Remembering Isshi of kagrra(Á•ěś®ā) with poetry by me.

The frozen pond

A beautiful and fragrant pond has frozen over in its most beautiful state

All of the life all of the sacredness still remains sealed within

Pink sakura petals decorate the frozen water

Koi fish are stuck swimming in calm circles

I cant help but feel sad, yet i smile as i walk past

remembering dipping my feet into its coolness.

Its beauty still lives on , like a jewel placed on display in a busy museum.

I will never forget the fragrance.

I shall always remember the way my heart would sing upon visiting this pond.

The way i was reborn with the scent of the lotus.

This pond though frozen in time has a sacred place within my heart.

 

this poem was written for a very special person. A person whom ive never met yet who has changed my life with beautiful music and lyrics to calm my heart. This poem was written for kagrra’s Isshi and just kagrra in general, for once again sparking in me almost eight years ago a new interest¬†that has followed me into my adulthood. The day Isshi passed into memory is coming soon and he and kagrra has been in my mind and in my heart a lot more than usual as of lately. i wanted to create something¬†to represent the gratefulness¬†i feel inside due to kagrra’s¬†music. and i found it impossible for me to draw isshi as ¬†i got way to emotional. Sometimes words are the only thing yo have so i wrote this poem The¬†Frozen ¬†Pond to the kagrra song Rin which¬†means frozen.

Rest in peace my beautiful pond frozen in time Isshi December 7 1978- July 18 2011

you are forever frozen in the hearts of you fans we will never forget you ‚̧

Listen to my favorite Kagrra songs.
Kagrra- sakura zukiyo:
Kagrra- Utakata:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jasgbX9iwAY
Kagrra- Rin:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKHIMinjQM
Kagrra-shiroi uso:
Kagrra-sarasouju no komoriuta:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emteza94Q-M
kagrra- urei:
kagrra- satsuki:
i dont own the pictures used or the videos provided. The poem however is mine .
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This is such a great photo of Isshi i had to share it ‚̧

D-Yami yori kurai doukoku no A capella to bara yori aki jounetsu no aria Visual kei song and video review

Man what a long title for a song. Come on D ,how do you expect me to remember all of this?LOL! just so you know this song title is usually shortened to Yami yori kurai. I decided that it wouldn’t be right not to write the entire name of the song.

This song ,This song !!!!!! This song is intense. So intense that the first time i heard it i was left speechless . I’m not exaggerating i literally was speechless. like uh what just happened. Then came the chill that spread all throughout my body and my tear duct decided to act all weird. I didn’t watch the video until a day later . Why do i feel the to tell you this? Because when i watched the video i became speechless yet again ,and for some reason my stupid tear duct got all emotional .I dont even know. I know you dont believe me ¬†so one day ill make a reaction video to a song. you’ll see then that I’m completely ¬†one hundred percent serious .

You want to judge me .Have you seen the video or heard the song?

Warning : This video and song triggers speechlessness,chills all throughout the body,weird dumb tear ducts, and pressing the replay button over and over.

I warned you so i am in no way responsible for what this song does to your body.

Im sorry for messing with your body but i must share this majesty with the entire world.

This song has a mixture of operatic ¬†clean and unclean vocals all done by one person Asagi-Sama!! Yes Asagi is sama* to me ‚̧ . with a voice like his it cant be helped.

now that im done fangirling about Asagi-sama its time to fangirl about this entire song and video.

(this ones going to be a little long too as i really love this song and could spend hours talking about it.Sorry guys.)

So now the synopsis of Yami yori kurai  doukoku no A capella to bara yori akai jounetsu no aria the lyrics :

English translation:

My dear rose. oh You are all of me in this world.
In now, the past, and the future. I sing for you.

an abyss a voice that creeps on the ground an a cappella lamentation* darker than darkness
a heart fulfilled a voice that falls from the sky an aria* of a passion redder than the rose

I never know pleasure to live.
Why was I born such ugly?
(Why?) (You wish?) (Your mind?) (x2)

just once, I want to see how it is to love even from underneath this ugly mask
to be born into this world without knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is

You must choose! Come with me!

Nobody can stop me!

