History Music / VioletUK

28th Dec '15 5:00:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK has produced music for, among others, the movies ''Film/{{Catacombs}}'' ("Blue Butterfly,"), ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' ("VUK-R"), ''{{Goemon}}'' ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live). Technically (though it can also be considered under Yoshiki's solo classical project), the 2014 song ''Hero'' for ''Anime/SaintSeiya: Legend of Sanctuary'' also is a VioletUK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.

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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK Violet UK has produced music for, among others, the movies ''Film/{{Catacombs}}'' ("Blue Butterfly,"), ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' ("VUK-R"), ''{{Goemon}}'' ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live). Technically (though it can also be considered under Yoshiki's solo classical project), the 2014 song ''Hero'' for ''Anime/SaintSeiya: Legend of Sanctuary'' also is a VioletUK Violet UK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.



* {{Horror}}: Most of the US work VioletUK has done is horror or SplatterPunk, such as ''Catacombs'' and ''Repo!''.

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* {{Horror}}: Most of the US work VioletUK Violet UK has done is horror or SplatterPunk, such as ''Catacombs'' and ''Repo!''.
27th Nov '14 8:31:01 PM erforce
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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK has produced music for, among others, the movies "{{Catacombs}}" ("Blue Butterfly,"), RepoTheGeneticOpera ("VUK-R"), {{Goemon}} ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live). Technically (though it can also be considered under Yoshiki's solo classical project), the 2014 song ''Hero'' for ''Anime/SaintSeiya: Legend of Sanctuary'' also is a VioletUK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.

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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK has produced music for, among others, the movies "{{Catacombs}}" ''Film/{{Catacombs}}'' ("Blue Butterfly,"), RepoTheGeneticOpera ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' ("VUK-R"), {{Goemon}} ''{{Goemon}}'' ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live). Technically (though it can also be considered under Yoshiki's solo classical project), the 2014 song ''Hero'' for ''Anime/SaintSeiya: Legend of Sanctuary'' also is a VioletUK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.




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27th Nov '14 2:23:27 PM MagBas
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* ButNotTooForeign: Played straight and defied at the same time. Violet UK has had only one Japanese vocalist (two if you count Toshi's covering two songs), and it seems a prerequisite for vocalists to be female, thin, modelesque, European, and preferably blonde (though [[Music/PussycatDolls Nicole Scherzinger]] was an exception for European and blonde) almost to the degree of UnfortunateImplications. Therefore the trope is played straight for Hollywood, but defied for Japan.

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* ButNotTooForeign: Played straight and defied at the same time. Violet UK has had only one Japanese vocalist (two if you count Toshi's covering two songs), and it seems a prerequisite for vocalists to be female, thin, modelesque, European, and preferably blonde (though [[Music/PussycatDolls Nicole Scherzinger]] was an exception for European and blonde) almost to the degree of UnfortunateImplications.blonde). Therefore the trope is played straight for Hollywood, but defied for Japan.
28th Apr '14 5:48:38 AM RevolutionStone
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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK has produced music for, among others, the movies "{{Catacombs}}" ("Blue Butterfly,"), RepoTheGeneticOpera ("VUK-R"), {{Goemon}} ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live).

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Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 10 years of work. Arguably a CastingCouch, but has produced some very interesting solo music. VioletUK has produced music for, among others, the movies "{{Catacombs}}" ("Blue Butterfly,"), RepoTheGeneticOpera ("VUK-R"), {{Goemon}} ("Rosa"), a Japanese news station ("Blue Sky Heaven"), as well as a series of previous songs that were performed in a 2002 symphonic concert (one of which, "Unnamed Song," was CoveredUp by Music/XJapan vocalist Toshi in his 2010 farewell solo live).
live). Technically (though it can also be considered under Yoshiki's solo classical project), the 2014 song ''Hero'' for ''Anime/SaintSeiya: Legend of Sanctuary'' also is a VioletUK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.


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* SelfHarm: The lyrics of ''Hero'' reference SelfHarm, [[UsefulNotes/{{Suicide}} suicidal feelings]], and the struggle to overcome both.
16th Mar '14 3:57:22 AM RevolutionStone
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* ContractualPurity: ''Averted'' and PlayedStraight at the same time. Yoshiki is one of the few people in the Japanese music scene that can do almost whatever he wants either artistically or in his personal life and get away with it, if not cheered on for it, which ''should'' give him ultimate creative freedom for Violet UK. However, the bread and butter of current Violet UK work seems to be for commercials and films, both of which have at least some limits (e.g. more instrumentals, no BDSM) ''and'' which force him to maintain a better reputation (and to overcome the reputation of being a procrastinating perfectionist that will happily run a project way over time and over budget to get it right.)



* '''DevelopmentHell''': Violet UK has existed in some form since ''2000'' but in a case of a LongRunner that produces very little output, has only had a few songs (most of which were made for films or commercials or the like) and appearances at Music/XJapan concerts as mostly a fashion show set to some background electronic/instrumental music, and while an album has been promised since 2007 or so, it never comes into existence. Most of this is due to Yoshiki's perfectionism as an artist.



* TrollingCreator: Some people suspect Yoshiki and the entire project to be this due to its never seeming to get out of DevelopmentHell.

