the GazettE – VORTEX 6 Keyword Q & A

VACATION

=If there’s a long holiday, what do you want to do?

RUKI:

If there’s really a long holiday, I don’t want to rest, instead I want to do my work slowly. If I go for vacation, it’ll be rush doing everything. Therefore, during the holiday, I’ll rearrange the schedule to a less-packed one, I think that the efficiency/effect will be good. Even I said that, it’s not that I don’t want holiday, just that I want to work more than having free time, for now. Well, if I have the free time, I guess the work will be more so I’ve never really thought of that (laughs). [ vacation ]

Uruha:

In the talk between Ruki and staffs just now, he said, “iIf I have the time, still I prefer to work.”, and I feel the same too. If I have the free time, I want to make new songs. Even though there are off [ from work ] times, but if the schedule will become a rush, there will be no meaning (bitter laughs). I also want to avoid with my best to make songs in a packed times too. Aoi:

I want to go to temples. Yeah, I thought of it now. Well, it’s not because of my hobby but I think it’ll make me feel good. It seems to make my heart feels better. Though it’s been since my high school vacation but I want to go Kiyomizudera (清水寺) in Kyoto. I’m not interested in buying things or going to the South, just because it’s a holiday. I can clean my soul, and produce good things. If I go temple with this head now (Pink hair), I think they’ll be angry (laughs)

Reita:

The things I want to do when I have time, firstly, it’s cleaning. It’s hard but I’ve not been doing it at least once since this year starts (bitter laugh). I really wanted to do it this time (laughs) I think because of that, I don’t see anything else to do now, just cleaning. It’s really an important deal to do the cleaning. If there is such a long rest, I really need to get myself into that (laughs), I feel like doing that in May ow.

Kai:

I don’t want to think something like that now. Just because we never had any! It seems that it’s an ungranted dream (bitter laughs). Whenever I heard about holiday, I really feel envious. So this question will be something unanswered (laughs)

OVERSEAS

=The country you want to go now, and the reason is?

RUKI:

Taiwan. Though I’ve never been there but from the movie/drama I watched, the streets seems to be busy, and it feels like Shinjyuku, with that I hope to snap PV over there. It’s good to say that it’s near too. If the country is far, it’ll be hard and it’ll always have some problems.

Uruha:

There’s none specifically. Surely there’re places where we can’t go with our legs, and can’t see with our eyes. but there’s the net now, for us to see everything isn’t it? Like “Grand Canyon.. it’s cool!” (laughs) Surprisingly, there are some part I feel satisfied with it.

Aoi:

If it’s overseas, where will it be? Hmm.. Europe? It’s not America, for sure. Well not, Korea is good too. [ Here he talked about a programme which is hard for me to translate ’cause the scans missed out some word so I’m skipping it. Sorry for that. ] Ah, I guess my interests are more on Korea.

Reita:

The places I went before is good too, Los Angeles. The place I first go will be, Taiwan. Somehow there are really a lot of people who said that they like Japan. Just because of that I feel close. I feel more of that compared to Los Angeles.

Kai:

The only place we’d went for live is only Europe, if there is chance, I want to go Asia. It’s not only near, the food seems nice too. I’m interested to see how the customers react. Personally, I want to go hot spring. If I go to overseas, it won’t feel like “vacation”, right? Just because I’d came here, I need to go here and there, see this and that, buy this and that, if I’m not good in it, isn’t it more busy than working? (laughs) If talking about refreshing my mood, it’ll be good to go hot spring.

RECORD

=Recently, from what (music) you have your inspiration (or etc.)?

RUKI:

Just recently, I like Yoshii Kazuya’s (吉井和哉) album, ‘The Apples’ a lot. About the others… I think there is. I listened to almost everything of foreigners (外人), both old ones and new ones. Well, surely I’ve something I like about it.

Uruha:

Recently the CD I bought is FACT’s “Eat Your Words”. It’s good, but the one I’m waiting for is Limp Bizkit’s new song. It’s June. If I can listen to every song, it’ll be the best. I hope to listen it as soon as possible!

Aoi:

At this moment, it’s Kiyoharu’s. Talking about songs, probably I like the present Kuroyume and the solo more that the previous ones. Just because when I was listening to the songs, I can feel the colors in it, this is really my first time. I really want to write songs like that.

Reita:

What will it be? Recently I keep going into studio, I don’t really listen to songs. Anyway, the CD I bought nearest to now is KORN’s. It’s not what released last year, it’s the one 10 years ago “Follow The Leader”. It’s really good. The sound of the bass is perfect. I didn’t say that I want to make something like that, but I’m shocked with the existence of such bass technique.Then, the song in the car I ride, I like the songs playing in AFN. Whenever I listened to the hardcores of older ones of Americans, my mood turned good, it’s somehow interesting.

