Kisaki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kisaki
Born (1976-03-10) March 10, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Wakayama, Japan
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, record producer, composer
Instruments Bass, keyboards
Years active 1993–present
Labels Matina
Under Code Production
Associated acts La:Sadie's, Phantasmagoria, Anti Feminism

Kisaki (?, born March 10, 1976) is a Japanese musician who has worked with several visual kei bands, including La:Sadie's, Syndrome, Kisaki Project[1] and Phantasmagoria.[2] Besides playing bass and keyboards and composing music, he also works as a producer, previously for the Matina label and currently for Under Code Production.[3] In 2008, when Phantasmagoria broke up, Kisaki once announced his retirement as a musician (although he would continue to participate in side projects, compose for other musicians, and produce the artists on his record label). However, in 2010, he announced that he was ending his retirement and debuted his new band, Lin -the End of Corruption World (凛 -the end of corruption world-?).

Record Labels[edit]

Matina[edit]

Matina was an independent label that managed visual kei artists. It was formed in 1997 by Kisaki as Matina Soleil, the Osaka branch of larger visual kei label Soleil. When Soleil closed, Matina became an independent entity and eventually formed its own sub-labels (Eternal, its Kantō region branch, and Storm, its Hokkaido branch). Matina featured a large number of bands, most of whom had few releases and were short lived. After its fifth anniversary, Matina closed in 2002.

Under Code Production[edit]

Under Code Production is Kisaki's second indie visual kei label, and is a sub-label of Free-Will.[4] It was formed in 2003 in the Kansai region, slightly after Matina's demise. Although its focus is visual bands, Under Code Production has produced several non-visual artists, including Anti-Kranke, Cious pi Cious, and Oto-oni (音鬼). The label also has established sub-labels: Road Awake, a sublabel for hardcore bands Harvest and Vagerke, and Haunted House Records, a sub-label created exclusively for the band Flesh for Flankenstein. Although Under Code Production has a public reputation as a label with many similar artists, it is one of the biggest indie visual kei labels today.[citation needed]

Career History[edit]

Kisaki began his career as a roadie for Scare Crow in 1992. In 1993, he joined his first band, Levia. From that point, he began a career of over 15 years in various bands: Sheyde (SHËY≠DË), Garden, Stella Maria, Haijin Kurobarazoku (廃人黒薔薇族?), La:Sadie's (which later reformed as Dir En Grey), Mirage, Syndrome, and Phantasmagoria. When Phantasmagoria formed, it was announced as Kisaki's final band. Thus, when the group broke up in 2008, Kisaki retired from performing to concentrate on managing Under Code Production and producing. Despite this, on February 1, 2010, Kisaki announced that he was planning to end his retirement and form a new band. In the summer of 2010, the new band was revealed to be Lin -the End of Corruption World (凛 -the end of corruption world-?).[5]

Kisaki Project[edit]

Kisaki Project
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2002–2004, 2006–2007
Labels Under Code Production
Past members Kisaki
Jui
Toshihiro
Yasuaki
Atsushi
Shinobu
Mikage
Kyura

Kisaki Project (also written as Kisaki Solo Project, Kisaki Project feat. Jui (KISAKI PROJECT feat.ジュイ?)) was Kisaki's solo project. The band's lineup changed often, with the only permanent member being Kisaki. Most of the time Jui (樹威?) (of Vidoll) was the featured vocalist. Kisaki composed and wrote the lyrics for all of the band's songs, which consisted primarily of soft rock and pop ballads.

