13kai wa Gekkou

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13kai wa Gekkou
Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released April 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)
Recorded Studio Sound Dali,
Aobadai Studio,
Prime Sound Studio Form,
Victor Studio
Genre Gothic rock, alternative rock
Length 68:17
Label BMG Funhouse
Producer Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
At the Night Side
(2004)
13kai wa Gekkou
(2005)
Catalogue 2005
(2005)
Singles from 13kai wa Gekkou
  1. "Romance"
    Released: March 2, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

13kai wa Gekkou (十三階は月光 Juusankai wa Gekkou?, "13th Floor with Moonlight") is the fourteenth album by Japanese rock band Buck-Tick, released on April 5, 2005.[2]

The limited edition came with a DVD of the music video for the album's only single, "Romance". It reached number four on the Oricon chart.[3]

Overview[edit]

For 13kai wa Gekkou the band deliberately adopted a Gothic theme, that is presented throughout the album. As vocalist Atsushi Sakurai is fond of the theme, he found it easy to work with and wrote the lyrics for all the songs except one. Guitarist Hisashi Imai actually thought of the idea during the tour for their previous album, but was further resolved to do it after watching Sakurai's solo performances.[4]

The songs "Cabaret" and "Doll" have lines sung in female vocabulary and grammar, while "Doukeshi A" is from the perspective of a pierrot.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Enter Clown"     Imai  
2. "Kourin" (降臨) Sakurai Imai  
3. "Doukeshi A" (道化師A) Sakurai Imai  
4. "Cabaret"   Sakurai Hoshino  
5. "Ijin no Yoru" (異人の夜) Sakurai Hoshino  
6. "Clown Loves Señorita"     Imai  
7. "Goblin"   Sakurai Imai  
8. "Alive"   Sakurai Imai  
9. "Gesshoku" (月蝕) Sakurai Imai  
10. "Lullaby II"     Imai  
11. "Doll"   Sakurai Imai  
12. "Passion"   Sakurai Hoshino  
13. "13byou" (13秒)   Imai  
14. "Romance -Incubo-"   Sakurai Imai  
15. "Seraphim"   Imai Imai  
16. "Muma - The Nightmare" (夢魔-The Nightmare) Sakurai Imai  
17. "Diabolo -Lucifer-"   Sakurai Imai  
18. "Who's Clown?"     Imai  

Personnel[edit]

Buck-Tick
Additional performers

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r781709
  2. ^ "13kai wa Gekkou". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  3. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b Fool’s Mate # 283, 「“ 夜” は邪悪にもなれるし、ピュアにもなれる」(“The night can become evil, or it can become pure”), Koh Imazu, May 2005.English translation available here