[Live Report] Jupiter - Baroeg, Rotterdam - May 10th 2019
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Unfortunately not. And I'm honestly not expecting any until the tour is over. That's not very convenient, publication-wise, but it is what it is...
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To TimJ's thoughts on the last page, I can only assume Versailles are still more popular just out of having been around like half a decade longer, though Jupiter has closed the gap significantly with Versailles kinda just sitting around.
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Having just got back from the London show, I haven’t got much different to report than the other reports that have been posted on here - basically they were on top of their game and Kuze did a great job.

Hizaki took a slightly undignified tumble into the monitors whilst pulling off some guitar hero poses (doh) but recovered well.

Hearing the songs live really hit home what a strong release the new CD is, the songs worked really well live and there’s a good mix of tunes, not *just* power metal blasters (although they do those really well).

Agonymph - re. the band drowning out the backing track, I honestly thought they weren’t using one until the invisible keyboardist kicked in on a couple of the songs - and it’s better that way, I understand that most bands use them more out of economic necessity than anything else, and whilst backing tracks don’t offend me, the more “live” a band can play, the better.

Overall, not bad for a band I only checked out half-heartedly last year for the first time because they stole Concerto Moon’s singer...


oh...attendance-wise, I’d guess at about 250 in a 500-capacity venue, there was empty space at the back for sure, but it’s a kind of awkwardly shaped venue (not just your classic rectangular room) so as long as you have a packed and lively crowd up the front (which was true indeed) then it probably looks OK from the band’s perspective. The band themselves certainly looked pleased with the response.

Kuze tried a little English stage banter, but things degenerated rapidly into Engrish (or Japanese) when he tried anything more complicated than “Thank you”, “This song’s called...”, or “Are you ready?!”. How the hell he can write lyrics in English I’m not quite sure...
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(05-12-2019, 03:56 PM)TimJ Wrote: Agonymph - re. the band drowning out the backing track, I honestly thought they weren’t using one until the invisible keyboardist kicked in on a couple of the songs - and it’s better that way, I understand that most bands use them more out of economic necessity than anything else, and whilst backing tracks don’t offend me, the more “live” a band can play, the better.

Absolutely. I agree with you completely. That is actually one of the reasons why I prefer Jupiter over Versailles. For Jupiter, the strings and choirs are embellishments for the songs rather than parts of the compositions, which is usually the case with Versailles. One isn't necessarily worse than the other, but I personally prefer the former. At least in the live situation I do.

(05-12-2019, 03:56 PM)TimJ Wrote: How the hell he can write lyrics in English I’m not quite sure...

It's because he can do an accent that comes across as proper American while it really isn't rather convincingly when he sings Wink

(05-12-2019, 03:56 PM)TimJ Wrote: Hizaki took a slightly undignified tumble into the monitors whilst pulling off some guitar hero poses (doh) but recovered well.

Wish I'd seen that! That's even better than him having to troubleshoot with the laptop in his dress Laugh Maybe he's just less stable in Britain; when Versailles played there, he tripped over something without missing a single note. Funny as that was, it's still impressive from a playing perspective Smile
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