015.08.20) Part 1 of 2

Part 1 | 2

Finally, major debut from An Cafe!!

The new start for An Cafe, with the release of 'Sennen Dive'

Formed in 2003, they underwent member changes in 2007, and gained fame both in Japan and abroad by going on world tours. They went on hiatus on January 2010 after giving a live performance at Nippon Budokan, and resumed their activities in April 2012. In summer 2015, they had their long-awaited major debut with Being, inc's new label, 'White Cafe'. For the lead song, the music was composed by Tokunaga Akihito (doa), lyric written by Ooguro Maki, with Hiraide Satoru and Konagawa Takahiro as producers . Collaborating with these well-known creators, An Cafe made their fresh start. Appearing for the first time on Vif, An Cafe's all 5 members will talk about their ambitious new single, 'Sennen Dive'.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The GazettE Club Zy. personal long interview: RUKI (Part 3 of 4)

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

During 'Saiteigi tour', it's like I came to understand "So this is how I felt at that time", so it wasn't that difficult to focus on those feelings.

Q: You always put your feelings at that time into songs. But, people's feelings change along with time and experience, don't they. And therefore there is a chance that the feelings you have for 'DOGMA' will change in the future too.
RUKI: If I listen to 'DOGMA' again one year from now, I might think "This isn't it" (laughs). But that's just how feelings are. And that's what it's like to move forward. It's obvious that my feelings now would be different from my feelings a few years, or some ten years ago. And that's how people grow.

A9 come back Vif Music special personal interview: Hiroto (2015.09.22)

Special Interview: Nao | Saga | Tora | Hiroto | Show

Fourth in the personal interview series is Hiroto on guitar. Be it their journey to come back, live performance, music, goods.. he talked about them enthusiastically, and you can feel his sincerity in facing every aspect of A9. Because they faced a year in which they "fought their way out", his words are filled with strength. And, as a concrete goal, in this interview you will hear that stage name from his mouth.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

the GazettE Vif Special Feature Uruha & Aoi Interview (2015.08.21) Part 2 of 2

Part 1 | 2

Even if Uruha and I make the same sound, the result will be different (Aoi)

Q: How do you feel about the recording for this album, Aoi-san?
Aoi: I didn't use that many guitars. Since I use low tuning, I used ESP guitar and dragonfly guitar which is longer. Lately, to some extend I know which guitar to use for what kind of sound, so I don't use that many anymore.

Monday, 21 September 2015

the GazettE Vif Special Feature Uruha & Aoi Interview (2015.08.21) Part 1 of 2

Part 1 | 2

'DOGMA', a new album released by the GazettE, who had entered their 13th year. Their latest work which amplifies the heaviness of the band, and the 13th year of the GazettE.

There is no other work which deserves the word 'long-awaited'. 2 years after the release of 'BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY', the GazettE finally came out with their new album, 'DOGMA'. The album, consisting of 14 never-before-released songs, is a heavier blend of the GazettE soundscape. With the release of the lyric video for 'OMINOUS' and trailer video of all the songs made by the members, the GazettE keep making new impacts. In this interview, the GazettE's two guitarists, Uruha and Aoi, who are making their first appearance at Vif, will talk about their latest album and their 13th year.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

A9 Vif Special Feature Long Interview (2015.08.10) part 2 of 2

Part 1 | 2

I don't want to leave behind a feeling of uneasiness, even just a bit (Hiroto)

Q: How long did it take you to compile the songs for this mini album?
Show: We composed two songs at a time. First were 'Phoenix' and 'Ryuuseigun', after that we made 'Doukeshi' and 'Spiegel'. We're currently doing track down for the last two songs 'Freesia no saku basho' and 'Juudan'. We composed the songs aiming at what we need at this time.

A9 Vif Special Feature Long Interview (2015.08.10) part 1 of 2

Part 1 | 2

A9 came back after one year (hiatus)!

Their 'starting point' and 'present', which are reflected in 'ginga no oto'

In the end of their 10th live anniversary on August 23, 2015 at Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest, A9 left their previous management company and entered a year of public inactivity. A year after, bringing their START-UP EP 'ginga no oto', they will give their 11th anniversary live performance 'Re:birth~飛翔~' and finally make a full comeback. Talking about their latest work, which carries the concept of 'going back to their starting point' and filled with their current sound and feelings, we came to know the 11 years of the band, and their 'present'. This is a long interview which will delve into A9's celebrated first step.

The GazettE Club Zy. personal long interview: RUKI (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

It's natural to have ups and downs. It's about how to link the down feelings to the album.

Q: 'DOGMA' took a long time to make. In that regard, was it easier for you to control your feelings as you expressed them?
RUKI: I wonder. I'm also a human, so it's natural to have ups and downs.  So I guess, it's about how to link my down feelings to the album well... To be honest, it was difficult to keep controlling (my feelings).

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The GazettE Club Zy. personal long interview: RUKI (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The GazettE will release their latest album "DOGMA" on August 26th. They will also start their nation-wide tour "the GazettE LIVE TOUR 15 DOGMATIC -UN-" on September 5th and "the GazettE LIVE TOUR 15-16 DOGMATIC -DUE-" in December.
Club Zy. Will feature RUKI, Uruha, Aoi, REITA, and Kai in personal long interviews, starting today!

First in the series is Ruki on vocals. What does he want to project in the album "DOGMA"? We hope you can also feel his feelings.

A9 come back Vif Music special personal interview: Tora (2015.09.15)

Special Interview: Nao | Saga | ToraHiroto | Show

Third in the A9 personal interview series is Tora on guitar. Even though Show (vo) said that Tora is a romanticist, through talking to him on various topics we were able to see the realist side of him which looks at the band objectively and completely accepts their current reality. For A9 to make even more great progress, he keeps trying new things and steadily moves forward. Moreover, when talking about the topic which came up on previous interview, the truth finally came out (?!)

A9 come back Vif Music special personal interview: Saga (2015.09.08)

Special Interview: Nao | Saga | Tora | Hiroto | Show

Second in the personal interview series is the bassist, Saga. Regarding their 11th Anniversary Live 「Re:birth -飛翔-」, he shares views with Nao whom we interviewed earlier on some things, but has differing views on other things. Also, with the unexpected amount of private topics in this interview, we came to know about "Saga" as a person, even more than before.

Friday, 18 September 2015

A9 come back Vif Music special personal interview: Nao (2015.09.01)

Special Interview: NaoSaga | Tora | Hiroto | Show

First in the special personal interview series is the drummer, Nao. In this interview, taking place just three days after their 11th Anniversary Live 「Re:birth-飛翔」on August 23rd, Nao told us everything about his current feelings openly while exchanging jokes, which is just like himself. Moreover, he told us about his grand dream stemmed from pursuing his own sound.