Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Up-and-comers Gesu no Kiwami Otome on the verge of their huge break

1: yomiφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:12:59.55 ID:???
Most people would think "Are these guys a comical band?" upon hearing their name, but this 4-man band has constantly been the talk among in-the-know music fans as "a cool and fun band" that has been causing quite a name for themselves these days. The band just made their major label debut last month with their mini-album Minna Normal, as one of their songs "Parallel Spec" will be used for the commercial of the website Antenna.

Vocalist/guitarist Enon Kawatani talked about the origin of their unique band name and said: "We just used the words written on the tote bag that ChanMARI (keyboards) brought as is. We were fine with any band name, but we got inspiration from that.". Even after they formed, they were only active during weekends as a casual band, but the people did not let them stay quiet for long.

The music that Kawatani makes is mainly a fusion of progressive and hip-hop, and has a free-flowing and unique melody line. Even people in their 30s~40s would feel some nostalgia with their sound.

"It's nostalgic to the older generation, but fresh to the newer ones. Striking that balance must've been the key to the success."

Their nationwide tour will begin in June, and their tickets have started selling at a premium.

Though everything around them has made a sudden change, Kawatani comments: "I don't want to get surprised and just try to calmly analyze things. Our goal right now is to stand out in our musical sales. I think it would be fun if a band with this kind of name would get 1st."

Gesu no kiwami otome (roughly translated as "Height of vulgarness Maiden") are made up of Enon Kawatani (25) on vocals and guitar, Kyuujitsu Kacho (27) on bass, chanMARI (26) on the keyboard, and Hona Ikoka (24) on the drums. The band formed in May of 2012 around Kawatani who was the vocalist of the band indigo la End. They released 2 indie albums in 2013 and made their major debut in April 2014.

2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:13:33.48 ID:Blc/
へぇ、そうなんだ すごいね()
Oh, is that so? Amazing ( )
4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:13:51.44
Oh, lame publicity stunt
6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:14:32.31
What's with this crappy band wwwwwwwwwwww
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:15:19.91
What a lame name w
11 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:16:35.41
ボーカルがいらないんだよねw インストバンドでいいじゃん
There's no need for a vocalist w Why not just become an instrumental band?

64 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:16:54.91
That's what I thought too

13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:17:43.38
ドラムのほな・いこかちゃんがカワイイ。 ミュージックステーションに出るのも時間の問題かも
The drummer Hona Ikoka-chan is cute. Might just be a matter of time before they appear on Music Station.
39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:35:52.09
She's seriously cute, Ikoka-chan

68 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:28:02.64 ID:pUlFtMY/
You're right

47 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:43:17.06
Ikoka-chan's cute
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:18:30.77
It's a given that the vocalist is gross, but I find them disgusting as the girl probably also has the wrong idea and thinks that she's cute
16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:19:42.67
What kind of tote bag is that?
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:31:55.17
>名前は『何でもいいや』とも思っていたんですが、 >インスピレーションを受けたんですね」。
> We were fine with any band name, but we got inspiration from that.
Things like this make me utterly sick.

73 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:45:48.73
I wonder how the person who made the tote bag feels

17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:20:50.24
Their live performances are pretty good.
18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:20:51.85 ID:WqrS/
Whom are they popular with?
19 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:21:49.79
なんか最近奇をてらったような名前のバンドばっかじゃね? 別にザ・○○ーズにしろとは言わんけど なんか気持ち悪いわ
Don't you think that band names these days have been pretty odd? I'm not saying that everyone should name their band "The _____'s" or something, but it's kinda gross.
(Related post HERE)

62 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:13:41.70 ID:VQXABS/
時代だろうなぁ 映画や小説もだけど、どうも収まりの悪いネーミングが流行る傾向にあるな
That must be how it is in this day and age. It's also the same with movies and novels, the trend seems to be thinking of names that kinda feel awkward.

20 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:21:50.78
ボーカルいらねぇwww といった第一印象
"The vocalist isn't needed www"
Is my first impression.

24 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:26:18.85
I tried listening to them, but it wasn't my cup of tea
25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:26:53.50 ID:8IEVsGzWO.net0
Looks like they're assuming that they're cute
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:27:26.04
バンドなの? 名前がどうしても無理で聴いてないわ
So they're a band? I just couldn't stand the name so I avoided listening to them.
29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:28:14.63
セカイノオワリとか凛として時雨とか バンド名なのか曲名なのかよくわからんバンドが増えたなあ ライトノベルのクソ長ったらしいタイトルと同じで 今の流行りなんだろう
There has been an increase in bands like SEKAI NO OWARI and Rin Toshite Shigure (Ling Tosite Sigure) whose names you can't distinguish if it's their name or their song's. It's the same as the goddamn long title of these light novels. Must be the "in" thing now.
30 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:28:52.37
>プログレ、ヒップホップを基調 ?????ようつべで数曲聞いたがどこがだよ
> mainly progressive and hip-hop ????? I listened to them on YouTube, but how so?
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:30:16.55
I actually like them w
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:33:41.22
俺はベースの人の雰囲気だけは嫌いじゃない ただ懐かしくもないし新しくもないし面白くもなかったのでパス
I don't dislike the atmosphere of the bassist. But I didn't find them nostalgic, nor fresh, nor fun so I'll pass on them.
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:34:14.02
I watched the video expecting that the girl was the vocalist
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:36:56.20
I wonder how many people are avoiding them because of the name

113 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 22:33:50.44
マジでこれに尽きる まどマギを萌え絵キャラ見ただけで毛嫌いしてる奴が多いことになぜ学ばん サムネはなんだかんだ言って重要だよ
This. Why can't they learn from the amount of people who absolutely loathe even the mere sight of moe~ characters like MadoMagi. First impressions are actually important.

