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    Posted: June 10 2013 at 05:23
June 9, 2013 ... in Osaka, Japan, the rainy season begins these days and it was a bit wet and hot ... also in Nakatsu Vi-Code, where DJAMRA, ZONK MONK, and Taku YABUKI UNIT (Taku, active in Tokyo, has already been quite renowned as an ex-keyboardist of KOENJIHYAKKEI). We had ALREADY absorbed in such an amazing atmosphere, actually!


Ai ONUMA (keyboards, pedal bass)


Shoko NAGASAKI (keyboards, pedal bass)

At first, our super twin-female-keyboard-based Neo-Prog combo ZONK MONK appeared on stage, with fascinating mystic beauty via two gorgeous (but aggressive) keyboardists.


Keigo "Kegoi" TAKADA (drums, percussion)

Aaand a drummer guy suddenly got a lot of hair on his head! (One of the most surprising issues tonight.)



They started playing with a brilliant track "Flow Of Time", that rang our bells via Kegoi's powerful drumming and twin beautiful keyboard-created drama.



The following track was "U.T. - A Hole In Danger" ... an exhaustive mixture of pop / danceable sections and horrifying heavy depth via metallic keyboard sounds. Very addictive as well.









Very cool ...







And funny / funky MCs ... their talk did not mesh with each other (although they'd tried their best ... I launched "hey, all the best!" without intention lol).





But their play did never crash at all, of course. The third "Air", a traditional song for them, reminded us something safe and sound, as if we had left ourselves into the green air, created mainly by Ai's fingers.





Oh ... Heart





Oooh ... Heart



Ouch! Broken Heart (Sorry)

... Joking aside, the last was their masterpiece "Disorder - Out Of The Cosmos" composed by Ai, completely driving us mad, with its theatrecal kicks!



As a matter of fact, Shoko played perfectly "an octave lower", regardless of her "broken" keyboard (three keys were completely broken maybe in transit). Let me say, give Shoko a big hand yeah!


Thank you for reading my live performance review for ZONK MONK!
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DJAMRA came out upon the stage, after ZONK MONK's fascinating gig. Yes today was "keyboardist day", and Takehiko FUKUDA (keyboards) in disguise with silver hair (what a hoot).


Takehiko FUKUDA (keyboards) ... he was the hero (heroine?) tonight!

The first is their masterpiece "Kamihitoe" ... heavy groove around them as well!









Hmmmm, something odd ...

Their newest one "Kihihi", a instrumental track that represents a mad yellow baboon attacks a group of flamingos, reminded us brutal scenes like the end of a flamingo life ... with Masaharu's lazy MC (called as "matchlock gun talk, not machine gun talk" by Masaharu lol).


Very 'azy, very 'unny ... ugh




Sayaka KAWADA (trumpet) was another heroine also tonight (my luv Heart )!






Always steady drumming by Akihiro "Enon" ENOMOTO (drums, percussion) Cool




Masaharu NAKAKITA (bass) ... his play was superb, despite of his matchlock gun talk (lol).

Shinji (KITAMURA; alto saxophone)'s drastic shout was quite cool in "The Cave".



But his talk was a bit closer to machine gun than Msaharu hahhaha.





Sayaka was too shy shy to talk at all.





Two "top" were great indeed ... their combination was splendid!

Their playlist was as follows;
  1. Kamihitoe
  2. The Cave
  3. Assassin In Sin
  4. Kihihi (Yellow Baboon)
  5. Komurakaeri
  6. Zetsuen Doon


We Osakan rock freaks have completely got immersed in DJAMRA's fantastic / fascinating / funky / funny / f****** play ... oh yeah!


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^ Hey Keishiro, great stuff - it occurred to me - no guitars at all during this live? LOL
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^ Thanks Thanos! Big smile

Oh indeed ... but luckily a "enthusiastic" guitarist was in Taku Yabuki Unit. LOL
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There ain't a whole lot of stuff you can find on those artists, but I hope that the people here will take some interest in what goes on in that place.



Mostly jazz/fusion, some KC+VdGG, some dancing. Thumbs Up


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^ As for this gig, already reported / reviewed hereWink

Thanks for heading up. Big smile


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