I dont even know why but the production for these guys is always weirdly off in my opinion. Issei has acknowledged himself he’s not the best producer so why not let someone who can do the songs real justice handle it instead? I totally agree though, first thing i thought as soon as i hit go on the cd player was the mix was weird.
Fair but if they really cared about the songs (which obviously they do) surely itd be better to give them the treatment they deserve. I still honestly think if they ditched 8 string guitars and went for 7 thatd clear up a lot of muddiness and add more clarity. + It’s obvious on rewrite Issei has put all his effort in making the drums and synth good and everything else is like a second thought. Haha.
I know you said it before but it’s worth discussing how they would have to change some of their songs to accommodate the lack of a string.
It’s because I have found that when recording with an 8 string myself and definitely its obvious in almost all of their recordings. Haha. It’s obviously too late to make changes i think at this point but if it was to happen id just tune the 7 string the same as the 8 but lose the very top string so all that would change is a couple of bits in the guitar solos and I’d say Yoh is probably good enough to even just improvise a few notes here and there. I would love to hear what theyd sound like if they tried this, I mean VARIOUS was performed on 7 strings, sounds mad heavy still but everything is so much clearer and just nicer to listen to. Still love the NazBoyz but just trying to think from a production perspective that could perhaps help them sound better on record. I have been experimenting with recording with 8 strings for a while and it’s not as straight forward as a 6 for sure, definitely requires different treatment but I’m not sure Issei realises this or simply doesnt know how to give it justice. Haha.
For what its worth no visual band has been able to do an 8 string justice, Black Swan did 8strings for one record and sounded terrible (they never did it again funny enough). NAZARE and nameless sound muddy especially with their cheap production job.
fwiw i’ve specifically enjoyed Nazare’s production, mostly on their latest full-length
it’s really …specific(?) and i like the way instruments trade off in what sounds like pretty aggressive multiband comps; it seems like there’s peaks and wells around different frequencies than usual and maybe that’s what sounds unfamiliar
I always think vkei bands mix w/ a loootttt more mids presence than any other countries’ rock or metal, and maybe hearing that philosophy extend to eight string guitars is also part of the strangeness
But then again i think Uroboros and The Insulated World were both wonderfully mixed albums so maybe don’t take my tastes too seriously
So we know the B side for the next live distributed single.
Not necessarily, クチナシ still hasn’t been adapted into a NAZARE song yet so it could potentially be that as well.
Just seen these guys have announced a latin america tour, i will be surprised if this doesnt all end up being cancelled. + Issei looks pretty terrifying smiling on the flyer. Haha.
No way it sticks. I can’t even recall the last band who successfully toured that area from Japan.
praying the Brazilian curse is finally broken
In post pandemic times the concerts from japanese bands that were held in south america, Chile and Brazil at least, had been quite succesful (call it not ending in bankrupcy for the organizers and the bands haha). For the Deviloof gig that has been organized by the same people the tickets are almost sold out in both places and by the reaction from the people in the circuit one can expect that the Nazare one would have some similar faith.
Edit: grammar issues
individual look: https://twitter.com/nazare_official/status/1757374384636133660
Issei is unrecognisable
omg he bought the tracksuit
Adidas kei lives again!
There’s something so distinctive about his voice. I can pick it out of a line up.