ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ - LUCIFERという名のお人形
LUCIFERという名のお人形 is an album by the legendary nagoya based ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ. i can't imagine ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ ever had too much success; the first incarnation of this band, GILLE' LOVES, apparently had a hell of a time getting anything recorded. in fact, allegedly their music doesn't sound so messy on purpose; apparently they couldn't get studio time. which is upsetting, considering ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ managed to put out such a masterpiece. i honestly consider this to be one of the most important albums in the goth rock genre. and it is very goth, by the way. they even do a cover of "the Passion of Lovers" by The Bauhaus. heh.
concerning the music, it's much cleaner than GILLE' LOVES music. GILLE' LOVES' albums sound very murky and incredibly bleak. this, on the other hand, is much closer to G-Schmitt (without the heavy pop influence). it is still very intense, though. the drums are crushed, and the guitars are high, while LUCI’FER LUSCIOUS Violenoue (what a name) sings along in her deep, droning voice. it's every thing i love about early japanese goth and post-punk.
side note: i feel like this may have played a heavy influence on bands in the visual kei scene, considering the spoken word bit on the third track. plenty of early visual kei bands did this sort of thing.
download this ASAP.
2. 悪魔の恋 -DIZZINESS OF LUCIFER-
3. 毛皮のヴィーナス -Venus in Furs-
7. HOLY NIGHT
8. 白昼夢 -Day Dream-
ps. if you use last.fm then make sure you tag this as ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ, and not "fiction". some asshole british "indie pop" group has taken over the last.fm page for the artist "fiction" . . . quite literally: users can no longer vote on which picture they want to be "fiction"'s top picture. completely ridiculous, of course, considering these guys are brand new, and ｆｉｃｔｉｏｎ are from the 80s.