I never know pleasure to live.
Why was I born such ugly?
(Why?) (You wish?) (Your mind?)

only lamplight scorches my heated breast for I cannot forget the end of this love
come now, it’s alright to go it’s like you are completely engulfed by light

If you will forget, but even so I will remember forever and ever.

My dear rose. You are all of me in this world.
In now, the past, and the future. I sing for you.

to be born in this world without knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is…

Dude wtf how is this not being put into a book of the worlds best poetry??? i dont understand. these lyrics are amazing.

i don’t feel that these lyrics are a story more like a plea or a poem expressing the feeling of someone who feel unloved in a world of darkness you can feel the pain in the lyrics ¬†.

I feel like this song is a cry to the gods that this person wants to be treated normal even  though his life is complete darkness i feel like the rose is someone he admires and loves and cherishes but that many there people feel the same way so he knows that he will never be able to capture their heart,however he wants this person to notice to remember but if they dont it will be okay because he will always remember the beauty that made his heart sing that made him feel less unworthy .

 

Now on to the video synopsis of Yami yori kurai doukoku to A capella to bara yori akai jounetsu no aria:

I hope you’ve watched this video . If not scroll up and watch it . Now !!! Go ¬†do it!!! Dont you dare read the synopsis of a video your haven’t watched.

The video starts off with a beautifully shining chandelier . even though the chandelier is bright the room around it seems dark. You than see a Asagi-sama holding a mask over his face standing in front of a woman in a white dress. it than shows him in front of the  rest of the band and he  opens his arms with a rose in his right hand.

i feel like the chandelier is perhaps ¬†a symbol of the beauty ¬†that the person (Asagi-sama) see and love i think that Asagi-sama wearing the mask shows that he has a longing to be beautiful to ¬†be loved by the beautiful. But than he takes off his mask showing her his true face which is raw and “ugly” i notice that while he sings he hold on to the rose tightly. he holds on to what is beautiful tightly . the girl in the white dress at one point ¬†walks into the room with a candle and Asagi-sama puts the mask on showing that he is afraid to open with those he finds beautiful i also notice that the mask only covers half of his face the part with which he is insecure perhaps. i feel like he is begging when is asking come with me he is desperate he really want whoever it is to see that he truly is beautiful. he crawls on the floor he yells

when he sings the part “if you will forget but even so i will remember forever and ever” ¬†he reaches up to the sky as if to hold on to the memory but when he sing “my dear rose you are all of me in this world in now the past and the future i sing for you “and he takes off his mask i think he realizes that he can never be accepted because in the end ¬†the rose he holds on so tightly to breaks and is no more. Perhaps he learns a lesson that you shouldn’t on focus on the material thing that beauty is in your face but in your heart.

“to be born in this world with out knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is ”
This song is beautiful no matter how you look at it . I hope that you found some reason to like it.  I dont even want to talk about how the members are dressed in this video i dont feel like ts important whats important to me is the words and the way the music makes me feel. Thats whats really important.

*sama- a Japanese honorific you use for one you greatly admire often used for gods and other dieties

*Lamentation- the passionate expression of grief or sorrow (also like this song)

*Aria-a long accompanied song in a solo voice typically in an opera (this song is sort of like an aria)

 

Disreign Within The Void!!!

Hello again dear readers,Its been quite a while since I’ve posted anything .I haven’t felt very “inspired” over the last few months. That has changed thanks to me discovering more beautiful music and more beautiful artists. One of those being Disreign’s newest Song and music video Within the void.

As you should know I’ve been a fan of Yohio ( the singer in this group) since i first saw him in Seremedy ( If you don’t know this band look up No escape). When Yohio was in seremedy he was the guitarist and did back-up vocals i always heard his voice shining there.

Since those years ago Yohio’s voice has matured drastically  both in his clean and harsh vocals

 

So now on to Disreign-Within the void

This video was released  a week ago on the 29th of November.I didn’t get the chance to watch it until four days ago. Than i watched it like eight times in a row .I couldn’t help it everything about this video and song is so perfect.

I’ve  followed Disreign since they formed in 2015, and so far this is the most amazing song they composed. I am very excited to see what they’ll do next.

