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Photos from Lo-bit Playground v.5.0@Tokyo

Un poco tarde, pero aquí están las fotos del concierto que hicimos en Tokio el 24 de septiembre.
A bit late, but here are some pictures from the concert we did at Tokyo on September 24th.

pepino live@tokyo
pepino live@tokyo
Photos by macotom3.

• ライブ音源を聴く:Lo-bit Playground v.5.0@Tokyo (日本語)
• escucha la grabación del concierto: Lo-bit Playground v.5.0@Tokyo (español)
• listen to the live recording: Lo-bit Playground v.5.0@Tokyo (English)

Lo-bit Playground v.5.0 – the aftermath

I still hadn’t told you all about what happened after LBP v.5.0.

Tokyo Game Show (a video games fair) was happening that day, and some people somehow related to LBP were playing live at TGS, namely Hally (VORC) and YMCK, plus other people who were demonstrating how hard the new 1chipMSX rocks.

I will mostly ommit the fact that, when Hally started playing the speakers blew up and he had to stop (at least he was the last one performing), and I’ll go on to what happened after that. Hally did found the time to come, see and listen to our event, and we really appreciated that because we know his schedule was very tight that weekend. And YMCK went to a private party they had organized to celebrate some birthdays that had been in September (i.e. YMCK’s singer Midori’s birthday).

Back to the end of LBP v.5.0, the Tsuji-techno faction dissolved, and we (pepino) went to that party. When we got there, they were playing YMCK songs with ‘real’ instruments, with Yokemura (YMCK) on keyboard, Nakamura (YMCK) on wood bass, Kplecraft on sax, and a foreign guy I didn’t recognize at the drums. It was quite smooth and we were very surprised. As pepino’s songs are made thinking rock, YMCK’s songs are made thinking jazz, and they showed us that night how well thought of they are. After that, there was a dj session from Coova (who had been playing with her Game Boys earlier at the Playground), a Saitone live set (quite different to the one he did earlier at LBP) and, later, a live performance by Midori which, unfortunately, we were unable to see because our physical state was awful, and we had to leave and look for a hotel to stay.

Lo que pasó después de Lo-bit Playground v.5.0

Os debía el final de la crónica de lo que pasó en Tokio.

Ese día había habido Tokyo Game Show, una feria de videojuegos, y algunas personas en cierto modo relacionadas con Lo-bit Playground dieron conciertos en el TGS esa tarde, poniendo nombres fueron Hally (VORC) y YMCK, más otros que se dedicaron a demostrar la grandeza del 1chipMSX.

Pues bien, después de contar de pasada el minisuceso de que cuando Hally empezó a tocar le explotaron los altavoces y tuvo que parar (por suerte era el último en tocar), os voy a hablar de los eventos posteriores. Hally tuvo tiempo de venir a vernos, cosa que le agradecemos mucho porque sabemos que su agenda estaba bastante apretada ese fin de semana, y YMCK fueron a una fiesta privada en Shibuya, en la que se celebraban varios cumpleaños que fueron en septiembre como, por ejemplo el de Midori, la cantante de YMCK.

Volviendo al final de Lo-bit Playground v.5.0, la facción Tsuji-Techno se disolvió y los de pepino fuimos a la fiestecita. Cuando llegamos estaban tocando canciones de YMCK con instrumentos de verdad, con Yokemura (YMCK) al teclado, Nakamura (YMCK) al contrabajo, Kplecraft al saxo, y un extranjero que no reconocí, a la batería. Fue bastante fino porque nos sorprendió mucho. Al igual que las canciones de pepino están hechas pensando en rock, las canciones de YMCK están hechas pensando en jazz, y esa noche demostraron que, de hecho, bien pensadas. A esto siguieron una sesión dj de Coova (que había actuado con game boys en el mismo evento que nosotros, unas horas antes), un directo de Saitone bastante diferente del que nos ofreció horas antes en LBP, y bastante más tarde un directo de Midori, al que no pudimos asistir porque nuestro lamentable estado físico nos obligó a pirarnos y buscar hotel.










Lo-bit Playgroundの皆さん、とってもありがとうございました。


report and podcast from Lo-bit Playground v.5.0

Last Saturday, we arrived at the club at around 4 pm and, after introducing ourselves to the Tokyo crew, plugging our machinery and testing sound, tsuji-techno members went out to drink, to celebrate the different ways of thinking the two factions have about music, and how this would probably make the event much more complete and balanced than any regular show we can have in Tokyo or Fukuoka. Back to the the report, our cheaper drinkers fell on the (empty) dancefloor until the event started, when it was one of them (kuraku) who had to play.

kuraku of course marked Tokyo as his territory, chipping with energy and violence, shouting with echo and reverb, and climbing up the desks with either his feet or his hands.

xinon, from 8bitpeoples, pleased us with his crazy game boy dj skillz.

quarta330 oiled the audience’s ears for us, with his chippy dub.

We pepino did 5 songs, 4 of them original (only one cover), in the most rocking and rolling live we’ve ever done. We did far less mistakes as usually, thanks to the great mood to which our friends from Spain and Tokyo added much love. We had a terrific time, seriously.

coova showed us what nanoloop is worth in her hands.

portalenz (maru and USK), treated us with their best show up to date, with USK himself almost recovered from his usual pre-show intoxication. All tracks were memorable, and the floor was literally on fire. maru used his popular circuit-bent toys, and USK played synth with a pc keyboard connected to a Game Boy. I guess many of the moments we felt best that night were during portalenz’s show.

saitone, a chiptune veteran who even has composed trackss for Konami’s Pop’n Music 13, gave us a lesson about Tokyo’s chiptunes, ending with a quite danceable tune.

We were greeting people and swapping demo-cds for a while before packing our stuff and going to the following event. Where did we go? I’ll tell you next time. For now, here is the podcast for all shows tsuji-techno members did that night. OK, I forgot to record our first track, but kuraku and portalenz are quite complete.

Subscribe to the tsuji-techno podcast with iTunesLast but not least, I want to say a big THANK YOU to the Lo-bit Playground crew, for bringing us the chance to play with them in a new place for us.