2006年 06月 28日
2006年 06月 28日
2006年 06月 27日
Yoshiki is probably the most influential artist in Asia, if not the biggest rock icon. The fact that you may be unaware of Yoshiki or his band X-Japan stands as a testament to the invisible barriers of pop culture between East and West. Never one to adhere to convention, that situation is about to change. Born of the Tokyo underground scene, Yoshiki was drummer, pianist, songwriter, and producer of X-Japan: the band that started the explosive isual kei?rock scene. X-Japan meteoric success was unstoppable, only outshone by their spectacular live showsntil tragedy struck with the death of beloved guitarist Hide in 1998.
Stunned by the loss of his friend, Yoshiki sought sanctuary from the overwhelming emotional outpour and the relentless pursuit of the Japanese press by moving to Los Angeles. He wouldn emerge again publicly until asked to compose a piano concerto to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Emperor ascension to the throne. During this period Yoshiki also composed two orchestral albums to great critical acclaim and was subsequently asked to write the theme for the 2005 World Expo. Conducted by Yoshiki, the theme was performed at the opening ceremony by a uper World Orchestra?consisting of over 100 of the best musicians from around the globe. Consistent with his disregard for barriers and his appreciation for contrast, Yoshiki has also been responsible for producing some of the most influential bands in Japan, including Glay and Dir En Grey.
Continuing to explore and push the limits, his latest project/new obsession iolet UK?transcends musical boundaries, blurring the edges between fashion, music, sex, technology, and underground culture -- between the avant-garde and experimental rock using female vocalists which he hand picked from thousands of contenders -- raw and melodic, love and fear.
For over a decade this masterpiece has been evolving, its attention to detail fanatical, and those chosen to participate in the project pushed incessantly to excel. The rumors are already starting to surface, and fractions of music have appeared on the internet to be avidly consumed by waiting fans. The overlord of J-Rock is preparing his media assault from the underground kingdom?
2006年 06月 27日
Current mood: loved
Yes, I'm going to Otakon in Baltimore...................I think on August 5th & 6th, to do some signings and some kind of Q&A. I may also be the judge of a JRock fashion show.
Last month I was having dinner with a friend from Sony (USA). She said "I don't think you would do it, but, Otakon wants to invite you as a special guest."....then I said......"Cool!".....Well that's it!!!!
I'm an Anime fan anyway........I'm also working on some movie projects, one of them is "The Rose of Versailles
Well, I'm very excited to meet the US fans, thank you so much for the opportunity.... although some people have sent email to yoshiki.net to express their feelings that they are very upset because they cannot attend the event....but please don't be upset!!! As soon as VUK's recording is done, I'm planning on travelling the world to perform or make some appearances, so I could meet you in or near your home town (hopefully)... So please DO NOT risk anything to be there just for me.....and again, since I started being active on "my space", I've recieved a lot of messages here and on the "Violet UK" page, as well as "YOSHIKI.NET" & "YOSHIKI MOBILE". I really really wish I could respond to all of your messages. Some of them were so sweet !!!
I feel really bad about not being able to respond, but all I can do...all I should do... is create the music that will allow me to respond to all of you...the best I can do....the only thing I can do.........
....I want to go to China, to see Pandas and Tigers.....
....I want to go to Egypt, ride on Camels.
....to Africa, to see Elephants.....
....I love Chinese food, French wine, Italy for tiramisu.......yum yum!!!.....
....to Germany and drive fucking 200 miles an hour......
....OF COURSE I WANT TO MEET YOU FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006年 06月 19日
元X JAPANのYOSHIKIが緊急帰国し「ズームイン」の単独インタビューに応じ、米ロサンゼルスを拠点に自身のプロジェクト『VIOLET UK』で活動している様子などについて語った。「曲作りをしています。1日12時間はレコーディング」という日々のため、すでに何百曲というストックがあり「ライブ活動をしようかな」と本格再開に向け打ち合わせなども行っているという。「人の心に触れる曲を作りたい。激しい曲でも激しくない曲でも、そう思っている」と音楽スタンスは不変。また、世界中で盛り上がっているW杯について「アメリカは全然盛り上がってない。ゼロに等しい」と米の意外性を語った。
（6月14日 21時16分 更新）
2006年 06月 19日
Current mood: lonely
Hi everyone. I'm back in LA, trying to get back to my everyday recording habit.
Some people have asked me about my TV interview last week in Japan......and yes I was a little out of it. People thought I was depressed or mad........but I was just thinking of the desert for my dinner, and the next day's drink.... I ended up bringing a French red wine to Hides' grave site, and had a drink with him. (well, really, I was kind of alone.................)
Well: I'm gonna keep on rockin. (I mean recording)
PS This week I'm planning to play drums a lot! (just so I can get back in shape).....'cause I ate too much pudding in Japan.
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