|.||with Hiroshi Aoki from Japanese Progressive Rock Band, BLAZING BRONZE|
Sergio Motta, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Motta - As far as I can understand Blazing Bronze has been existing
for over two
Hiroshi Aoki: Yes, Blazing Bronze is doing an equal to or more than 2 years activity. We are the time when the middle of 1998 was formed.Although most of Blazing Bronze’s musical direction is progressive rock music, it’s also
possible otherwise to note your band’s musicality has an evident propensity to reach the
gothic and contemporary style. Did you have already in your mind the idea of joining
such tendencies from the start , or was it just flowing out in the course of time?
Hiroshi Aoki: Your question is a very good question, I think. Blazing Bronze described Progressive-Rock a short while ago when doing a musical activity to mainly. As it knows, Progressive-Rock is the musical form by which the Rock music and all the fields are combined. Then, we music activity team listened to all the music. Finally, Progressive Rock is the meaning, which becomes our reaching point but as for the members, the music of the field to be good at, too, is the meaning to be playing in the introduction. I do much of the composition, but when I hand the members music and they play, we respect each other feelings’ and we start recording. To be called the practice, Blazing Bronze practices respectively. Jointly, we don't practice too much. We are the technique to adjust member all member's playing by the recording of the last by playing. In other words, the one which is intended from the beginning (composition step) calls the answer of the question 50% by the last recording performance at 50%.You have issued two fine albums, ‘’Dominion of the East’’ and ‘’Death Collection’’ but
they are musically quite unlike each other. Do you attribute this unlikeness to such a
Hiroshi Aoki: As for this question of yours, well, we are done. The CD album creating by Blazing Bronze does the concept which is in the source. I do the person election of the CD album creating, but the best personnel in from the concept in case of the creating by me and CD album is created. "Dominion of the East" is the one by which Blazing Bronze gathered by all the members and created it. Then, "Death Collection" examined the concept of the genius artist in Blazing Bronze and the creating member in by me. In other words, with the CD album concept, it is possible for us to change a musical form. Because this played Progressive Rock, in case of being made, I think.To my thinking, your 2nd album ‘’Death Collection’’ fits quite well like a soundtrack for
a movie, or something of the kind. Did you also have such a view on creating this work?
Hiroshi Aoki: As you say, "Death Collection" is doing the play which is in CD. This CD itself becomes the picture of "the sound". Permitted to think that it does a sound track as you say. This CD album is quite special. Very regrettably, the understanding seems to be difficult because we are the play which is developed by Japanese, but we incorporate contents into the weirdness, the illusion and the bizarre one abundantly and an effect (drama part) and music are alternately developed.You have told me that most of the members of Blazing Bronze are highly enthusiastic for
progressive rock music performed in the 70’s. Do you think it’s possible for you
sometime to bring forth a project based upon the sonority of that decade?
Hiroshi Aoki: Yes, we think it’s possible. In case of being person for whom the people who listened to Progressive-Rock of 70's real-time then and the present people who listen to Progressive-Rock of 70's now even if it is young are very enthusiastic in the music and then they love music very much, I think. Then, I think that they are severe critic, too.Concerning the 2nd album again, it’s surprising to hear that it has only come into the
Japanese market. Does it stand a chance of being marketed outside of your country
Hiroshi Aoki: The enthusiastic will often listen to "Death Collection" in Japan, too. Because the CD album itself has a strange atmosphere and the contents are more extraordinary. Then, the way of selling this CD, too, is amusing. It is sold at the enthusiast shop. Being an own expense publishing specialty store and placed in the doubtful secondhand bookstore. It is sold at the major CD shop. However, "Death Collection" is limited to 500cds sale. Europe is popular with the amusing thing. As for the evil of the word, will convey to do the apocryphal which is by that strange atmosphere. At present, there is no stock approximately.On casting an eye over your biography, I could clearly see the 3rd album of Blazing
Bronze whose title is until then ‘’Unscientific’’ is already in progress. By the way, on what
phase of production does it stand now?
Hiroshi Aoki: "Unscientific" is the correction step of the design at present, but the mastering has ended already and the completion is imminent. This album is the contents which are different from two CD albums to the end completely. There are Progressive Rock contents but we do experimental Dark sound. This will be able to call it as CD of atmosphere which describes the dark near future with Klaus Schulze becoming Rock. We do the CD with the experimental technique of Blazing Bronze.Still concerning the ‘’Unscientific’’, I could notice likewise an alteration on the current
line-up of your band. Besides the new members’ coming, will there be something else
to be inset in the forthcoming album?
Hiroshi Aoki: "Unscientific" is composed by the members that Blazing Bronze was chosen. The place where the digital engineer of Blazing Bronze is composing by taking the lead is a point. Think that it does the part of the act to be trying on all parts of Progressive Rock when for us to let it invade. We were created at the limited member. I sometimes inform here. Blazing Bronze was stored in the creating step of the following CD album at the full member. I can’t exhibit contents too much yet but intend to make a beautiful sound and Progressive Rock fuse with the large-scale organization. I think that there are many guests. We become symphonic.Just to close our interview. How have you seen the current progressive rock scene over
there in Japan? Have you been feeling optimistic toward it?
Hiroshi Aoki: The Progressive Rock activity in Japan is popular.
Electric Guitar, Elctric Sitar, Guitar Synth, keyboards, synth-program,
Blazing Bronze (hereinafter, are BB) was to do the musical aggregate being which was formad in 1998. They create one which the art which is which isn´t inluencied by the times and the popularity, making that Hirochi Aoki leaves the musical work of center and the becoming ability principle a main point. There was a case of the music creating or a field which isn´t in the skein and it was a sound engineer and to do designer being but the root of recruiting BB was completed in late 1998 by the ability principle about the human being in this area, too.
At this point, BB was not merely musical band and changed into the creation aggregate. As for the musical ness of BB, Progressive Rock is main constituent. The 1st album compositions begins from first in 1999 and the composition completes eithin about one month. There are member itself, a place of to be masked. 1st was stored in the recording in the middle of 1999 but to improve a timbre, in the second half of 2000, it re-recording again to the end of March 2001. There is firm care in member all the members, the timbre. Progressive Rock is the basics of whole CD but becomes a Gothic, Symphonic, Folk music and Contemporary music and there is various muck life and it is mystic and heavy sound.
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