Again I had been invited by my friend Nekoi-san of Psydoll to see them live and shoot pictures of their performance. Surprisingly, like the last time they were performing at Urga in Shinjuku. The event was called “Machine Magic” (機械魔術) and besides the headlining Psydoll the bands Sredni Vashtar and Shingguapoura were scheduled.
Shingguapoura was just the singer Schizkkha (世都熾壟) singing to recorded gothic rock music. She used a scary plastic doll with bloody entrails as a puppet between her songs and gave a beautiful performance with singing and dancing.
Schizkkha of Shingguapoura was dressed in black latex clothing.
Singer Schizkkha of Shingguapoura during her performance.
Schizkkha of Shingguapoura playing with a rubber doll with trailing entrails.
Gothic singer Schizkkha of Shingguapoura live at Urga.
Shingguapoura's Schizkkha holding her hand-made rubber doll.
Schizkkha's rubber doll was hanging from a chain during her performance.
The next band was called Sredni Vashtar (スレドニ・ヴァシュター). They are a Japanese duo making powerful synthie/electro music with female lyrics. The performance of singer Haruki (華季) and musician Laddie M (螺泥M) was quite popular among the crowd and fun to watch.
The beginning of Sredni Vashtar's live gig at Urga.
Singer Haruki (ハルキ) of Sredni Vashtar with programmer Laddie M at the synthesizer.
Laddie M (螺泥M) of Sredni Vashtar was dancing most of the time when he was not working with his computer.
A close-up shot of Sredni Vashtar's singer Haruki (華季).
Haruki of Sredni Vashtar during their performance in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Another portrait of Haruki singing.
The final music group for the evening was the cyber gothic rock band Psydoll. As always, Nekoi, Ucchi and Uenoyama/Loveless delivered a tight performance, only hampered by the fact that Nekoi was still getting used to her new keyboard guitar (since her old one broke).
The Japanese cyberpunk band Psydoll performing at the Machine Magic event at Urga.
Guitarist Ucchi of Psydoll playing his instrument.
Singer Nekoi of Psydoll bathed in red light.
Psydoll's singer Nekoi wearing her signature cyberpunk fashion.
Nekoi of Psydoll singing.
Percussionist Uenoyama/Loveless of Psydoll with Nekoi in the back.
A wide angle view of the Japanese industrial band Psydoll performing.
Nekoi and Ucchi of Psydoll on stage.
A last picture of Nekoi of Psydoll performing live at Urga.