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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from Seiji in Monochrome Heaven Memories   
    For me it has to be the second karaoke contest on Tainted World back then, hardly anyone participated, but retrospectively it had a huge impact on my life and hobbies. Aside from that, I met quite a few nice people and even a very good friend here and of course I always enjoyed reading drama and gossip. Goodbye and thank you to everyone, it has been a great time that I won't forget!
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Kiyoharu is God in MUCC SATOち leaves the band   
    Member leaves band  after 23 years and retires from music and instead of people lamenting that it's just a bunch of shit posts trashing him and the band. I don't get it... Well, actually I kinda do since some of you are a gimmick/act at this point. Just way too damn negative. 
     
    Anyway... Surreal news because I was listening to their earlier stuff like 2 days ago and looking at their earlier photo shoots and those really young pics of them in the AISHUU booklet and thought to myself holy shit these guys have longevity.  I was appreciating how they've stuck together over the years and then I wake up to this news today. What a coincidence.
     
    2020 has been wild between Kenichi leaving Merry, Ryo leaving Baroque and retiring from music, and now this latest succession and retirement... Like, what is he going to do now? I'm surprised he's leaving music entirely.
     
    https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d293c00d-015d-4aae-9b76-b5754c63f6d3/works
     
    He composed some pretty great songs: KINSENKA, NUKEGARA, MEDIA NO JUUSEI, REQUIEM, MAE E, HOTARU etc...
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Shaolan974 in DADAROMA new single, "ミスター・テロルマン" (Mr. Terror Man)   
    DADAROMA vs DADAROMA 2MAN LIVE at 2020/02/19 at Takadanobaba AREA
     

     


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    Kaleidoscope reacted to nullmoon in DADAROMA new single, "ミスター・テロルマン" (Mr. Terror Man)   
    Not at all. Everyone makes out like the band only ever makes clown shit and that they've never been heavy or interesting since the first Dadaism. MOST of their output since then has been great. Sure they've had a few duds, but in VK who doesn't? 
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to patientZERO in DADAROMA new single, "ミスター・テロルマン" (Mr. Terror Man)   
    ... I must be taking crazy pills. There's been very little of DADAROMA's output I've disliked. People need to stop clamoring for the sound of THEIR FIRST RELEASE. It's been six years people.
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from zombieparadise in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    I'm very relieved the whole thing is not as low budget as everyone feared. This sound definitely fits them, but I don't think the whole "dropping VK" thing will do them any favours - I really wonder which audience they are targeting with this?
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from -NOVA- in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to chemicalpictures in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    I think some people are missing the meaning of "conceptual" in the " MISC is a conceptual album" sentence.
     
    I mean, of course it's different from CHE DO A RA, shouldn't it be?
     
    And this notable confusion of directions, mixed bunch of ideas being throwed around would actually fit the concept of MISC., as in short of Miscellaneous, right?
     
    I'm pretty excited for this, is shaping to be a pretty interesting experience
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Fyrnia4Maya in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    I hope you can picture my jaw piercing the floor from a seventh floor and falling out of control listening to Sho. He is INSANE in the previews
  10. I feel ya..
    Kaleidoscope reacted to nekkichi in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    same audience that leaves non-vk indie j-bands feeling disappointed and going nowhere x
     
    as a hater, it's a very easy decision!
    rijin was evolving on their past sound (and it already overdid some things i.e. guitar wank);
    this (and the majority of album samples) sounds like a product off a typical recycle spree VK bands fall into by their 2nd major album, except there's no remote chance  of major labels hunting for these guys anytime soon.
     
    I'll have to say I never liked vanitas that much aside for the teapot squeal, which they don't do anymore anyway, so w/e.
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from kuyashii in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from gret in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from nomemorial in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from CAT5 in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from sleepy coffee in DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release   
    Appreciating the song more with each listen and man, Sho is pretty much the best vocalist the scene has produced in the last decade, he is improving so fast
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to CAT5 in Favorite Band/Artist Promo Pics!   
    What are some of your favorite Band/Artist promotional pictures?
     
