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1Solo project by Music/YoshikiHayashi that has spanned over 20 years of work. 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 Violet UK song due to the project's sole remaining vocalist (Katie Fitzgerald) being the vocalist of record for it.----!!Provides Examples of:%%* {{Angst}}: It wouldn't *be* a Music/YoshikiHayashi project without it. Much of the angst is about lost love...%%* AnimalMotifs: ''Insect'' motifs, that is, for ''Blue Butterfly.''%%* ApocalypticLog: The radio edit/TV commercial ambient sound version of ''Blind Dance.'' The "the nuclear facilities" line also makes this HarsherInHindsight.%%* ArtisticStimulation: If the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll songs are from personal experience...%%* ATasteOfTheLash: Someone's getting this in the full version of ''Blind Dance.''%%* AuthorAppeal: The model vocalists and the BDSM themes.%%* BadassDriver: Yoshiki in the PV for ''Confusion'' (one of the lesser known songs) + ''White Poem II'''s Violet UK remix.* {{Bowdlerise}} : ''Blind Dance,'' which for its commercial version/radio edit was not only cut for time and style (the original runs 18 minutes long and is GothicMetal) but also for [[TheImmodestOrgasm orgasmic moans]], references to BDSM, and a ClusterFBomb.* BoundAndGagged: Not necessarily ''gagged,'' but the protagonist having the sex in ''Blind Dance'' is [[TitleDrop blindfolded]] and bound.%%* BrainsAndBondage: ''Blind Dance,'' and ''Blue and Blind'' are ''not'' your usual {{Obligatory Bondage Song}}s. They are far more subtle and nuanced than the usual take on this trope, and Blind Dance full version is comparable to ''Art of Life.''* BreakupSong: ''Amethyst'' is a BreakupSong + GriefSong (undesired breakup due to ''death'' and longing for the dead partner to return).* 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). Therefore the trope is played straight for Hollywood, but defied for Japan.%%* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: ''Blue Butterfly.''* ClusterFBomb: One can be found in the full version of ''Blind Dance'' (the 17 minute plus version). "Fucking, fucking, fucking..."* CoolCar: ** In the ''Confusion'' PV, Yoshiki is driving a black sports car with the marque obscured but it's likely a Porsche or Lamborghini.** 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.* CombatStilettos: In the ''Confusion'' PV, Yoshiki's bodyguards are all models. Wearing high heels.* CoverVersion: [[Music/ToshimitsuDeyama Toshi]] has covered ''Unnamed Song/7th,'' and ''I'll Be Your Love.''%%* DamageProofVehicle: The car in ''Confusion.''* {{Dominatrix}}: Heavily implied in some of the fashion, and again ''Blind Dance'' could be with one of these... or a lover.%%* DueToTheDead: ''Amethyst'' and ''Unnamed Song/7th'' are both GriefSong and this in their own way.%%* 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.%%* FashionShow: VUK's usual role in Music/XJapan concerts.%%* 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.''%%* GriefSong: ''Amethyst,'' ''Without You'' VUK version, ''7th/Unnamed Song''%%* 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.%%* {{Horror}}: Most of the US work Violet UK has done is horror or SplatterPunk, such as ''Catacombs'' and ''Repo!''.%%* 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.* 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.%%* IntercourseWithYou: The full version of ''Blind Dance.'' The radio edit is an ambient sound piece with some of the vocals left in, but it's more reliant on DoubleEntendre and implications. The full version is a GothicMetal IntercourseWithYou song.* LoveHurts: ''Amethyst.'' The entire song is a grieving lover for his beloved...%%* OdeToIntoxication: ''Sex And Religion,'' possibly ''VUK-R''%%* PowerPop: English and Japanese versions of ''I'll Be Your Love.''* PrecisionFStrike: "It's still fucking my mind!" in ''Sex and Religion.''* PerformanceVideo: Only ''one'' actual one exists - ''Confusion/White Poem 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.%%* ReligionRantSong: ''Sex And Religion.''* SelfHarm: The lyrics of ''Hero'' reference SelfHarm, [[UsefulNotes/{{Suicide}} suicidal feelings]], and the struggle to overcome both.%%* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: ''Blind Dance'' original, ''Sex and Religion,'' ''Blue and Blind,'' ''VUK-R.''* 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...----


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