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* TrollingCreator: Some people suspect Yoshiki and the entire project to be this due to its never seeming to get out of DevelopmentHell.
20th Aug '13 10:10:46 AM RevolutionStone
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* PromotionalVideo: Only ''one'' actual one exists - ''Confusion/White Poem II.'' There is a video for ''Sex and Religion'' that is ''allegedly'' fanmade but has some very high production value and has archival footage from Yoshiki's collection that hadn't widely circulated the internet outside it - leading to some [[EpilepticTrees speculation]] that the video was either made by Yoshiki himself/his in-house video staff and given to a staffer posing as a fan to post/the account posting it was his SockPuppet, or that the fan was a high-level ''kankeisha'' who was either given the footage or the video.

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* PromotionalVideo: PerformanceVideo: Only ''one'' actual one exists - ''Confusion/White Poem II.'' II,'' and it's more of a video full of film clips than performance. There is a video for ''Sex and Religion'' that is ''allegedly'' fanmade but has some very high production value and has archival footage from Yoshiki's collection that hadn't widely circulated the internet outside it - leading to some [[EpilepticTrees speculation]] that the video was either made by Yoshiki himself/his in-house video staff and given to a staffer posing as a fan to post/the account posting it was his SockPuppet, or that the fan was a high-level ''kankeisha'' who was either given the footage or the video.
20th Aug '13 10:09:22 AM RevolutionStone
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** One also appears in the fanmade PV for ''Sex and Religion'' - part of the composite footage the editor used was from a TV documentary on Yoshiki featuring him driving a white Lamborghini.

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** One also appears in the allegedly fanmade PV for ''Sex and Religion'' - part of the composite footage the editor used was from a TV documentary on Yoshiki featuring him driving a white Lamborghini.


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* '''DevelopmentHell''': Violet UK has existed in some form since ''2000'' but in a case of a LongRunner that produces very little output, has only had a few songs (most of which were made for films or commercials or the like) and appearances at Music/XJapan concerts as mostly a fashion show set to some background electronic/instrumental music, and while an album has been promised since 2007 or so, it never comes into existence. Most of this is due to Yoshiki's perfectionism as an artist.


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* TheImmodestOrgasm: In the full version of ''Blind Dance,'' someone's having this complete with a ClusterFBomb. Yoshiki's moaning/panting during the drum solo in ''Sex And Religion'' might also qualify.


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* PromotionalVideo: Only ''one'' actual one exists - ''Confusion/White Poem II.'' There is a video for ''Sex and Religion'' that is ''allegedly'' fanmade but has some very high production value and has archival footage from Yoshiki's collection that hadn't widely circulated the internet outside it - leading to some [[EpilepticTrees speculation]] that the video was either made by Yoshiki himself/his in-house video staff and given to a staffer posing as a fan to post/the account posting it was his SockPuppet, or that the fan was a high-level ''kankeisha'' who was either given the footage or the video.


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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: ''I'll Be Your Love'' could be either this or a lesser version, the singer trying to convince the listener there is hope in life...
* TrollingCreator: Some people suspect Yoshiki and the entire project to be this due to its never seeming to get out of DevelopmentHell.
19th Aug '13 4:13:08 AM RevolutionStone
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* ButNotTooForeign: Played straight and defied at the same time. Violet UK has had only one Japanese vocalist (two if you count Toshi's covering two songs), and it seems a prerequisite for vocalists to be female, thin, modelesque, European, and preferably blonde (though [[Music/PussycatDolls Nicole Scherzinger]] was an exception for European and blonde) almost to the degree of UnfortunateImplications. Therefore the trope is played straight for Hollywood, but defied for Japan.


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* GutPunch: ''Amethyst'''s lyrics. The instrumental version just sounds like a pretty instrumental semi-classical piece. The lyrics are pure, raw GriefSong over a lover lost to death.
** In the commercial/radio edit of ''Blind Dance,'' "the ''nuclear facilities.''" The hint that the piece is ApocalypticLog ''and'' far HarsherInHindsight post a certain event in 2011.


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* ImprobablyFemaleCast: In regard to VisualKei at least - aside from Yoshiki himself, Toshi covering a couple of songs, and Music/{{Sugizo}} guest starring on guitar once, Violet UK is mostly female members at least in stage performance.


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* OdeToIntoxication: ''Sex And Religion,'' possibly ''VUK-R''
18th Aug '13 6:04:49 AM RevolutionStone
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* GriefSong: ''Amethyst,'' ''Without You'' VUK version, ''7th/Unnamed Song''
16th Aug '13 6:20:22 AM RevolutionStone
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* EmergencyBroadcast: Fused with ApocalypticLog for the ambient sound commercial cut of ''Blind Dance.''
* EpicRocking: The full version of ''Blind Dance,'' ''especially'' once the drums come in. ''Sex and Religion,'' again for the drums. ''Blue Butterfly'' is almost there.


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* GoingCosmic: Happens during the full version of ''Blind Dance,'' and ''Sex and Religion'' tries for it with its lyrical theme. ''Rosa'' is a more nuanced version not related to sex but to angst.
* GrayRainOfDepression: Referred to in the lyrics of ''I'll Be Your Love.''
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