While time has gone by from when I reviewed es or s by Ling Tosite Sigure, I, now give you what I’m sure many of you were waiting for. Not my thoughts and small criticisms on es or s but the actual presentation of es or s on Limited Edition.
es or s LE Photo Gallery
*There are way more photos in the es or s mini photobook but I chose these to display*
While this Sony Music Associated Records release is mouth-watering even before ordering es or s I was not sure what I would be doing with the LP. The 7-inch vinyl record included with the Limited Edition is impractical considering I would need the required equipment for the vinyl record. Due to that, I will have to keep the LP as a nice little Ling Tosite Sigure collectible instead. That aside the design of the photobook is very pretty and on the front cover of the photobook if you look closely, somehow, you can see a little house with a tree. Though that could just be my imagination especially given the mysterious cover artwork. Everything about the photos looks spontaneous and well-photographed. In particular, I love the last photo of TK, 345, Pierre Nakano, and a cheerful-looking new face.
Lastly, we have TK’s actual photography. That’s correct. The first set of photos are not by TK but by someone else, Camille Blake. The big difference being with TK’s photography you can just tell he seems to like to mess with lighting and prefers foggy photography.
All in all, the es or s photobook is pretty wonderful. It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that I may have been excited for this latest Ling Tosite Sigure music release given the photobook. I like musician photobooks. I guess I’m curious about the musicians I favor.
Produced by: TK. All tracks written by: TK. Recorded and Mixed by: TK at Hansa Studios and Studio 4. Recording Assistant: Nanni Johansson (Hansa Studios). Mastered by: Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound. Photography in Berlin: TK, Camille Blake. Art Direction and Design: Yukiyo Japan, TK. Packaging Coordination: Hideyuki Sato (Sony Music Communications Inc.)
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Ling Tosite Sigure-Music Artists Biography
TK | Pierre Nakano | 345
Ling Tosite Sigure Official: http://www.sigure.jp/
Ling Tosite Sigure on Twitter: Sigure Official
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A Japanese rock band from Saitama, formed in 2002. TK is the composer/songwriter for Ling Tosite Sigure songs, guitarist, and lead singer to the band. 345 plays the bass guitar and backs TK with singing. While Pierre Nakano is the most precise drummer you will encounter. This is Ling Tosite Sigure. The band uses Ling tosite sigure (凛として時雨) on their website, albums, and other materials. The band’s name means “A frigid autumn’s rain shower.” Their music style is aggressive, fast-paced rock with rapid changes of tempo and mood reminiscent of styles as diverse as progressive rock, post-hardcore, post-rock, and funk. They utilize both male and female vocals ranging from soft singing to loud wails and screams. They signed for UK distribution with JPU Records in June 2013.