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An Cafe (Antic Cafe) アンティック-珈琲店

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An Cafe (Antic Cafe) アンティック-珈琲店

Mesaj  Phoenix la data de Mar Iun 22, 2010 4:20 pm

An Cafe (or Antic Cafe) (アンティック-珈琲店- Antikku kafe) is a Japanese rock band formed in 2003 and signed to the independent label Loop Ash. They have been described as an oshare kei band, a subset of visual kei; however, they refer themselves to Visual Kei. As of their formation, the group has released four full-length albums and two EPs. On September 1, 2009, the band announced that after their live on January 4, 2010, at the Nippon Budokan, they will be suspending activities.

History

An Cafe was formed in May 2003 by vocalist Miku, guitarist Bou and bassist Kanon. Miku's former band, Revirii, had disbanded two months earlier in April, and even though the band did not have a drummer at this point, they started to perform at several events. They were later joined by Teruki after he left his former band, Feathers-Blue.

In 2004, after their PMC failed to gain a strong foothold, An Cafe released their first demos and signed a record deal with Loop Ash. Their first release, "Candyholic", was released in March and reached the second spot on the Oricon indies single chart. The band continued touring and releasing, including their first album, Shikisai Moment, in 2005. The band released even more singles in 2006 until their second studio album, Magnya Carta (a play on "Magna Carta").

In 2007, the band announced their first overseas appearance at Project A-Kon. The announcement of this was followed shortly by the departure of guitarist Bou. The last performance with Bou was on April 30, 2007, and was featured in a DVD titled Hibiya On ☆The☆ 0 New Sekai. After Bou left the band, two new members were announced: Takuya was to replace Bou as the guitarist and Yu-ki was to join An Cafe as a keyboardist. The first single with their new lineup was announced as "Kakusei Heroism" followed by "Ryūsei Rocket". At the end of 2007, An Cafe announced their first overseas tour, taking place in Europe in 2008.

In the opening weeks of 2008, An Cafe announced their upcoming single, "Cherry Saku Yuki!!", in February, as well as their next studio album, Gokutama Rock Cafe, which was released on April 9, 2008.

An Cafe's first EP, Harajuku Dance Rock, was released by the LA based Maru Music on March 13, 2009. This special release was made exclusively for overseas fans in North America and Europe.

BB Parallel World, An Cafe's fourth studio album, was released in Japan on September 9, 2009; and in Europe on October 2, 2009.[dated info] It contains title track singles "Aroma", "Summer Dive" and "Natsu Koi ★ Natsu GAME", and eight other songs.

In 2010, An Cafe announced that they will be taking a break from activities. It is unknown as to how long they will be on hiatus, but they have not stated they will be disbanding. The message, issued on their official homepage, claims that "after the Budokan show, each member will concentrate on their own activity to be prepared for the band to restart in the future." The aforementioned Nippon Budokan show took place on January 4, 2010.

Equipment

Yu-ki (keyboards) uses a Korg X50 and a Yamaha MO6 in a firm Ultimate AX48B rack. His speaker is a Roland Jazz-Chorus 120 and he has a Mackie 1202-VLZ PRO mixing panel as well. A lot of functions are used, for instance the excessive use of pitch bend in Respect Mommy on the Yamaha MO6 and the use of his arpeggiator (on the Yamaha MO6 as well) in Cherry Saku Yuki!!.

Takuya (guitar) uses a White-brown Fender, a Paul Reed Smith, a G&L Telecaster, a Dean and some stompboxes, including the Boss Super Chorus and MXR/Phase 90.

Kanon (bass) uses two kinds of Fender Jazz Bass'es, a EBS/Multi Comp and a Basson speaker.

Teruki (drums) has the following setup: one Splash Cymbal (Paiste 10"), two Crash Cymbals (Paiste 16" and 18") Cymbals, one China Cymbal (Paiste 18"), one Ride Cymbal (Zild jan 20"), one Hi-Hat (Zild jan 14"), one Hi-Hat stand (Pearl), a Bass Drum (Pearl 22" x 16"), a Snare (Pearl 14" x 5,5"), one Mid Tom (Pearl 12" x 8"), one Floor Tom (Pearl 16" x 16"), two Pedals (Pearl) and Behringer amplification

Endorsements

An Cafe has been a long time supporter and endorser of popular Japanese fashion label Sex Pot Revenge, and they are frequently seen wearing clothing from that label. They have appeared on the cover of Sex Pot Revenge free company magazine, V!nyl Syndicate.

