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Music: Lucifer Luscious Violenoue

Luci'fer Luscious Violenoue is one of the very few female (yes, that's a female) artists of the Visual Kei movement in the late 80s and early 90s. As an androgynous Japanese vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, photographer, video director, writer, jewelry designer, and model, it wouldn't hurt to have some diversity in a musical movement that has been Always Male, right?. And she happened to be one of the most well-known amongst obscure female VK acts, which is kind of a pity.

From 1986 to 1998 she led Visual Gothic rock band, GILLE'LOVES. Renamed to "fiction" in 1997. She has however started releasing her own solo works in 1994, which was before they disbanded. Though afterwards, she has been drifting to her own waters while not losing some influences with her old band's music and it's still somewhat visible in her songs.

She has cited her musical influences as David Bowie, The Cure, and Bauhaus. fiction contributed cover track "In The Flat Field" to the internationally released compilation album Satori: A Tribute to Bauhaus.

During her years, she's probably been best recognized for her naturally androgynous appearance. While most Visual Kei artists try to look like women, she tries to look like a man. Also, she tends to use male pronouns and play male roles in her monologues. Also a known trait is her style in music. Though simplistic, it is still rather elegant and has an "easy to listen" feel in it. Her vocals are not limited to singing and have released tracks in spoken word. Some sounding like a Sprechgesang (speech-song) as they can sometimes have spoken lyrics inserted along the way.

Then there's her anonymity—As of now, nobody knows her real name, rumors aside. Her age as well (born July 7, 19XX).

In 2006, she disappeared from the music scene and closed her official fan club, though noting in the final issue that she may "be seen again". Since that time, she has worked in Tokyo as a fortune teller in group La Miste Yasuragi under the name Nana Tarot-sensei. It is rumored that "Nana" may be her real given name—though unconfirmed, it is a popular name for girls born on July 7, as one of the name's possible meanings is "seven".

Then in 2011, she seems to have made a comeback: under her YouTube account, she posted one song that is supposed to be one of the tracks in her upcoming album called Iyashi no Tsuki, to be released in November. Unfortunately, to the disappointment of some fans, this was a fraud and the tracks were plagiarized from another obscure VK band, DIE RAUM KUNST.

As for the real Lucifer, it is unknown whether she'll decide to come back into the music scene or not.
Selected Discography:

Albums

With GILLE'LOVES/fiction
  • [1993.10.30] Barairo no kyuuketsuki
  • [1995.02.14] My Bloody Valentine -RARE:TRACKS- (compilation album)
  • [1997.03.24] Lucifer to iu na no oningyou (as fiction)
Solo
  • [1994.12.20] Yameru bara, arui wa iyasani kizuguchi
  • [1997.07.24] Kusari ni tsunagareta tenshi
  • [2000.09.30] Do you Remember the Rosegarden of Haunted Realm? -Yuureikan no Bara Niwa wo Oboeteru?-
  • [2002.05.23] Hana no tetsugaku, tsuki no bigaku
  • [2002.05.23] Moshuu wo Houmuri Saru Tame no Requiem Files - WORLD e'ND COMPILATION

VHS

With GILLE'LOVES/fiction
  • [1993.10.30] Shinku no Decadence -DECADENCE OF ROSE-
  • [1996.10.XX] Kyuuketsuki Gekijou -THEATRE OF VAMPIRE-
  • [1997.03.24] Akuma no Koi -DIZZINESS OF LUCIFER-
Solo
  • [1997.07.24] LILLIE MARLENE
  • [2000.03.09] Violenoue no Hanzai

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alternative title(s): Lucifer Luscious Violenoue
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