    At one point in my life, I'd damn near made a career out of sharing and uploading music (in addition to uploading artist photos to last.fm), so I basically have a lot of artist pics and album art saved that I just never got rid of. Here are a few of my favorites!
     
     
    THE NOVEMBERS

     
    i think i like this pic so much because it reminds me of when THE NOVEMBERS dropped "zeitgeist" and just blew all of our damn minds! Plus Kobayashi is just oozing a kind of dark, cool confidence here...it's like from this point he became an entirely new person...miles away from the average bowl-cut indie rocker he started as, haha.
     
    9GOATS BLACK OUT

    Even tho I never got super deep into their music, these guys were CLASS and their aesthetics were always on point!!
     
    D'espairsRay
     
    One of my fav. Despa pics. I was with the mallgoff shitz, ahaha
     
    downy

    I love this pic because it speaks to their dark, sophisticated sound, but I also love it simply for the fact they actually bothered to take some nice promo pics for once in their career!
     
    J.A.M

    Probably not the kind of pic you'd expect from a Jazz band!
     
    コトリンゴ (Kotoringo)

    Suuuper pretty pic, that's as pretty as the music she makes!
     
    赤い公園 (Akai Ko-en)

    Chiaki lookin all tall and sexy   It's hard to go wrong with nature-dense photos, but I loove the colors here!
     
    EGO-WRAPPIN'

    There's a lot going on here, but this pic fit their sound so well for the time. It kinda has a cartoony/animated vibe to it.
     
    TK from 凛として時雨 (ling tosite sigure)

    Simple, but effective.
     
    トクマルシューゴ (Shugo Tokumaru)

     
    青葉市子 (Ichiko Aoba)

     
    That's all for now! What are some of your favs???
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Komorebi in DIR EN GREY TOUR 2019: THIS WAY TO SELF DESTRUCTION   
    There’s moments and songs for that. Can you really enjoy a concert if you are acting like an enraged ape during its whole duration?
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Floogurt in DADAROMA new mini-album release, 「dadaism♯5」   
    The preview for the mini album is up, first song sounds like it’ll go hard, you guys judge way too much on a couple seconds of music and have way too much hatred boiling inside of your hearts lol. Sounds nothing like Tsuzuku and Koichi’s garbage, it actually  sounds great, I don’t understand how extremely brutal is the only way dadaroma is considered good? all the songs are pretty unique which were all of your critiques on previous releases, it doesn’t sound too generic except the pv and maybe 1 or 2 of the other songs that won’t be memorable, good start for them going into the new year, hoping for an album next
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    Kaleidoscope got a reaction from zombieparadise in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    It only affected his clean singing since had problems with his vocal cords - for screaming he uses his false cords, so he never had any problems with that!
     
    Not too sold on the songs either, but I am very happy to hear him sing again and hope for better things in the future. He clearly doesn't sound like he did in his prime, but a lot better and less broken than on MONSTERS.
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Zeus in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    I'm glad HIZUMI is back on the scene. Even if it isn't with D'espairsRay, I want to hear him sing again. I love his voice. Hope this project is a bit more inspired than late-era D'espairsRay. I doubt we're getting anything close to [coll:set] or MIRROR so I'll set my expectations accordingly.
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to zombieparadise in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    So glad to my man Hizumi back in the scene, regardless of what he's doing. He's got my support!
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to emmny in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    YOU BITCHES ARE SO CYNICAL OH MY GOOODD IM HYPE AS FUCK TO HEAR MY BABY AGAIN
     

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    Kaleidoscope reacted to ShanethVarosa in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    This is absolutely outstanding news and I will not allow negativity to ruin this for me!
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to nostalgia in HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay Vo.) new band NUL. has formed   
    Vocals HIZUMI (ex-D'espairsRay)
     

    Programming 岸利至 (KISHI) (a.b.s.)
     

    Guitar MASATO (defspiral)
     
     

     

     
    http://nul.tokyo/
     
    The band has formed on 2019.05.25 and will perform their 1st live at SHIBUYA REX on 2019.08.16.
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    Kaleidoscope reacted to Endigo in [April Fools' Day] KISAKI PROJECT ft. ENDIGO will commence activities   
    Please be gentle, we've worked very hard on this ❤️
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