Satsuki (musician)

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Satsuki
Native name 砂月
Genres Pop, rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano[1]
Years active 2001-present
Labels Too Wild, Free-Will
Associated acts Rentrer en Soi, Moon Stream
Website satsuki-web.net
Notable instruments
Piano, violin

Satsuki (砂月?) is a Japanese musician and former vocalist of visual kei rock band Rentrer en Soi. Satsuki was a member of Rentrer en Soi from its creation in 2001 until it disbanded in 2008. In 2009, he launched a solo career. He counts Dir En Grey, Nirvana, and U2 among his musical influences.[2]

History[edit]

After Rentrer en Soi disbanded in 2008, Satsuki launched a solo career in 2009. In an interview with JaME, he stated "My former band had a lot more shouting, but for now, I want to sing more beautifully."[3] Satsuki has released four maxi singles, "Awake" on May 9, 2009,[4] "Crystal" on August 21, 2009,[5] "Moon Spiral," on February 14, 2010, and "Innocent" on June 27, 2011. His mini-album Upper Region was released on September 1, 2010.

On July 4, 2009 Satsuki performed at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California.[6][7] In September 2009, he performed at Anime Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.[8] He also performed at Oni-Con in Houston, Texas, on October 30, 2009,[9] with a special musical appearance by guitarist Tomo Asaha of Echostream.

In June 2011, Satsuki launched his new overseas unit band with Tomo Asaha, called "Moon Stream", with a debut performance at Sacramento, California's Kintoki-Con 2011.[10] Moon Stream is scheduled to headline Anime Weekend Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2011.[11]

In August 2013, Moon Stream attended Quebec's Otakuthon,[12] performing in a concert on the evening of August 16, and then in an acoustic live session on August 18.

Satsuki's musical contributions also include the theme song "Awake" for the PSP game Amnesia, a visual novel by Otomate.[13] Outside of music, Satsuki is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Japanese movie Cool Blue.[14] He also hosts a new monthly visual kei variety show called VisuBara with other visual kei artists, which is scheduled to debut August 14, 2011.[15]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Awake" (May 9, 2009)
No. Title Length
1. "La Lune" 3:57
2. "Veil of Maria" 4:53
3. "Awake" 4:08
4. "In a Lucid Dream" 2:40
"Crystal" (August 21, 2009)
No. Title Length
1. "Crystal" 3:26
2. "Rain Drop" 2:56
3. "Heart" 5:54
4. "Dazzle" 3:23
"Moon Spiral" (February 14, 2010)
No. Title Length
1. "Moon Spiral" 4:34
2. "Pray for the Sun" 4:33
3. "You" 3:33
4. "Closs of Yellow" 3:32
"Innocent" (June 27, 2011)
No. Title Length
1. "Innocent" 4:51
2. "Strawberry Summer" 3:42
"Sympathy" (August 24, 2011)
No. Title Length
1. "Sympathy" 3:41
2. "Awake (Upper Region Ver.)" 4:32
"Romance" (December 26, 2011)
No. Title Length
1. "Romance" 3:53
"Fate/Inside" (February 29, 2012)
No. Title Length
1. "Fate"  
2. "Inside"  
"Lily -Tsukikage ni Miserarete-" (April 2, 2014)
No. Title Length
1. "Lily -Tsukikage ni Miserarete-" 3:38
2. "Brave" 4:19
"Squall" (January 28, 2015)
No. Title Length
1. "Squall"  
Artemis (August 27, 2015)
No. Title Length
1. "Crossover" 1:46
2. "Artemis" 3:50
3. "Selene" 4:12

Albums & EP[edit]

Upper Region (September 1, 2010)
No. Title Length
1. "Awake (Upper Region Ver.)" 4:33
2. "Ryūshi ni Tokete Nagareru Namida to Memai no Sō ni Ranhansha Suru Saisei no Koe (粒子に溶けて流れる涙と眩暈の装に乱反射する再生の声?)" 6:30
3. "Moon Spiral (Upper Region Ver.)" 4:33
4. "Veil of Maria (Upper Region Ver.)" 5:14
5. "Horizon" 3:26
6. "Crystal (Upper Region Ver.)" 3:26
Luminous (January 9, 2013)
No. Title Length
1. "Le Temps Avec..."  
2. "Determination"  
3. "Romance"  
4. "Twilight"  
5. "Inside"  
6. "NVN"  
7. "In a Lucid Dream"  
8. "Fate"  
9. "Sympathy"  
10. "Malachite"  
11. "After Glow"  
Squall of Emotions (November 28, 2014)
No. Title Length
1. "Squall"  
2. "Lily -Tsukikage ni Miserarete-"  
3. "Determination"  
4. "Strawberry Summer"  
5. "Veil of Maria"  
6. "Romance"  
7. "La Lune"  
8. "Innocent"  
9. "Horizon"  
10. "Malichite"  
11. "Crystal"  
12. "Heart"  
13. "Twilight"  

DVD[edit]

"Moulin Rouge" (April 17, 2013)
No. Title Length
1. "Romance"  
2. "Sympathy"  
3. "Inside"  
4. "Twilight"  
5. "Fate"  
6. "You"  
7. "Awake (Upper Region Ver.)"  
8. "Ryuushi ni Toketenagareru Namida to Memai no sou ni Ranhanshasuru Saisei no Koe..."  
9. "Rain Drop"  
10. "Official Bootleg LIVE at Poland blue note at 2012.03.02"  
11. "Offshot 2010"  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief Interview with Satsuki at Anime Expo". Jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ "RENTRER EN SOI | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  3. ^ "A Brief Interview with Satsuki at Anime Expo | JaME U.S.A". Jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ "AWAKE - Satsuki | CD - maxi-single | JaME U.S.A". Jame-world.com. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "CRYSTAL - Satsuki | CD - maxi-single | JaME U.S.A". Jame-world.com. 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived August 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Satsuki and auncia to Appear at Anime Expo, USA | JaME U.S.A". Jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  8. ^ "ALSDEAD and Satsuki to Perform at Anime Vegas | JaME U.S.A". Jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  9. ^ [2] Archived September 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Moon Stream at Kintoki-Con 2011 | 18.06.2011 - Hyatt Regency Sacramento - Sacramento, CA - United States of America | JaME Deutschland". Jame-world.com. 2011-06-18. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  11. ^ "Anime Weekend Atlanta". Awa-con.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  12. ^ http://www.otakuthon.com/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Amnesia". Otomate.jp. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  14. ^ "映画『COOL BLUE』(クールブルー)公式サイト". Coolblue-movie.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  15. ^ "V系バラエティ『ヴィジュバラ団』|インターネット放送局『NPOP.TV』". Npop.tv. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 

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