In 2008, An Cafe vocalist Miku hosted Volume 2 of Visual Kei DVD Magazine alongside the magazine's mascot, Biju

International recognition

An Cafe has gained great success in Japan. It has also gained moderate success in Europe, mainland Asia (Korea, China), Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Canada and the United States.

In 2008, the band visited Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, Spain, the US and Korea on their first overseas tour, 「Live Cafe-Tour '08 - Nyappy Go Around World」. They played a total of twelve concerts in the eight countries.
As of November 2008, An Cafe confirmed an overseas tour, 「LIVE CAFE TOUR'09 NYAPPY GO AROUND THE WORLD Ⅱ -Harajuku Dance Rock Night-」 which encompassed twelve countries: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and the USA. This tour took place over March and April, playing a total of 17 dates.

Discography
Albums
Shikisai Moment (色彩モーメント, November 9, 2005)
Magnya Carta (マグニャカルタ, November 29, 2006)
Gokutama Rock Cafe (極魂ROCK CAFE, April 9, 2008)
BB Parallel World (September 9, 2009)
AN CAFE BEST ALBUM (アンティック-珈琲店-, December 9, 2009)
EPs
Amedama Rock (飴玉ロック, February 23, 2005)
Ko Akuma Usagi no Koibumi to Machine Gun EP (小悪魔USAGIの恋文とマシンガンe.p., October 29, 2008)
Harajuku Dance Rock (March 13, 2009)
Singles
"Candyholic" (キャンデーホリック, March 24, 2004)
"√69" (June 6, 2004)
"Komou Cosmos" (孤妄, November 24, 2004)
"Karakuri Hitei" (カラクリ否定, March 30, 2005)
"Tekesuta Kousen" (テケスタ光線, July 20, 2005)
"Escapism" (エスカピズム, August 24, 2005)
"Merrymaking" (メリメイキング, September 21, 2005)
"10’s Collection March" (10's コレクション マァチ, March 1, 2006)
"Bonds ~Kizuna~" (BondS ~絆~, May 17, 2006)
"Smile Ichiban Ii Onna" (スマイル一番 イイ♀, September 20, 2006)
"Snow Scene" (スノーシ一ン, October 18, 2006)
"Kakusei Heroism ~The Hero Without a "Name"~" (覚醒ヒロイズム~THE HERO WITHOUT A "NAME"~, August 22, 2007)
"Ryūsei Rocket" (流星ロケット, November 7, 2007)
"Cherry Saku Yuki!!" (Cherry咲く勇気!!, February 27, 2008)
"Summer Dive" (August 30, 2008, live distribution only)
"Aroma" (March 11, 2009)
"Natsu Koi ★ Natsu GAME" (夏恋★夏GAME, August 12, 2009)
DVDs
"Like an cafe" (ライカ・カフェ, October 10, 2004)
"20051203 Shikisai A On" (20051203色彩亜音, December 3, 2005)
"Yagai de nyappy" (野外でニャッピー, December 17, 2006)
"Hibiya on ★the★ o New World" (HIBIYA ON★ザ★御NEW世界, July 2, 2007)
"Nyappy Go Around Fever" (April 25, 2008)
"AnCafesta '08 Summer Dive" (December 24, 2008)
"Live Cafe - Tour '08 Nyappy Go Around the World" (March 11, 2009)
"Finale of Nyappy - Kawayusu Rock de Go Gogo!!" (November 4, 2009)
[edit]
References
^ An Cafe Goes to A-KON 06.16.2007 by Cynthia, retrieved Jun 26, 2008
^ ""An Cafe's Upcoming Album"". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
^ An Cafe - Harajuku Dance Rock 05.20.2009 by Ruka, retrieved April 24 2010
^ "An Cafe suspends activities". Retrieved 2009-08-31.
^ Teichi, Naoko; Shimizu, Motoko (April 2008). "Gokutama Rock Cafe (極魂ROCK CAFE)". PATi・PATi (パチ パチ): pp. 10–24.
^ "Live Report (LIVE情報)". 2008-11. Retrieved 2009-03-10.

Members
Miku (みく?) – Vocals (2003-2010)


Takuya (タクヤ?) – Guitar (2007-2010)


Kanon (カノン?) – Bass (2003-2010)


Yu-ki (ゆうき Yūki?) – Keyboard (2007-2010)


Teruki (輝喜?) – Drums (2003-2010)



Former Members
Bou (坊?) - Guitar (2003–2007)


(nu sunt autoarea acestor informatii, sursa de unde am luat este wikipedia)
Daca m-ai aveti informatii sau poze despre/cu An Cafe sa le postati. ^^

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