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ABOUT 鬼及缽


*Note: This translation is perhaps the first I did. It has many, many errors. I will probably re-translate this as soon as possible.

>謑嶂穬憌鵃謑嶂魽﹝瞨憯銫憌寣﹝滹鵃灥鞳

imai: there﹊s a variety of odd rhythm changes, also we made it have a sense of speed. The contents of the lyrics are _ In world war germany, there were a lot of commercials about hitler﹊s youth group. And the title >謑嶂穬憌鵃謑嶂魽﹝瞨憯銫憌寣﹝滹鵃灥鞳 was taken after that idea. It﹊s very straight-forward.

why is it the first song on the album?

憌瞨嶂憿﹛because there is a sense of energy in it.

鶠搟穬寣﹛it gets strange if it﹊s placed in between any of the other songs. it really only fits as first~

it seems to be a difficult song, is it?

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛the same A melody is present on the first and second verses, so it﹊s all in one breath(laughs). it was very difficult to record. I had to do 2 or 3 takes but i mastered it in the end. It turned out very interesting, though~

>虜及籥=

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛both melody and vocal lines have foreign feel, when listening to them. when i wrote the lyrics, i wanted to create the image of a mysterious city and time, and a nice atmosphere too. an image of heat haze and things like that.

imai: this song﹊s melody was originally for >鋆灥艞憯礡﹝鴥鵃鬕憛 and i really liked it. it is cheerful but also has a bit of confusion in it. that﹊s how i see it.

穬鵃鴥魽﹛this is the only non-click song. but now i added click to it.

why didn﹊t you use click for this song?

穬鵃鴥魽﹛well, the click didn﹊t match the rhythm(laughs). so i thought it was best not to use it.

>鴥鵃鬕憛﹝瞨憛

the song has a sweet melody, and it﹊s almost peaceful. but behind, you can a lot of hard noise which breaks that impression.

憌瞨嶂憿﹛it﹊s strange. the speed is rather strange. it﹊s like the vocals and background music rise to a strange noise combination, that sort of song it is.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛the lyrics are like a sad drama (laughs). i think the contrast between the music and vocals is fantastic~. that﹊s a paradoxical song, but i do like it a lot.

in another old interview you said, ﹍i don﹊t really know yet how to sing many different types of songs﹎ did you ever think you would be singing like this now? do you feel like you have improved?

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛that﹊s true. when i first started, i could only really sing with a lot of energy(laughs), but it wasn﹊t really healthy, even though i was fine with it.

>艞鴥憯嶂鞶鶜礗憛﹝鴥嶂謑銦

Both words and music were written by Hoshino-san. It sounds like a very calm song with a certain charm too.

鋆憌銫憛﹛ah~, yes. it has a slow feel to it.

It sounds a bit like sweet French Pop and also a bit of the Stooges too.

鋆憌銫憛﹛that's right~ there's much arpeggio in this song. Also, tones with pedals, and noise effects in the background. 'paradise' is the main theme of the lyrics.

鶠搟穬寣﹛it's complicated to play without a pick. sometimes the sound wouldn't come out. i don't really like playing this song, actually. >鵃礗憌憯謑穬嶂魽﹝鴥鵃鬕憛﹝鞶穬鵃礗龤 was similar, before. but now I feel completely different about it and this is only the few first attempts(laughs).

穬鵃鴥魽﹛it sounds like a ballad, but it's not one.

In this song, like >鴥鵃鬕憛﹝瞨憛, there is a warmth in Sakurai-san's voice.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛hm~, i hope so(laughs). yes, there is a ballad-ish feel to it and it's a cool song. it's type of song where you can feel wrapped up by the music. i think the vocals are very graceful. the songs we were doing at the time were either very dark or very fast, so we thought we could do something gentle too. it's also a song you can sing without really having to think much about it.

>瞨憌鞶穬龤﹝滹鴥鶜憛

憌瞨嶂憿 the rhythm section is repeated over and over in this song. i particularly didn't really use many guitar effects. just mostly distortion. i think the melody and arrangements are very interesting.

One can say there are definitely a lot of love song in the album...

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛yeah. love songs are concrete and they're easier to understand and relate to. when i first heard the song, i thought, "oh, this is nice~" and i was pleased with it. the main idea behind the lyrics are something like dancing with a lover in a small, crowded space. and it's also a bit of a love story. i don't get tired of listening to it, i like it a lot~.

The melody reminds me of songs from the old days.

憌瞨嶂憿﹛maybe the chord progression is inspired by the old times. it really is like an old japanese style song.

Like something you'd hear on the radio long ago.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛i love it. it's nostalgic, retro-ish. i'm sure it'll be very fresh when we perform it.

