ESIE, Japan electro industrial pop punk ambient artist. ESIE and Yoshimi, the great combination between model, fashion, and trendy electro industrial musics. From melancholic contemplative ballads to electronic punk. Mixes the beauty cute and electronica touch in fashion and music.  And this is the interview with ESIE.

1.Tell us a short history about ESIE.

I started my fashion model carrier from 15 years old and I won the Nonno magazine Model Grand prix in 2005. I was exclusive model for Nonno magazine until mid 2007. I stopped a while modeling and thinking to start something in music that I really love. That was the moment I just meat my producer Yoshimi. We started to work together with my artist name ESIE from the beginning of 2008.

2. It’s about your music, How to describe your music ?

Mixture of many kind of styles of music. The common background music with Yoshimi was contemporary music. From 12 to 15 years old, I was in a chorus group at school who won the contest for junior high schools in Japan. I learned a lot to sing and about contemporary music at this period. My music sounds likes a punk elctro on the first listening. But you can find that we have some different approach on the harmony between the melod, bass line and chord progression.

The main theme of my music is to express my ambivalent emotion. One of the characteristic is to keep the mood when a song will modulate. You have a kind of instable and strange emotion on the song and its fit very much with the noisy sampled sounds and heavy beat.

3.Some of your fans comparing ESIE with many musician. For an example Bjork, Siouxie, Eurythmics or even Marilyn Manson. Your comment about this ?

Many people especially comparing me with Nina Hagen when I was in France. It was a little bit strange for me that people comparing me with an artist witch I didn’t know. I don’t have particularly thought about, but sometimes it makes me idea on what I’m looks like for peoples. It give me opportunities to discover many artists who I didn’t know like Nina Hargen, Siouxie, Eurythmics etc…I was born in 1988!!

4. I’ve seen your picture and there is sweet sexy black latex cult. Music and costume, how ESIE makes the identity ?  (i’m looking at Marilyn Manson of course :D )

The idea of the black latex catsuit was at the moment we were thinking on the concept of my first single. First, we got the title “Under my skin” and we chain on the idea for the catsuit. It’s like my other skin, so smooth and artificial and minimal. The black latex catsuit has an visual impact and really fit to the concept of the single. I wanted to express my diverse and ambivalent heart squirming in my body. Music and costume has to be an organic fusion for me.

5. I’ve listened to your “Invasion”, why ESIE make this track is free to download ?

Free download is a promotion way but it is a kind of gift. I choose this track because it represents a lot of for my single.

6. Many bands and musician give their song, give their works for free now. Not only one track, i’ve found the band / musician that gives their albums/EP for free. What’s your opinion.

To give a free for a track or a full album depends to their mind. Give a track for free is not ease too. I think people don’t want a track if they don’t like even if it’s free. I think we must thinking on quality in the “free world”. Good quality and free could be cool but if not, it can really have damaged on the image. I think “Free” is also difficult as “sell”.

7. Japan, France, USA, which one makes you addicted most ?

I never been to USA for now and I really want to go there. My tour in France last year was my first time visit and I really loved the country!! I’m now travelling between Paris and Tokyo but it is really difficult to say which is addicted but when I in Tokyo, I want to go to France as soon as possible.

8. In my opinion, Japanesse culture specially electronic music and fashion growing up faster and faster. Fast and Furious’s Tokyo Drift is unforgettable. Till today. Does it means something to ESIE.

I think trends in Tokyo change very fast but I don’t know if it really growing up. We have some features in fashion but not so much in the electronic music. It is really difficult to create a musical scene here in Tokyo, especially in the underground scene. Japan go too fast for the mass and it is sometime difficult to keep the balance of himself.

9. Is there Another side project ?

It’s not a side project but an aim in my modeling work. I decided to retake my modeling activities also and I had a chance to sign with Nathalie Models in Paris. I recently become image model for a girl brand “GHOST OF HARLEM” in Japan and hope to develop my carrier in a world wide scale.

10. What do you think with “the potential musician with strong musical character”

I think the potential of the artist does not related to his “showy” things and depend the way of description for “strong musical character”. I think the difficult thing for artist is our life length. I also try to be creative as long as possible!!

11. Promotion for your works, how important it is and how you do the promo.

Promotion is important things and takes the major part of my team’s work. We are doing promotion activities especially on internet with Myspace, Facebook, Youtube etc… It is important not only in the way “TO SELL” but I learned a lot doing communication on the internet with many people around the world and I found always interesting artists and music.

12. Last word for the reader ?

I’m now recording my first album and I hope to be able to release in mid October or at latest in November 2010!!

For now, please find my first single “behind my skin” on iTunes!!!

ESIE@Myspace

Download Invasion for free

Source : j-magz.com

Super duper basi banget informasi yang satu ini. Tapi bagaimanapun juga semua tetap harus disebarluaskan. Chiptune dikenal sebagai musik yang dipergunakan untuk permainan/games-games jaman dulu. Seperti contohnya Super Mario Bros, Contra, ataupun Donkey Kong.
Musik yang amat berjaya di masanya, musik yang masih menjadi favorit penggemar Old Games, bereinkarnasi kembali dalam bentuk baru.

Para chiptuners membangkitkan kenangan dengan membuat musik musik dengan sound yang khas. Sound yang biasa terdengar dalam games games jaman dulu dii saat Nintendo dan Atari menjadi raja. Kompilasi ini dibuat dengan maksud untuk memperkenalkan atau mempromosikan musik games (8 bit /chiptune)  ini kepada masyarakat.

