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Violet UK Coming In 2013!

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Offline Drsrh

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on: September 29, 2012, 05:42:20 PM
Yoshiki posted this video on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, and I am so excited!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12nHgsNteBQ

I'm a little hesitant whether it'll come out then given its history, but I'm really glad to see Yoshiki hasn't just abandoned this. What do you guys make of it?



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Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 10:09:25 PM
Well, I can't really complain about new music! Although, I wouldn't be surprised if the album ends up being released towards the end of 2013...

I have heard all of the Violet UK stuff that has emerged over the years and quite like it. However, I really would prefer to have an update on X Japan's album...and this is starting to put serious doubt into my mind...

We haven't really heard anything of X Japan's activity for months now. They should have released their latest album ages ago and, considering half of it was meant to be just re recordings, I don't see why it should be taking as long as it has been.

Sugizo posted on his blog that he is waiting to hear from Yoshiki about what X will be doing next year and even Yoshiki himself questioned whether he should work on VUK or X on his twitter...is it just me or does it sound as if X Japan came back in 2008, wrote a few songs, did some concerts and a couple of overseas tours and then have faded into the nothingness?

I really hope I am wrong...



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Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 08:56:19 PM
Yep, just like the 2012 X-Japan album. The one that was originally supposed to be out in 2011.

Seriously, Yoshiki is simply full of hot air. If you can't do it by a certain time, don't tell fans you're going to.

Another dumb question because I simply haven't been following him or X-Japan lately since there's frankly nothing to follow, but did they ever go through with the 2012 World Tour?

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Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 10:55:00 PM
I hope there's a new tour in 2013
  that this album X-japan
toss until December



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Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 02:55:49 AM
dumb question because I simply haven't been following him or X-Japan lately since there's frankly nothing to follow, but did they ever go through with the 2012 World Tour?

I don't think there has been any activity from X Japan at all this year? Correct me if I'm wrong, because I too have become somewhat uninterested in the band. But as far as I'm aware, they did the World Tour in 2011 and then that was that?

Sigh...they could at least give us Born To Be Free considering it was basically completed...



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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 11:48:50 PM
Remember when this was supposed to happen?



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Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 07:27:09 PM
Once upon a time, there was an announcement. God, Yoshiki should outsource his inner filter, or whatever keeps him from working in a productive way.



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Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 12:22:39 AM
Ah....It is quite funny reading a comment I made two years ago about still waiting on the new X Japan album...and the fact I did believe there would be a VUK release!



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Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 10:48:22 PM
Excuse me in advance, my reply is not going to be as optimistic as Yoshiki I'd like it to be.

I don't think this so-called project will ever see the light of day and maybe that's not a bad thing. If Violet UK is anything like what we've seen during the reunion concerts, I don't think this is the kind of album I would buy, but maybe that's because I'm just not into trip-hop, or whatever VUK is supposed to be. He aimed high with that "blending the boudaries of fashion, music" and whatnot. The concept was never properly explained and all I've seen of it was synths and keyboards with a rather flat background female voice and a bunch of standard models walking on stage wearing very standard fashion pieces. Nothing about it was groundbreaking and I've seen better on fashion week runways, both fashion and music-wise. Kathie Wathever and Nicole Scherzinger are great singers, but VUK definitely didn't bring out the best in them. The 'I'll be your love" performance from the early 2000s that's been floating around on Youtube ever since is mediocre both in terms of lyrics and key/vocals. Yoshiki's piano playing is good, but he's known to pull much better than that. The religion/sex/butterfly/blue/roses/love song themes have been done to death and don't accurately reflect Yoshiki's remarkable ability to take tacky themes like that and compose masterpieces (see Rose of Pain, Art of Life, Dahlia, etc.) I fancied Mandi Martyr, though, the crazy-looking punk bassist that was part of the project at some point, but she didn't deliver anything groundbreaking on stage either.

TL;DR: this is a pretty basic project whose only chance of becoming a thing was based solely on its association with a dude like Yoshiki. Exit Yoshiki, nobody will go around shouting VUK is their favourite thing ever. Musically and image-wise, it also made a lot more sense in the early 2000s but not anymore. He also seems to have dropped it in favour of his Yoshiki Classical project, which kept some of the same singers and concepts, yet it's clearly superior. VUK will never debut and the album will never see the light, fight me on this!  8)

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