43 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:38:18.97
Can't stand the vocals
45 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:40:03.57
曲は悪くない。 ただ、キャラ作りとか全く実態を表していないジャンル名とかを見るにつけ、 一体何をそんなに恐れているんだろうと言う気持ちになってしまう。
The music isn't bad. But when I see how they're conjuring up personas and having a vague genre makes me feel "What are you guys so scared of?".

50 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:46:06.91
I don't dislike their music, but I don't like the vocals at all. Too bad.

51 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:48:30.68
I get you.
55 :東熱航空69便 ◆nnzlBMyC5I @\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:59:45.16
Silent Silenの悪口はそこまでだ
Stop saying bad stuff about Silent Siren

52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:54:14.27
I dunno, the song isn't that memorable
53 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 14:55:10.67
バンド名のインパクトだけで売れたみたいなもんだろ ヴォーカルが同じ人のバンド、インディゴラエンドとの知名度の差が酷すぎる
It feels like they only became popular thanks to the impact of the band name. And the discrepancy in popularity with the vocalist's other band indigo la End is so huge.
58 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:03:57.79
The vocalist has no star power at all
61 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:08:31.20
The vocalist isn't necessary
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:14:52.54
SEKAI NO OWARIアンチにどういうバンドがいいの?って 聞いた時に挙げるバンドのイメージ 大概どっちもそんなに変わらねーよとツッコミ食らう
My image of them is that they're the band that the people who hate SEKAI NO OWARI would mention when they're asked what they like. But those guys would mostly just be told that "they're not that different".

67 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:25:35.17
楽器経験があれば ゲスは有りだけどセカオワは無しだという結論になるのは分かる 聞き専にはどっちも同じに見えるかもしれないけど完全にレベルが違う
If you have experience in playing musical instruments, then I'd understand them for coming to the conclusion that "yay for Gesu, but nay for SekaOwa". People who just listen to music casually might think that they're the same, but their levels are totally different.

65 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:19:16.16
ドラムが可愛すぎる これのラストとか最高に可愛い
The drummer is so cute. She's super cute towards the last part of this.

66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:22:59.58 ID:VAgSHZ3/
最近、男女混合バンド多いな サークルのノリの延長みたいで一般受けしないよ
Seems like there are quite a lot of bands these days with both male and female members. It just feels like an extension of their college organizational circles, and won't be a hit with the masses.

70 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:34:02.32


Dreams Come True, ELT, Judy & Mary, Rebecca. See, these bands are doing quite well.
74 :東熱航空69便 ◆nnzlBMyC5I @\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:47:11.43
Stop speaking ill of fhana

75 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 15:47:15.31
Japan's music industry really has freedom, huh
80 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 16:31:17.08
I started to hate them big-time due to MTV's extreme overpushing.
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 17:22:23.69
インディーズ時代からTSUTAYAのレンタルに ならんでたから大人気だったんだろな バンド名で損してるけど 売れたら逆にインパクトあるな

Sound-wise, they clearly sound cool. Their CDs were already in the rental section at TSUTAYA even when they were still an indie band, so they must've been hugely popular. I think the band name is working against them, but it would make such a huge impact if they become extremely profitable.
85 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 17:24:27.89
全体的にいいと思うけど バンド名は後々苦労しそうだ。
I think they're generally good, but they might experience some trouble later on with that name.
91 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 17:53:04.43
They might be cooler if they were just an instrumental band
94 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 18:40:01.55
どんなに素晴らしい音楽をやっていても バンドの名前で絶対聴きたくないわ
I will never think of listening to their music because of the band name, no matter how splendid their songs are
108 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 22:09:00.96

To think that they were just an indie band until some time ago, now they suddenly have their major debut. It's really all so surprising.
112 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 22:21:18.57
地元のFM、 4月に「パラレルスペック」ヘビロテしてた。
1日に4回以上、一ヶ月間やってた。 いくらなんでもいい加減にして欲しいと思った。
Our local FM station had "Parallel Spec" on heavy rotation last April. They played it 4x a day for the entire month. I thought that it was too much.

114 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 22:37:02.60
That was the same with MTV

121 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 23:03:24.76
The music is good. The vocals are unnecessary.
127 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 23:27:18.82 ID:/ft/
演奏力は全員いい感じ フェスでみたけど普通にかっこよかったw
Everyone seems like good players. I saw them at a festival, and they were actually pretty cool.
128 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/05/20(火) 23:28:51.26
They're technically good, so it really feels nice listening to their music

Original Thread: 【音楽】「ゲスの極み乙女。」 懐かしさと新しさで大人気

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