DIAURA 10th single “blind message”

Review

by Chika Yoshizawa, posted September 17, 2014

DIAURA’s commemorative 10th single blind message is a powerful song which has a serious and dark message encompassing life and death. The melody is very typical of DIAURA whereas the musical arrangement is very different from what fans may have come to expect from them. With this release—complete with new, militaristic costumes—DIAURA have shown a new aspect of themselves.

Rare for a CD, the song starts with a count-in by cymbals, perhaps to bring the feel of a live show to the track. The speedy drumming and guitar of the intro grab listeners right away but when the melody starts, cracking bass stands out with its irregular rhythm. Oozing with mystery, the quick guitar line takes on a harmony that stands out. As for vocal-work, shouts in the background convey a sense of momentum but yo-ka’s agonized vocals steal the show. The song ends with yo-ka’s strong delivery, directly asking questions about life and death.

Though blind message features only the one track, it brings out another side of DIAURA. This hint at diversity certainly makes it worth looking forward to future releases from such a rapidly growing band.

Tracklist

  1. blind message

 

Chika has been interested in visual kei music since VK bands first began holding free lives the Hokoten area in Harajuku. She was too young to go watch them back then in the early 90s, but the scenes on TV caught her eye. Since then, she has loved the passion of VK music and, of course, music in general. She majored in English literature in Japan and learned to speak English in the UK. After graduating from university, she has worked for both American and Japanese companies in IT and as a translator and continues various translations today.

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