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Zonk Monk & Djamra in Nakatsu Vi-Code 9.6.2013

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Topic: Zonk Monk & Djamra in Nakatsu Vi-Code 9.6.2013
Posted By: DamoXt7942
Subject: Zonk Monk & Djamra in Nakatsu Vi-Code 9.6.2013
Date 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" rel="nofollow - DJAMRA ," rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK , and Taku YABUKI UNIT (Taku, active in Tokyo, has already been quite renowned as an ex-keyboardist of" rel="nofollow - KOENJIHYAKKEI ). We had ALREADY absorbed in such an amazing atmosphere, actually!" rel="nofollow">
Ai ONUMA (keyboards, pedal bass)" rel="nofollow">
Shoko NAGASAKI (keyboards, pedal bass)

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

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." rel="nofollow">

The following track was" rel="nofollow - "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." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

Very cool ..." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

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)." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

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." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

Oh ... Heart" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

Oooh ... Heart" rel="nofollow">

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!" rel="nofollow">

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" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK !

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 05:29" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow - DJAMRA came out upon the stage, after" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK 's fascinating gig. Yes today was "keyboardist day", and Takehiko FUKUDA (keyboards) in disguise with silver hair (what a hoot)." rel="nofollow">
Takehiko FUKUDA (keyboards) ... he was the hero (heroine?) tonight!

The first is their masterpiece "Kamihitoe" ... heavy groove around them as well!" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

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)." rel="nofollow">
Very 'azy, very 'unny ... ugh" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">
Sayaka KAWADA (trumpet) was another heroine also tonight (my luv Heart )!" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">
Always steady drumming by Akihiro "Enon" ENOMOTO (drums, percussion) Cool" rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">
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"." rel="nofollow">

But his talk was a bit closer to machine gun than Msaharu hahhaha." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

Sayaka was too shy shy to talk at all." rel="nofollow">" rel="nofollow">

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" rel="nofollow">

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

 Thank you for reading my live performance review for" rel="nofollow - DJAMRA !

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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 08:06
^ Hey Keishiro, great stuff - it occurred to me - no guitars at all during this live? LOL

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 02 2013 at 07:35
^ Thanks Thanos! Big smile

Oh indeed ... but luckily a "enthusiastic" guitarist was in Taku Yabuki Unit. LOL

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: July 02 2013 at 14:12
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

Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 02 2013 at 18:03
^ As for this gig, already reported / reviewed" rel="nofollow - hereWink

Thanks for heading up. Big smile

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