it's the best J-pop performance I've ever seen, and so do her going orchestral. Let's go Shiina Ringo!
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Just can't help it. / 東京事変
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I first stumbled upon a clip of this concert on Youtube and immediately fell in love with Shiina and Tokyo Jihen all over again. The musicality of this group is outstanding. Unlike so many bands with idol singers every member gets their chance to shine throughout the show. After many a failed attempt to introduce japanese music to my stuck up Music Major friends this DVD delivered and blew them away. The original song structure, Shiina's the gritty singing, and the huge range of emotions their music is capable of expressing puts them high on my list. The only negative thing I can say is that I agree with Clem in that they do tend to be rather stationary in their performances. Even so, the complexity of the music makes it hard to jump around on stage so I can forgive that.
Great concert of the greatest band in Japan. A must have for people looking for Japanese real original music (in comparison with the average sweet smelling j-pop) ! Shiina Ringo sure is one of the best artists in Japan.
This concert is awsome. Sheena is a very good musician and with her different styles on stage this isn't a concert at all. It's more than that. It completly seems as a PV or a theatre play.
I debated between 3 and 4 stars. The music is excellent and deserves a 4. But judging it as a concert video, this DVD falls short. Perhaps my expectations were too high after their nearly flawless Dynamite Out concert film (although, technically this DVD is from Tokyo Jihen, Phase 2 - two members have changed). First, there is almost no interaction among the band members. They simply stand in their designated spot and play their instruments. The result: even great, upbeat songs seem to lack energy and involvement. The fun is all but gone. Next, there are a lot of camera editing and visual FX added plus frequent cuts to recorded, music video-like segments in the middle of the live performance. While all of this is an interesting experiment and unique in an artistic way, it ultimately takes the viewer out of the live experience. I want to see a live performance that showcases the talent of the band, not the magic of post production. I want to experience the energy of being there. Still, the music is undeniably great. I would recommend this for fans of Tokyo Jihen and to those interested in the concert-music video hyrbid experiment.
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