Gemini (Alice Nine album)

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Gemini
Studio album by Alice Nine
Released February 9, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Alternative rock, progressive rock
Length 55:04
Label PS Company, Tokuma Japan Communications
Producer Alice Nine
Alice Nine chronology
Vandalize
(2009)
Gemini
(2011)
"9"
(2012)
Singles from Gemini
  1. "Senkou"
    Released: August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25)
  2. "Stargazer:"
    Released: November 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)

Gemini (stylized in promotional material as GEMINI) is the fourth studio album by Japanese visual kei rock band Alice Nine. The album was officially released on February 9, 2011.

Gemini was released in two formats: a limited edition with an exclusive DVD and a regular edition with an exclusive bonus track. The DVD included with the limited edition of the album features a music video for "Gemini-0-eternal" and a making-of documentary for the music video. The album was preceded by two singles: "Senkō", released in August 2010, and "Stargazer:", released in November 2010.

The title of the album refers to a theme of "duality", particularly opposing elements such as light versus shadow and birth versus death. This theme is most prevalent in the trilogy of songs after which the album is named.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Shou. All tracks were produced by Hajime Okano, with the exception of "Senkō", which was produced by Alice Nine.

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I."   Saga 4:23
2. "Rumwolf"   Hiroto, Saga 3:00
3. "Stargazer:"   Saga 4:14
4. "4U"   Saga 5:52
5. "Shinkirō (蜃気楼)"   Tora 3:44
6. "King & Queen"   Tora 3:13
7. "Entr'acte"   Saga 1:33
8. "Senkō (閃光)"   Saga 4:18
9. "Fūrin (風凛)"   Saga 4:17
10. "Gemini-0-eternal"   Saga 4:21
11. "Gemini-I-the void"   Saga 4:12
12. "Gemini-II-the luv"   Saga 3:41
13. "Birth in the Death"   Saga 5:49
Limited edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Overture"   Hiroto, Saga 2:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Shou - vocals
  • Hiroto - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Tora - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Saga - bass guitar, electric guitar, synthesizer, programming
  • Nao - drums
  • Tucky - engineer
  • Kenjiro Harigai - art direction, design
  • Hiroki Hayashi - design
  • Hitoshi Hiruma - engineer
  • Keita Joko - engineer
  • Tomoka Konagaya - artwork coordination
  • Ai Maehara - artwork management
  • Susumu Miyawaki - photography
  • Mizuo Miura - engineer
  • Koji Morimoto - engineer
  • Hajime Okano - arrangement, keyboard, synthesizer, tambourine
  • Yuya Saito - engineer
  • Yasuaki "V" Shindo - engineer
  • Shinpei Yamada - engineer

Reception[edit]

Gemini peaked at number three on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart and stayed on the charts for three weeks. The album is their highest Oricon ranking release to date.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The dialogue in '4U' & 'Gemini'". ameblo.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Gemini album information on Oricon". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 

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