Brief history[edit]

The band participated in an omnibus in 2002, but did not officially form until the next year. In 2004, the band traveled to Europe and released an album there.[6] It paused activities on October 31 as Phantasmagoria was forming. In 2006, Kisaki Project resumed activities, performing live and releasing music once again. In 2007, Kisaki Project officially disbanded at the same time as Phantasmagoria "sealed" activities.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]
List of albums for Kisaki Project
Title Album details
Shōzō: in the Cradle (肖像~in the cradle~)
  • Released: April 28, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production, Mabell
  • Format: CD
  • Note: Released in Japan and Europe
Final Confession
  • Released: October 31, 2004
  • Label: Spec (Shoxx), Under Code Production
  • Format: CD + DVD
Kasō (枯想)
  • Released: January 10, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD + DVD
Eien no Yume... (永遠の夢・・・)
  • Released: August 15, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD, Digital (iTunes)
The Solitude Songs
  • Released: July 23, 2008
  • Label: World Temptation Entertainment
  • Format: CD + DVD
Eien no Yume: for Lovers... (永遠の夢 ~for Lovers・・・~)
  • Released: December 24, 2008
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD + DVD
Singles[edit]
List of singles for Kisaki Project
Title Album details
Kioku: After Confession (記 憶 ~after confession~?)
  • Released: December 25, 2003
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Michishirube: Color of Labyrinth (道 標 ~Color of Labyrinth~?)
  • Released: March 28, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Sunadokei: Never Ending Memories (砂時計 ~Never ending memories~?)
  • Released: August 25, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Shinki (深 絆?)
  • Released: February 14, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Byōshafū (描写風?)
  • Released: June 20, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD + DVD
Fragments Voice
  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Memory of Tears: Bōkyaku no Rakuyō ni Utsuru Jōkei (Memory of Tears ~忘却の落陽に映る情景~?)
  • Released: October 31, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Solitude Songs
  • Released: July 31, 2008
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD, Digital (iTunes)
Videos[edit]
List of Video Releases for Kisaki Project
Title Album details
Hakumei: Kimi no Inai Sekai (「薄明~君のいない世界~」?)
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD
Kodō: Screaming of Mind (鼓動 ~Screaming of mind~?)
  • Released: July 28, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD
Impressive Sight
  • Released: October 31, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD
Silent -Niji no Kiseki- (Silent -虹の軌跡-?)
  • Released: December 26, 2006
  • Label: Spec (Shoxx), Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD
For Lovers...
  • Released: August 15, 2007
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD

Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku[edit]

Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku
Genres Rock
Years active 2003–2007
Labels Under Code Production
Past members Kisaki
Rame
Jun
Mikage

Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku ((妃&関西貴族)?) was a side project by Kisaki and Rame (from Vidoll).[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]
List of albums for Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku
Title Album details
Hysteric Dance -Daiisshou- (Hysteric Dance -第一章-?)
  • Released: August 20, 2003
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Burst Songs
  • 1st Release: July 21, 2004
  • 2nd Release: July 27, 2004
  • 3rd Release: December 2, 2009
  • Label: Kapparecords, Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Singles[edit]
List of singles for Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku
Title Album details
Kainushi wa Boku (飼い主は犬?)
  • Released: October 8, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD
Black Milky
  • Released: October 31, 2004
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: CD + DVD
Videos[edit]
List of Video Releases for Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku
Title Album details
2006.10.04 Holiday Osaka 「Junichi Matsuri」 (2006.10.04 Holiday Osaka 「順壱祭」?)
  • Released: February 26, 2010
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD
2006.10.31 Harajuku Ruido 「Halloween Night Live and Visual Cos. Party」 (2006.10.31 原宿Ruido 「Halloween Night Live & Visual Cos. Party」?)
  • Released: February 26, 2010
  • Label: Under Code Production
  • Format: DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ CD Journal, Kisaki Project CD Review Retrieved Sep 06 2007
  2. ^ CD Journal, Phantasmagoria Profile Retrieved Sep 06 2007
  3. ^ Cure Vol 27, December 2005 pg 7 - 35
  4. ^ Cure Magazine, Volume 12, September 2004. Insert between pages 34-35.
  5. ^ www.cdjournal.com 元PhantasmagoriaのKISAKI率いる凛、ニュー・マキシ・シングルをリリース! November 8, 2011, Retrieved February 14, 2011
  6. ^ JAME: Kisaki Project Profile Retrieved Sep 22 2007
  7. ^ Visuanvi News June 2003 (Japanese) Retrieved Oct 31, 2010

External links[edit]