I did a quick translation of Luna Sea’s Live Monster interview for fans who were curious about their appearance. The program was billed as them finally breaking their silence and talking about why they broke up and then got back together, and boy, did they talk about it. There’s cameo appearances from Fuzzy Control and Porno Graffitti as well. Enjoy :)
LUNA SEA ON LIVE MONSTER
Air date: December 1, 2013
English translation by Ger of Shiroi Heya
INTRO: “Born to be Wild” performed by Fuzzy Control
Nakamura Masato: Good evening to all you music lovers! I’m Nakamura Masato. Tonight’s guest artists are certainly a fit for Live Monster - wouldn’t you say? Here they are on our monster program: introducing Luna Sea!
12/1/13 Luna Sea Live Monster Translation
review: luna sea | a will (2013)
Is the purpose of a new Luna Sea album after a dozen+ years of inactivity to entertain, or to help you remember they exist?
Is the title meant to evoke one’s last will and testament, or inner strength?
Have I finished my giant tumbler of Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon & seltzer yet, and will I be able to walk to the kitchen for half of another?
Glowing - So. Langorous. Bluesy. Lounging by the pool nursing a hangover. New and not “the usual”. Best song on the album BY FAR.
Metamorphosis - like “G” & “Hurt” & “Ra-se-n” got smashed together and digitally morphed into X Japan’s “Dahlia" (@:41). One of the few tracks here with actual momentum.
I guess I have to include “Rouge” and “End of the Dream” since at least they have, you know, hummable riffs that I haven’t forgotten 1/100th of a second after they tickled my cilia.
"Ran", "Maria", and "Grace" , the last of which being the worst offender, sounding like Yoshiki sicced his classical orchestra upon it. "Ran" is like a j-drama theme, ugh that chorus! "Maria", whatever. J & Co. have always had an extravagant fascination with New World Catholicim. Is "Catholic otaku" a thing?
Everything else. You could use these songs to pad shipments of fragile leg lamps.
Which was true of the last couple LS CDs…
…so I guess the worst you can say about this album — and it’s actually pretty impressive, really — is that they basically picked up right where they left off.
Think about that. They were inactive for a longer period (2000-2013) than they were active (1989-ish to 2000)!
Some guys, you get them in a room, and good stuff can happen no matter what.
I’m probably just gonna go listen to Style again now tho.
All Luna Sea’s 3” Singles.
Love when bands make ‘em match. :)
(These are from high dpi scans I made last year. If they’re not big enough, email me, I’ll post a zip file.)
(Oops! Thx Slain!)
LUNA SEA’s New Album “A WILL”
New album finally to be released after 13 years and 5 month!!
” A WILL “
■First limited edition A (SHM-CD + Blu-ray)
UPCH-9905 ￥5,980 (tax in)
・Exclusive photos on 52P booklet
■First limited edition B (CD + DVD)
UPCH-9906 ￥3,980 (tax in)
■Standard edition (CD)
UPCH-1953 ￥3,059 (tax in)
Analog size SPECIAL PACKAGE (CD+DVD)
PDCJ-1064 ￥4,980 (tax in)
※Limited quantities / Analog size SPECIAL PACKAGE
※Content is same as First limited edition B.
※Available only on Universal music store.
＜SHM-CD / CD contents＞
01. Anthem of Light
03. The End of the Dream
＜Blu-ray / DVD contents＞
・The End of the Dream -Music Video-
・Rouge -Music Video-
・Thoughts -Music Video-
・乱(RUN) -Music Video
・The End of the Dream & Rouge -TV SPOT-
・Thoughts -TV SPOT-
・乱(RUN) -TV SPOT-
no more single word titles?