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My Forgotten Passion = Singing???

Posted in Dear Diary, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 27, 2009 by kaorublade

One of my interest in music is singing, beside guitar of course. Even my love in music is all started way back when I became a singer in my first band ever “Optic”.

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Optic is an Indonesian band and covered almost all Indonesian song from Dewa and Sheila on 7. The time I had in Optic has given a lot of experience, from singing in front of many audiences – and having my feet shaking on me at the same time, experience in holding my first electric guitar ever, experience on practicing in a music studio and the most of all, the love of music.

Singing Indonesian songs was actually very hard for me. Because I rarely listened to them and at the time I was completely overwhelmed with my love of songs from Luna Sea, L’arc-en-ciel and X-Japan. But I tried to do it anyway, because of my curiosity and they asked me personally to become their vocals.

I am still singing untill now. My only regret is that I am not a Rock or Metal singer, my vocal is very soft, kinda like the jazzy kind of pop(Not that I don’t like it), but I am only hoping I could sing any songs that I like with my voice(Rock or Metal), not only pop and jazz. I am still wondering if it’s because I don’t have any talent or my little knowledge of any technique in singing.

My co-workers have often stated that I have a very nice voice, my girlfriend and many people actually. But, appareantly I still can not say that to myself…

I am going to record my voice when I have the time, so you can give me some advice or critics:)! Thanks for reading my stupid babblings

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Luna Sea “God Bless You ~One Night Dejavu~” Concert

Posted in Luna Sea with tags , , , on January 7, 2008 by kaorublade

Just watched the reunion concert of Luna Sea. Oh god, it made me so emotional and not almost, but I’m definitely crying. I can’t say how happy I am.

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Finally, after the long 7 years. It’s like a dream come true, seeing Luna Sea together in a concert once again.

the concert was aired by NHK and someone is nice enough to share it in torrent. I tried to download it but I stopped, knowing that download it with my internet connection is like stopping my dream from coming true lol. But I’m not giving up yet, I contacted my friend via yahoo messenger and asked him to download it for me knowing that his connection is fast like hell^^.

He downloaded it and he brought it to my house(what a nice guy…^^. ) and I finally I get to watched it.

The concert last for 1 hour and 58 minutes, if I’m not mistaken. Luna sea played all of their legendary song and sadly, there is no new songT_T.

This the set list of the concert(got from JRock Revolution):

1. LOVELESS
2. DEJAVU
3. JESUS
4. SLAVE
5. END OF SORROW
6. TRUE BLUE
7. FACE TO FACE
8. gravity
9. RA-S-EN
10. PROVIDENCE
11. MOON
~ LINK-3(DRUM SOLO) & BASS SOLO ~
12. FATE
13. BREATHE
14. STORM
15. DESIRE
16. TIME IS DEAD
17. ROSIER
18. TONIGHT
~ ENCORE I ~
19. I For You
20. White Christmas
21. IN MY DREAM (WITH SHIVER)
22. BELIEVE
~ ENCORE II ~
23. MOTHER
~ ENCORE III ~
24. PRECIOUS
25. WISH

But, not all the song is shown in the live version of NHK, so the concert might last longer than what I have watched, maybe in the DVD later.

I want to review all of the aspect in the concert. But I never have enough time and there is many college assignment waiting for me, so I’m just going to review the best aspect that I have seen in the concert.

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First best thing is The opening of the concert. The songs are Loveless and Dejavu. Loveless seems calm but at the same is preparing you for the ‘true’ opening, the “Bang!!” begins with Dejavu, the smoke, the lightning and the best part is Ryuuichi’s scream at the beginning of the song. It really gets the Tokyo dome shakes in the spectator’s scream.

Second best thing is when the band moving to center of the Tokyo Dome and singing Breathe in Acoustic.

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It’s like seeing them walking their path of glory for many years. It’s just the feeling I get when I see this. It’s also the first time I have seen Luna Sea performed in an ‘acoustic’ kind of way. Its going to be memorable in my heart.

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Moving on, Rosier part is definitely the best. Especially the part where J sing his poetry and throwing the mic far behind him, It’s what you called ‘Gakkoii’^^!

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Moving on again until the last part of the concert, where Precious… played and exactly at the part where all the members gathered in the center of the stage. Really nice!

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At least, the most sad part is when it’s coming down to the last song ‘Wish‘. This moment at the first time I watched it, I cried…and I mean that I’m really cried like I was crying my heart out. When the people starts to scream “I Wishhhh!!!!” at the beginning of the song, I just couldn’t hold it. A happy feeling to be able to hear luna sea again and the feeling that the concert is over were mixing in my heart.

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I hope this reunion didn’t end in this concert. Because many fans like myself are expecting something new from them. Maybe a single or two:p, a whole album will be the best.

Although maybe it will be hard for a full come back, because everybody in Luna Sea is busy like hell. But, I hope they will reconsider it for their fans who loves them.

All my love for Luna Sea. Thanks for many beautiful moments you shared with us and many beautiful moments yet to come, We always hope in our heart!!

Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-

Posted in Downloads, Luna Sea with tags , , , , on January 3, 2008 by kaorublade

A compilation of Luna Sea’s song sang by the greatest artist of new generation. I like this albums, it rocks and I am sure it’s going to rock your world too.

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Track List:

  1. Dejavu by Mucc – 5:37
  2. Sweetest Cama Again by Abingdon Boys School – 5:31
  3. Storm by Nami Tamaki – 4:54
  4. Precious… by Merry – 4:39
  5. Rosier by High and Mighty Color – 4:44
  6. I for You by Ziggy – 5:16
  7. In My Dream (With Shiver) by LM.C – 5:24
  8. End of Sorrow Yu-Ki & DJ Koo from TRF – 4:56
  9. Love Song by Kannivalism – 7:17
  10. Shine by Marty Friedman Vs. Legend featuring Shinichiro Suzuki – 4:10
  11. Wish by Sid – 4:36
  12. Moon by Masami Tsuchiya – 6:16

My favorites are Dejavu by MUCC and Sweetest Cama Again by Abingdon boys School. especially for Abingdon Boys School, they have done a great job. Like the previous arrangement of Buck Tick’s Dress, this song arrangement is really nice and worth a round of applause.

After I listened to the whole album. I think that the way the artist made their arrangement of Luna Sea’s song is worth a big thumb up. But, the two big thumbs up is entirely belong to Luna Sea. No matter how much you twist the song, the original version will always be the best. But, I’m not complaining^^. This album has revived my love for Luna Sea.

DOWNLOAD LINK

not uploaded by me, because somebody already done it. Thanks for him^^.