Friday, February 24, 2012

Duel Jewel pre-Lapidary demos


Genre: Alt/Pop Rock
Released: 1999-2000
Region: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Self-Released?
Format: Cassette

月と戯れ tracklist
01. 月と戯れ

白 tracklist
01. SEPIA
02. Chaste Sin
03. 永遠に夢を重ねて
04. 絆~Pray To Gray~

黒 tracklist
01. Bloody Mazenda
02. 暗幕
03. Nauthiz and…?

沈黙 tracklist
01. 沈黙

Since it was made clear that you guys don't mind much if I post low bitrate stuff every now and then ... I figured I'd start with these old, rare Duel Jewel demo tapes. All but one of the tracks off these tapes made it onto either Lapidary or Noah, but in updated versions.

Fuzzy and amateurish demos are something I've always had a weakness for and when they're of songs I already know and love it's even more exciting. These songs sound just awesome as their full versions, the biggest difference being some lyrics in Anmaku, the overall recording quality, and the song "Bloody Mazenda", which DJ have all but abandoned ever since the kuro tape - a REAL shame. It's an awesome song.

If you dig Lapidary as much as I do and are really curious how those songs sounded in simpler, younger, and somehow even more mystical-sounding demo form, then check these out. If you never gave that album a listen, check these out anyways cause they're freakin' beautiful.

Snagged off WinMX forever and a day ago.

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