So things i love about this song:

The intro: The intro is very soft its starts off with Yohio singing but its slightly muffled than it clears up and you hear him and the music clearly. I love the woman standing around in the blank space.

The clothes: I love the shiny leather look in a visual kei video,and Yohios gloves just pop. I also admire that there were two different styles .Yohio in his white clothes for instance. I really love the red feathers in Yohios hair and his red and black lashes.  I always love the way Valentin looks as well him and his fancy mustache . Jenziih Kills it in this video as well he just look SO good i  love the black hair on him and he has horns . HORNS!!!!!! So cool. Lastly but most certainly not least Tias. His light blue hair  is so cool i love their look SO much in this video.

The scenery:The plain white background contrasts with the dark Gothic clothes and gives off an intense vibe.It draws your eyes to the main focus .The flickering orange  flames from the candles. Even the smoke Valentin breathes in.Now when Yohio is standing among the girls in the white he blends in. Its very visually gratifying

The feel of the song: I dont know what it was but when i first listened to this song  and watched this video i got so emotional . I couldn’t help it i just felt the music so much. I felt like it was part of me. Not to mention the beautiful video.The words which i only understand slightly are intense. i feel like this longing feeling when i listen to this song and Yohios acting is very good he really pulls off the sadness well.The part when he closes his eyes crushed me the first time i watched it ( more like every time). The song is just very emotional.

So that was my review on this song and video .I must say Disreign has outdone themselves. Im so happy to watch their video and support them . I thank them for their amazing music and videos. I cant wait to see more from them.Its not everyday i cry while watching a music video i love this song that much.

Tell me what you think of this song and video

 Lyrics:

Mayonaka ni kono koe o koroshite

Hitorikiri de shizuka ni inotteru

Imi o motome tsudzukete mo

Nanimo dekizu ni boku wa oboreru yo

Kodoku daite wake mo naku naite mo

Yoru o koete hoshizora miageteru

Mabushi sugiru kono ame ga kokoro nuresasete

Boku ni sotto tsubuyaita

Yume no naka de hibiita yasurakana koe wa

Tada hitotsu dake no kotoba de boku o okisaseta

Ah…

 

Honokana kage to yami o dakishimeta

Within the void I found inside of me

the pattern forms out of shapeless guilt

Amai anata no kuchibiru

Ah…

Imawashii boku no uso

 

Kegareta ame ni sakebi koe wa kikoenai

Watashi wa jibun wo ushinai kakeru kara

 

Forever alone

 

Sono me ni utsuru sugata ga mitomerarenai

I’ts been so long since I felt anything

My demons whisper into my veins

Masshirona karada ni sotto furete

Ah…

Mune no naka de sakenderu

 

Kegareta ame ni tsutsumareta ano sugata o

Kono te de dakishimete

Jibun o kowashitai

 

Take me away

 

Wasuretai

Ano koro no kotoba o

Kodoku o daite ima wa

Me o tojita mama de

Lyric source:

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/within-void-within-void.html

LM.c Punky heart !!!!! <3 <3

HEY!!!! so if you havent herd of this song or watched the video you lucky becaue i found the best quality version i could PLEASE WATCH!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this song is so cute *fangirls and dies*

oooooooooh im a gohst and i also love this song lol

But yeah all jokes aside i LOVE THIS SONG i cried the first time i heard it . i know that sounds very emo but whatever its true im not afraid to admt that im a wuss

Why is this video so damn cute should this be allowed damn you and your cuteness Maya ‚̧ maya ‚̧

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just too damn cute i dont even think ill be able to talk about this song. i cant say more just listen and yeah *fangirls as ghost*

Stay kei

Stay punky

wolf

ps: Maya’s blowing you kisses ^-^

Yohio -Sky Limit

So as you may have read from me about me section of my blog. Yohio  is one of my Favorite singers. Probably my favorite actually .

I have been a devoted heart breaker ( name for fans of yohio) for years now. I know all of his songs. Swedish, Japanese ,and English. I love his new band Disreign . I do not have a favorite Yohio song (all of them are perfect). The one I’m ¬†talking about Sky limit. You can watch the video below.

So to make this even better I re-watched this video 3 more time .OMG its still just as great !!!

