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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 http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4699" rel="nofollow - DJAMRA , http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6854" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK , and Taku YABUKI UNIT (Taku, active in Tokyo, has already been quite renowned as an ex-keyboardist of http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1218" rel="nofollow - KOENJIHYAKKEI ). We had ALREADY absorbed in such an amazing atmosphere, actually!

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Ai ONUMA (keyboards, pedal bass)

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Shoko NAGASAKI (keyboards, pedal bass)

At first, our super twin-female-keyboard-based Neo-Prog combo http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6854" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK appeared on stage, with fascinating mystic beauty via two gorgeous (but aggressive) keyboardists.

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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.)

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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.

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The following track was http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=5528" 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.

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Very cool ...

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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).

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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.

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Oh ... Heart

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Oooh ... Heart

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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!

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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 http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6854" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK !

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 05:29
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http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4699" rel="nofollow - DJAMRA came out upon the stage, after http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6854" rel="nofollow - ZONK MONK 's fascinating gig. Yes today was "keyboardist day", and Takehiko FUKUDA (keyboards) in disguise with silver hair (what a hoot).

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

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

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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).

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Very 'azy, very 'unny ... ugh

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

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

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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".

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

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Sayaka was too shy shy to talk at all.

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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
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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 http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4699" 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.

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


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: July 02 2013 at 18:03
^ As for this gig, already reported / reviewed http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=82958" rel="nofollow - hereWink

Thanks for heading up. Big smile


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