Oct 222010
 



 
Again I visited the “Machine Magic” (機械魔術) concert series at Urga in Shinjuku. As Nekoi-san from Psydoll is one of the organizers, I was happy to help my friend by taking pictures at this event. The other bands invited were The Royal Dead and PsychoDream.

The first performer of the evening was the duo The Royal Dead. Originally called Phantasmagoria, they are one of the longest-lived Japanese dark electro/goth bands of Tokyo/Saitama and are currently recording their new album.

The Royal Dead's line-up at Urga: Aci and Shun.
The Royal Dead's line-up at Urga: Aci and Shun.
Singer Shun of The Royal Dead on stage.
Singer Shun of The Royal Dead on stage.
Violinist Aci is the main composer and programmer of The Royal Dead.
Violinist Aci is the main composer and programmer of The Royal Dead.


Shun of The Royal Dead singing and dancing.
Shun of The Royal Dead singing and dancing.
Aci and Shun performing together as The Royal Dead at  the Machine Magic event in October 2010.
Aci and Shun performing together as The Royal Dead at the Machine Magic event in October 2010.
The Royal Dead playing live in Shunjuku, Tokyo.
The Royal Dead playing live in Shunjuku, Tokyo.

 
After that came the industrial/dark wave combo PsychoDream. Their music is a mixture of ethereal and ambient electronica combined with strong goth and rock influences.

Vocalist Miya Zombie of PsychoDream singing while holding a fan.
Vocalist Miya Zombie of PsychoDream singing while holding a fan.
PsychoDream's guitarist and programmer Psycho Asada (サイコ浅田) singing.
PsychoDream's guitarist and programmer Psycho Asada (サイコ浅田) singing.
Singer Miya Zombie of PsychoDream was putting on quite a show with several costume changes.
Singer Miya Zombie of PsychoDream was putting on quite a show with several costume changes.
Female bass player Damien was supporting PsychoDeath at Urga.
Female bass player Damien was supporting PsychoDeath at Urga.
Japanese goth band PsychoDream on stage at the Machine Magic live event.
Japanese goth band PsychoDream on stage at the Machine Magic live event.
The final part of the performance was an instrumental track with Miya Zombie dancing in a white robe.
The final part of the performance was an instrumental track with Miya Zombie dancing in a white robe.

 

Headlining the Machine magic event was the cyber goth band Psydoll. The sound was very good this time and I enjoyed their performance very much.

Psydoll's percussionist Uenoyama/Loveless playing his Theremin intro.
Psydoll's percussionist Uenoyama/Loveless playing his Theremin intro.
Intense performance by singer Nekoi of Psydoll.
Intense performance by singer Nekoi of Psydoll.
Vocalist Nekoi Psydoll playing her keyboard guitar.
Vocalist Nekoi Psydoll playing her keyboard guitar.
Guitarist Ucchi in front of his Psydoll band mates Uenoyama/Loveless and Nekoi.
Guitarist Ucchi in front of his Psydoll band mates Uenoyama/Loveless and Nekoi.
Psydoll's Ucchi playing guitar at Urga.
Psydoll's Ucchi playing guitar at Urga.
A final shot of Nekoi with Uenoyama/Loveless in the background.
A final shot of Nekoi with Uenoyama/Loveless in the background.
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