Remembering Isshi of kagrra(神樂) 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 ❤
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Misconceptions about Visual Kei

Hello guys im here today. After being part of the visual kei scene for a few years now I’ve come across many misconceptions and stereotypes that ultimately aren’t true. In this following blog I will be covering the most common ones. 

1:Visual Kei singers are gay 

Obviously you know how this one started. A pretty man in a dress can’t be straight….. 😒

Wrong!  

Obviously there are going to be gay visual kei Singers because  that’s natural. However just because a man tries to look pretty,doesn’t mean that he’s gay.  After all you shouldn’t just assume things like that. 

2: visual kei is dark

This one isn’t so wrong because bands like jilluka and dir en grey are very dark. Both the lyrics and videos are go tos if you love Gothic elements.  However with bands like Alice nine and Lm.C you get much lighter happier lyrics and video.

Lm. C’s punky heart is definitely a cheerful happy song . I’ll link the video to that in the bottom ⬇

3: visual kei can only be rock music

This one is totally wrong.  There are many vkei bands singers and songs that aren’t just rock. They have many pop music elements and techno

Visual kei artists like Kaya and gackt sing a wife variety of styles. Pop techno darkwave trance jazz and rock. 

Kayas songs hydrangea and taboo are perfect examples that I will link ⬇

4:All visual kei songs sound the same

This I’d probably the one I hate the most. None visual kei fans say that all visual kei sings sound the same and that artists rip each other off .

Obviously there are going to be similarities. This one girl pointed out to me that in The Gazette’s the invisible wall lead dinner ruki is wearing red leather gloves, and in Disreign’s within the void Yohio is wearing red leather gloves .

I hate that right when people listen to a new visual kei sing they feel the need to compare it to other songs and other band. They don’t take the time to appreciate the effort. It’s maddening. Please guys don’t be the person that does this. 

5:Visual kei singers suck at singing English

This one is more if a joke but still one that people believe.  First you have to understand that some Japanese people pronounce English words with Japanese accents, so that makes it a little hard to understand.  However there are plenty sing where the English is perfectly understood. 

Well guy I hope you enjoyed reading these strange misconceptions. I how you kerned something as well. 

Don’t assume. 

Don’t compare. 

Stay Kei 

Gabby 💜

Lm. C punky heart ♡:https://youtu.be/GzxVTtmgPnE

Kaya hydrangea:  https://youtu.be/D3GghkgTYww

Kaya taboo : https://youtu.be/9_o2EKwZ4V0

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)

 

Orb -Matenrou opera Song review

So lately this song has inspired me quite a bit its feel is just very warm and inviting. I love Matenrou opera very much. I think their music is wonderful . Im sad about Anzi’s departure and i wish him well. Matenrou opera has announced that they will be continuing the band with the remaining members. That is very good news as i love their music.

The reason why im right bout this song is because i recently watched an AMAZING live performance of  Sono’s voice was amazing everything was extraordinary it got me thinking about the song and video and i fell in love with it even more.

Sadly i could not find an English translation of the song but that will not stop me from talking about how much i love this song

my favorite thing about the song is the music .I know that sound kind of cliche or whatever but the music is very calm and easy to listen you kind just want to throw your arms open and sway  while listening . Thats the way the music makes  you feel.

i love how in the video all of the lights  and than  when you see the theater form  the bands view . the look the members have are very cool as well its nice to see Sono with black hair ❤  and his red eyes are pretty cool as well . I love Ayame’s red hair and Yuu hair in her ponytail is pretty cool .

 

seriously  though i love Matenrou opera they make music that is both hardcore and melodic with very intense meaning and Sono’s  voice just magnifies the beauty in the songs.

More Matenrou opera songs to listen to: tengoku no aru basho,helios ( i wrote about this one) ,pandora,burning soul, innovational symphonia,

 

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

Scarlet Valse – Larme review

so i first listened to this song yesterday. OMG i have not stopped listening to it since it has literally been on repeat for like 24 hours now i need help this song is just too good and the video only makes it worse

So this band is called scarlet valse the lead singers name is kakeru  the band was started in 2011 the other members are: You ( guitar) Jun (guitar) takuya(bass) hiroki (drums).

give them a try i fell in love with this band when i heard there first song !!!

Sadly i could not find the lyrics for this song so i could translate them as well.

Thing i like about Scarlet Valse [Larme] :

the clarity : the video is so clear and clean the white background is flawless i dont why this caught my attention but it did.

The outfits: Especially Kakeru and takuyas. All of the outfits are so elaborate and so detailed its hard to miss this though.

Kakeru’s hair and makeup: oh my god kakeru is just perfection i mean just look at him

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❤ but his hair is just really cool he has my favorite hair in the band !!!

the music: its so emotional i cant even translate the song and i can already tell what its about its just so beautiful i  ❤ the piano intro its so soft and mellow and when it switches to guitar its not so harsh its subtle .

so yep thats all i can say about this song because im actually listening to it right now see you later i need to jam

Stay kei

Wolf

 

The GazettE – Invisible wall

Ive known this song for as long as its been out  which is year. Im a big fan of the gazette this song is amazing probably their most popular.

The GazettE – The Invisible Wall:

ah this video is refreshingly simple sometimes flashing lights and wild camera movements just aren’t my thing . The simplicity of this video is satisfying.

So to be completely honest when I first heard this song I did not know that any of it was in English ( its okay to laugh). Ruki’s accent is so thick I couldnt tell until after I looked up the lyrics. its okay though because I after I looked up the lyrics I was stunned. They are perfect. I dont understand how they tie English and Japanese in so well together.

Its really good Great job The Gazette  ruki_the_invisible_wall_gif_6_by_beforeidecay1996-d4vh5j4.gif

Invisible wall lyrics:

Pig is that soaked in soup of crime
Is it a pain of the children whom you murdered, hate yourself.

In the maze without an end,
why do you still breathe?

Gareki no shita de shinjitsu ga notauchimawaru e wa,
Naniyorimo fukai (The invisible wall),

Kodoku zouo shitto fuan,
Kyomu ni saita muhyoujou naniyorimo omoi (The invisible wall)

Sanjou oou fujouri ni omoeta warau aozora

In the maze without an end,
ayamachi ni obore.
In the maze without an end,
why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea,

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Tsugunai tsuzuke and die.

Pig is that soaked in soup of crime.

In the maze without an end, hate yourself.
Ayamachi ni obore,
In the maze without an end, hate yourself,
why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Aijou mo shiranu kodoku na parade,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
In the bottom of the dark, dead sea
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Sorrow made you,
Tsugunai tsuzuke and die.

Sorrow made you

In the maze without an end…
Why do you still breathe?

Very great lyrics.

lastly I just want to say that I love a visual kei band video with two different styles ,and a switch of scenery . So this video really gets my attention. I love ruki’s hat and his leather gloves ❤ ❤

well guys

stay kei

wolf