I love the whole cute/hardcore thing there were times when he screamed and it was cute the guitar riffs got harder than softer. I ¬†love the two styles boyish than girly ¬†I love them both. The theme Be yourself was practically Screamed throughout this video. I remember watching an interview ¬†with yohio . He talked about how growing up was hard for him because he didn’t look masculine. ¬†I think this video was a representation of him accepting that. I think this was him saying he is perfect the way he is. I agree YOHIO is perfect the way he is. So is this video.

Things I love about Sky limit (other than everything):

I love the  the colors:  My favorites being the bright blue and bright pink  background when he was dolled up . I like the color of the pictures frames  depicting boy yohio and girl Yohio. I love the different colors of the objects in the white based room I also like the void of color when he was dressed like a guy .

I love the switch: what I mean by that is ¬†when the music changes from hard to soft Yohio also changes , i find that really cute . My favorite part is when he is playing the guitar riff and it switches between both Yohio’s. His screams are great.

The way the lyrics flow: the lyrics are simple and catchy.The English translation is great as well but I prefer reading the lyrics in Japanese.

The music: I love the way the music is soft and cute in the beginning and then it gets harder as the guitar kicks in and it does that throughout the song. It also ties back in with the  whole Be yourself theme

 

ps: Did anyone else see buta sama on the shelf? Kawaii desu ne ?! !!!

Stay kei

The wolf

Femme Fatale-Freya

I LOVE this song and am so excited to finally be writing this review

 

Omg i love this song . Im not exaggerating ive listened to this song at least 50 times within the last month.I dont know why even while i knew Femme Fatale was a visual kei band , I didnt believe that  Kaya ( the lead singer) was a man . I mean he hits notes most girls struggle with easily and he is extremely gorgeous. Like if i were a straight guy I might  fall in love with him .

I pretty much know all of Femme fatale’s songs this happens to be my favorite. Freya is ¬†dark , alluring, and I feel like a Femme Fatale when i listen to this song.

I was extremely bummed when i found out they disbanded a few months ago. Now Femme Fatale shall live on in memory .

I love this video because its ust so Gothic (my favorite thing) ,and yet the melody is so alluring and light and airy the way the notes flow with the music.

I love the lyrics to this song ¬†my favorite part being “Mou nanimo kowakunai wa”¬†Meaning :¬†¬†im not afriad of anything

Lastly i a obsessed with Kaya’s dress in this video like OMG i want to get married in this dress is so puffy and pretty and goddamn Kaya is beautiful in it !!!!

Ps: Isnt that gif just amazing kaya looks so great ‚̧ flawless ‚̧ ¬†*such high quality cant look away*

Matenrou opera -Helios !!!

Hello Again!!!! I wanted to get started as soon as possible  with a visual kei song, and that song is HELIOS by matenrou opera .

Let me just start with one thing , when I found this song months ago I saw the views and  I grew a little weary .  I thought it was going to be another one of those songs that were only popular because the guys were hot. Man was I wrong .

I actually believe now that this song is underrated , I mean even my mom was like ‘dang whos that, they sound good’ ¬†it’s not that my mom’s a grinch just that Visual Kei is not for everyone.

Things i love about Matenrou opera-Helios :

The music : when i started this song i felt my heart flutter Anzi (who recently announced his departure from the band) slayed on the guitar And ayame playing the keyboard i was attached instantly then as if they wanted to make me fangirl even harder Sono starts singing… it was all too much

The words: ¬†The japanese lyrics in this song are beautifully written (like in most cases when it comes to visual kei) but i literally get chills when i look up the translated version i can’t take it it’s too good ,like really i’m not exaggerating. Here is just a short example of a translated part

¬†‘I look up to the sky that strikes the earth, and I stretch my hand just trying to stop it
My heart wishes for the warmth’ _ translated part of Matenrou opera Helios

now just try ¬†and tell me that isn’t beautiful i’m practically sobbing now( just joking) but really the lyric are amazing ¬†in their authentic japanese and in the translated english

 

The video:

 

 

 

This video is so ¬†visually satisfying their makeup is perfection the props ( sonos mask) are so detailed and it’s just spectacular altogether.

Ps: If you have not watched this video or listened to this song DO it !! It is amazing. Im sure youll be as attached as i am .