Di Indonesia sendiri sudah mulai banyak bermunculan para penggemar dan pemusik chiptune ini. Buktinya dalam album kompilasi ini diikuti oleh tiga belas 8-bit artis yang tersebar dari seluruh Indonesia, plus penampilan spesial dari Boy Vs Bacteria yang berasal dari Swedia. Rekaman ini sengaja dibagikan secara gratis dengan harapan agar semakin memperluas lagi informasi tentang chiptune music ini.

Tracklist

  1. Arcade playmate – need no worries
  2. Butcher Bachelor – Darah
  3. Cacat Nada – mBsB
  4. Curah Melodia Mandiri – Am i Evil
  5. Delayed Desire – Alat Vital Terbelah Jadi Dua
  6. GODARD – three mix 2
  7. Hellostereo! – Hokkaido Noon!
  8. jw86 – Kanshen Express
  9. Local drug store – DomoArigato!!!
  10. Motoric Mathematics – Runaway Rudy
  11. PicknEy – Jumpin’ Pills
  12. Tele8bit – Are we having fun yet
  13. Turbo blip- JOY
  14. Boys VS bacteria – Beyond Raspberry Mountain

Download kompilasi lewat link ini

PS: Semua info berasal dari sini

Sekarang ini, di seluruh penjuru dunia, banyak sekali bertebaran band-band metal. Batas antara jenis musik satu dan yang lain demikian tipisnya. Experimentasi antara death metal dan dan metalcore melahirkan deathcore. Metalcore sendiri terbentuk dari musik heavy metal dan hardcore. Kombinasi vokal growl dan scream biasa terdengar dalam musik musik dengan jenis ini. Legion adalah sebuah band hardcore asal Hilliard, Ohio
Amerika. Beranggotakan Chris (guitar), Michael (vocal), Alex (guitar), Brad (Bass) dan Kevin (drum). Dalam demo berisi 5 lagu ini yang terdengar dominan adalah vokal growl dan sedikit sekali scream. Musiknya sendiri tidak terlalu “ngebut” untuk ukuran band yang menyatakan diri beraliran metal/hardcore. Akan tetapi yang menarik adalah demo ini yang direlease secara gratis dan bisa didownload oleh siapapun. Untuk info tentang band ini bisa dilihat di halaman myspace milik mereka.Demikian juga untuk link download dari demo ini.

Legion Myspace

Legion – Demo – 2009

Tracklist :

  1. Don’t Believe The Hype
  2. Even Stars Don’t Shine Like This
  3. A Degradation Period
  4. Live Your Lie
  5. Reach For The Sky

SpiningJenny berasal  dari satu organisasi intra kampus di Fakultas Hukum Universitas Jember, yakni UKM Musik Bahana Justitia.  Dari UKM inilah ada 5 orang anggota Bahana Justitia yang suka membuat musik yang berisik. Dengan memainkan bermacam-macam jenis musik dari pop,rock,rock n’ roll, reggae, ska, metal, keroncong hingga dangdut. Akhirnya dari kebiasaan jam session di studio dengan menyatukan perbedaan-perbedaan aliran musik, akhirnya mereka berlima yakni, Galuh (vocal), Deny (guitar), Nila (Guitar;Vocal), Christian (Bass) dan Cakra (Drum) membentuk sebuah band.

Spining Jenny  terbentuk pada tanggal 8 November 2008. Kalau di Indonesiakan jadinya “Jennny muter-muter”. Jadi sebenarnya arti kata dari SpiningJenny itu hanyalah, berharap agar nantinya lagu-lagu band ini bisa dinikmati dan bisa membuat semua pendengarnya ikut berputar, melompat, menari, berdendang, bergoyang riang gembira bersama SpiningJenny.
Dengan basic musikalitas yang berbeda-beda. SpiningJenny hadir dengan menyuguhkan aliran musik yang ceria, lucu, centil, lincah, easy listening, fresh, hingga bisa membuat pendengarnya ikut melompat-lompat, berdansa lalu berputar. Dengan distorsi dalam balutan harmoni dan alunan beat-beat drum yang mampu membuat orang ikut menggerakkan badan dan mengikuti irama. Beberapa lagu SpiningJenny adalah musik yang manis tetap fresh. Diiringi dengan petikan gitar akustik dan sentuhan melody yang ringan dan santai. Dari lagu yang telah diciptakan salah satu diantaranya yang berjudul Jangan Bilang Bilang telah membawa mereka sebagai pemenang dalam acara LA Lights Campus Edutainment, yakni terpilih sebagai lagu terbaik. Saat ini Spining Jenny sedang merekam lagu-lagu yang lain untuk segera dilepas dalam bentuk mini album.

Spining Jenny Myspace

Album yang direlease pada tahun 2006 ini entah dimaksudkan untuk sekedar olok-olok atau pujian kepada Britney Spears. Beberapa band menyanyikan lagu lagu dari Britney Spears dengan cara dan gaya mereka sendiri – sendiri. Lagu seperti Baby One More Time, Toxic, Crazy dan Oops I Did It Again, terdengar demikian kasar dan brutal ketika dinyanyikan oleh band-band seperti Children Of Bodom, Christian Ice, Black Ingvars, Gorath Sugar Coma dan Type O Negative.

Album yang menarik, menginterpretasikan karya musik pop dengan gaya metal. Mungkin setelah mendengarkan album ini, ada kawan kawan band yang tertarik membuat album tribute untuk Agnes Monica atau Rossa tapi dengan versi metal.

Tracklist:

  1. Kevorkian – Baby One More Time
  2. Type O Negative – Baby Hit Me One More Time
  3. Ten Masked Men – Baby One More Time
  4. Christian Ice – Baby One More Time
  5. Children of Bodom – Oops I Did It Again…
  6. Black Ingvars – Baby One More Time
  7. Gorath – Toxic
  8. Sugarcoma – [You Drive Me ] Crazy
  9. Crystal Ball – Crazy
  10. Local H-Toxic