>銫憌龤﹝瞨鵃鵃謘

This is a very fast song...

鋆憌銫憛﹛we wanted to make it feel like a very fast and lively song and that it was done quickly too(laughs). the intro was done on the first try, actually.

Yagami-san, what's the theme of the lyrics?

穬鵃鴥魽﹛what is the theme? nothing in particular(laughs).

As a drummer who wrote lyrics, did you pay attention to the rhythm of the words?

穬鵃鴥魽 yeah, it was a test experience. i think i can actually sing better than write lyrics(laughs). i believe i did make it an easy song to sing, though.

>鞶嶂滹滹嶂禲

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿 this is a middle-east fairy-tale story song. it's also something like a strange infernal scenery(laughs).

鋆憌銫憛 bass and guitar together make it a very good song. it does really sound like something from the middle-east. at first it was a disaster to record but the engineer people asked us to do a lot of things and it became what it is now.

鶠搟穬寣 the bass line for this song is complex. the backing does not accompany the guitar parts. it's kinda odd.

>穬鋆憛﹝驐鵃礗鴥銦﹝憌鞳﹝灥鵃鶜礗鞳

About the lyrics for this song. what are your opinions?

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆: ah~. they might seem sometimes like uninteresting or silly. well, i wrote this and i thought i put myself in them as the main character. but who listened to it can also feel like they are the main character. it's very much an imagination thing.

There is a continuing theme to >鬼及缽=.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆: i think there's a a lot of cool symbolism in >穬鋆憛﹝驐鵃礗鴥銦﹝憌鞳﹝灥鵃鶜礗鞳. there is a whole symbolic atmosphere in the album. the album title, >鬼及缽=, does not represent something real. just symbolic. >鬼及缽= is a great song too, it's really the height of the album. but as for the symbolism it's really mostly because of the things that happen in the world.

憌瞨嶂憿﹛the noisy guitar backing is continued throughout this song, and the vocals in the song are splendidly melodious. the intro melody is one of my favourites.

>鬼及缽=

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆: well. this song is terrific. it's B-T's essence. it's our image.

Have you found your image with this song in particular?

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿 hm, yeah. but we already had this in our personalities(laughs). we don't really are lively types, even though it might seem to be this way(laughs). well, i think positive changes are happening though.

But i can't really associate you guys as bright and cheery types...!

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿 when i was younger i thought i was pretty bright and cheery(laughs).

>諴憌鞶鞳﹝瞨憛﹝蝤鵃鵃銦搟滹灥憛

The last song.

憌瞨嶂憿 in this song's intro we used a marimba sound. i had that in mind for quite a while and this was the first time we used it. after the intro and into the main "frame", it's a very melodious song.

鶠搟穬寣 when we were deciding the song order, this song was definitely decided to be last. the first and last songs were the first to be decided. they just seem right as first and last respectively.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿﹛the song is very catchy, even when i wrote it i was already aware of that. well, i think it brings the feeling of something "ephemeral". i like the idea of the album ending with something that can also be seem as "fragile".

Is that marimba sound from a synthetiser?

憌瞨嶂憿 yes, it is.

穬鵃鴥魽 at first we tried to do them on the guitar.

憌瞨嶂憿 but it didn't really fit the guitar tone, so we thought marimba was better.

BONUS

>鶜謑銫憯礡﹝穬鋆憛﹝瞨鵃鵃謘﹝鴥憌蝤鋆禲

Not released on the album, but it can be found as the b-side of the title song single. U-ta-san wrote the lyrics.

鶠搟穬寣 yes, sort of. Acchan helped me by the way.

穬鵃鴥魽 if i were you i'd proudly say i had written them(laughs).

Did you have a theme in mind when you wrote them?

鶠搟穬寣 i thought i should write a love song and something that had a certain atmosphere. i studied Acchan and Imai's lyrics a lot(laughs).

憌瞨嶂憿﹛i think it's a very catchy song. there's a sort of impact in the intro guitar line. and it's a really simple intro. and the bass line and rhythm make it much better.

穬鵃鴥魽﹛we determined the song order very quickly and we weren't sure whether >鞶嶂滹滹嶂禲 or this song would be the B-side.

Ok~ now, say a few words about the album in general, please.

鋆憌銫憛﹛when you listen it for the first time you'll understand. many times i have listened to it ad i think it's really interesting. please enjoy it.

憌瞨嶂憿 i think there's nothing left for me to say, except that it's a good album.

嶂穬鞶鶜鞶鋆憿 there are many types of song in this album, and i never get tired of them. i think all of them are very good.

穬鵃鴥魽 i'm very confident about this album. the more i listen to it, the more i like it.

鶠搟穬寣 until now, this is the most dramatic album we've done. each song has its own unique setting. it's indeed a very good album.

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