Cali Gari

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Cali Gari
Origin Ibaraki, Japan
Genres Experimental rock, post-punk, noise rock, alternative rock
Years active 1992–2003, 2009–present
Labels Victor
Associated acts goatbed, lab. THE BASEMENT, Cyanotype, Sex Machineguns, Coaltar of the Deepers
Website Official site
Members Shuuji Ishii
Ao Sakurai
Kenjirou Murai
Makoto Takei

Cali Gari (or cali≠gari) is a Japanese visual kei experimental rock band formed with the concept erotic grotesque.[1] It was founded in 1992[2] and named after the horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.[1] The band's debut single came out in 1994 and their first major single was "Dai 7 Jikkenshitsu Yokokuban -Maguro-" released April 2002.[3] The band paused activities after their last concert on June 22, 2003.[3]

History[edit]

Since the band's hiatus, Shuuji started a solo project called goatbed. Makoto and Ao went to form LAB. THE BASEMENT. Makoto has since quit the band to join Cyanotype. In 2004 Kenjirou went on to join Sex Machineguns for two years and now is a live support member for Coaltar of the Deepers.

In April 2009, the band announced a reunion and the release of a greatest hits album and a live DVD.[4] Their official fanclub has also reopened until spring 2010.[5]

The band also announced a brand new full-length album, 10, which was released on August 26, 2009 [6] along with the double single, "9 -tou- hen" and "9 School Zone hen", to be released a month earlier.[7] This marks the first full length album from the band in 6 years.

Lineup[edit]

  • Shuuji Ishii – vocals
  • Ao Sakurai – guitar
  • Kenjirou Murai – bass
  • Makoto Takei – drums

Former members[edit]

Kureiju, vocals [Quit: 1993]
Shin, vocals [Quit: 1995]
Shuuji, vocals [Quit:2000]
Keji, bass [Quit: 1996]
Kazuya, bass [Quit: 1995]
Katsumi, drums [Quit: 1999]

  • Shuuji left cali≠gari on June 1, 2000 and was replaced by Shuuji Ishii of float. Due to their identical names there was some confusion in the beginning and the new vocalist, Shuuji Ishii, always introduced himself as "the OTHER Shuuji".

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs

  • Dai 2 Jikkenshitsu (August 17, 1996)
  • Dai 3 Jikkenshitsu (June 6, 1998)
  • Dai 4 Jikkenshitsu (December 12, 1998)
  • Dai 5 Jikkenshitsu (June 27, 1999)
  • Blue Film (July 7, 2000)
  • Saikyouiku -Hidari- (January 1, 2001)
  • Saikyouiku -Migi- (January 1, 2001)
  • Dai 6 Jikkenshitsu (March 14, 2001)
  • Cali Gari Janai Janai (December 20, 2001)
  • Dai 7 Jikkenshitsu (April 4, 2002)
  • 8 (March 5, 2003)
  • Good Bye (June 22, 2003)
  • 10 (August 26, 2009)
  • 11 Janai Ryoshin Ban (March 17, 2010)
  • 11 (January 11, 2012)

Singles

  • "禁色" (Jan 1, 1994)
  • "Kimi Ga Saku Yama" (May 5, 2000)
  • "Dai 7 Jikkenshitsu Yokokuban -Maguro-" (April 4, 2002)
  • "Dai 2 Jikkenshitsu Kaiteiban" (July 16, 2002)
  • "Dai 2 Jikkenshitsu Kaiteiban -Kaiteiyokokuban-" (March 14, 2002)
  • "Shitasaki 3-pun Size" (October 30, 2002)
  • "Seishun Kyousoukyoku" (February 21, 2003)
  • "9 -tou- Hen" (July 22, 2009)
  • "9 School Zone Hen" (July 22, 2009)
  • "Zoku, Tsumetai Ame" (?, 2009)
  • "Trationdemons" (?, 2010)
  • "Kyoujin Nikki" (?, 2011)
  • "#_2" (November 16, 2011)

Videography[edit]

  • Soumatou (VHS, August 8, 1998)
  • Fuyu no Hi (VHS, December 27, 1999)
  • Promotion 1 (VHS, May 19, 2000)
  • Kyuu (DVD, September 21, 2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bounce Di(s)ctionary Number 13 - Visual Kei(dead link, Archive Link) Retrieved September 08 2007
  2. ^ CD Journal Dai 7 Jikkenshitsu Review Retrieved September 1, 2007
  3. ^ a b CD Journal Profile Retrieved September 1, 2007
  4. ^ http://www.missitsu.com/
  5. ^ http://www.bessitsu.com/
  6. ^ http://www.jame-world.com/us/news-51231-new-calisgari-album-and-tour.html
  7. ^ http://www.jame-world.com/us/news-49525-calisgari-s-new-single.html