Kai:

Though it’s not a CD, but it’s good on documentary drama DVD like Buddy Rich. No matter how many times I watched it, I’ll still think that “This is cool/great, this person.” Reita too, when he watched it before this, he felt touched, though he’s someone who didn’t specialize in drum (laughs). I think it’ll be something to be talked after watching. I hope everyone watches this too. Firstly, I suggest everyone to search for information through the internet.

TARGET

=The target you want to clear is?

RUKI:

Not losing this feeling, I think. The feeling towards music, the feeling towards the band, I hope that I’ll never forget that. It’s boring to keep just like that, [ as in never improve ] I don’t like it. No matter where we held the live, no matter how much tickets were sold, I don’t have target on that, on top of everything, I just want to make the best music, and hold a live without regret, I’m heading towards those.

Uruha:

This will be the matter of the band. I want to strengthen our of where we are now, I want to sink myself in music, that will be the best. Talking about target, it’s a bit plain. But that will be the most important thing.

Aoi:

It’s something really personal but, whenever I listened to demo made by RUKI, I think it’s really “Suge~” [ It’s means really good/cool. ] Me too, I want to upgrade the quality of my demo. It sounds like handicapped [ as in not perfect ] when you make things that is not good. In the past, I did made something like that and there is no people listen to it as something serious. This year, RUKI-chan [ He really called RUKI as RUKI-chan ]  set it as a target, and even practiced his vocal too.

Reita:

Target? If possible I want to improve everything I’m not good in. Talking about bass and mucis, I’m really just at the base part. “As a human, is it ok to be just like that?”, I always thought of this. Um, it’ll be good to improve somewhere. As usual, I’ll start from cleaning my room (bitter laugh)

Kai:

To make the drum sounds better, I want to make myself bigger in size. I didn’t do it before this. That time,  the period is short and I think I’ll overdo it. I’m the type of not giving up even it had gone over my boundary. So, if I continue something exciting like that, it’ll spoil my body, I think I’ll do it slowly this time.

EXCITE

=Recently what makes you happy?

RUKI:

About this, still going back to Hi-Standard. Really, I’ve been saying this since sometime ago (laughs). Well, because to me it’s not a band without Hi-Standard. I feel like going back to time where we can do Air Jam (エアジャム) normally. [ I’m sorry about the blur translation on this sentence, I’m not sure what is エアジャム. Please do correct me if anyone knows it. ]

Uruha:

Ah, this will be the matter of live now. Though it had been almost half a year, but during last year end’s Dome, my tension gone really high. Surely for the first time in my life, that moment is when my pulse gone really high! My heart may go really tired and stop! I can say myself till that extend, at first I feel nervous, and as time passes, I’ve gone excited with it. If there is another Dome, I hope my heart won’t beat that fast (laughs)

Aoi:

Recently, I’m really shocked at the smooth flow of the band, this is nothing private. During the production perioud we didn’t go anywhere, the tension is not there. Talking about being strong, maybe when I see pretty person? (laughs)

Reita:

If taking about something that raises my tension, it’ll be I bought a house for my family [ or relative ]. When I’m in secondary school, I made it as my first [ as in most important ] target, and when the time reached, “This day is finally here!”, I feel really touched.

Kai:

Recording. I feel never ending excitement. Then, when the recording ended. “Finally.. it ended!” I feel excited on that (laughs)

X

=Heading towards 2012 it’ll be 10th anniversary, how you want 2011 to be?

RUKI:

Even it’s said as 10th anniversary but I don’t think it’s a big event. Thanks to those who always feel that for us, and I feel like thanking everyone too, on us, there’s nothing like “Finally we had reached until here.” but actually “It’s just here, and it’s not cool, let’s move on.”, that feeling is strong in us. Probably, in me, there’s a special feeling of we’ll go more than 20 years (laughs).

Uruha:

Till now I still want to continue the band, it had become a part of me. Though we shouldn’t be going on the same direction at the same pace but as time passes, what we have will be more. I think that change is really needed in a band. Then, I won’t say it’s already 10 years, I will open my eye towards 20 years and continue improving toward that.

Aoi:

10th anniversary… Though of that it’s really nothing. Though I want to enjoy it with everyone, but it’s something for sure in the future, right? I don’t feel like that now. Therefore, I’m thinking towards that. For making the 10th anniversary good next year, I want to do things seriously now, for not disappointing the fans, and it’s really important. I still can’t feel the 10th year.

Reita:

Though anniversary had been something important every year, just like the 9th anniversary, but I think that the 10th one will be something special. There are many bands out there which disbanded after 10 years, and I feel that this will happen to us too. No, this is wrong. As for me, probably I take 13 years, or even 15 years as something normal (laughs)

Kai:

At this stage, it is something not to be thought of. “Next year it’ll be 10th anniversary, what should we do?”, even if I realized that at this moment, it just doesn’t feel right. When that time reached, even the feeling comes when we’re doing the 10th anniversary live, I’ll still work hard on what’s in front of my eyes now.

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