1 . Nice to meet you guys ! We ‘re happy we got the chance to interview you . Please introduce yourselves to us.
Rose Noire is a Goth Unit formed from Louie and Jill.Our music is based on classical music and we mixed up some other genre in it,for example Rock,Club music,Hip Hop like that.
2.It ‘s really been awhile since I ‘ve listened to some gothic industrial bands. When I first listened to your music I could say I felt mesemerized . That aristocratic air inspired by your outfists and that “ tint “ of classical added to the gothic industrial sound , left me speechless. Could you tell us more about you ?
I think we received education of classical music,when we were very very young.So it is not so-called Goth-Loli culture in Japan,it is traditional music education.And after that we had interest in other type of music.I think it is why our music is unique.
3 .You guys made your debut in 2009. The following years have been packed with live shows .Where is it you performed for the first time ? Which venue remained in your mind and what performance you vividly remember as we speak ?
The first place I cannot remember….The place that strongly remained in my mind is first USA concert.Because we have been abroad many ,many times, but not as Rose Noire.
4. I checked out a few of your MVs , among them also “ Alice “ . Do you always get inspiration from stories ? Why “ Alice in Wonderland “ and not another story?
No,I`m not inspired by story.In terms of “Alice” ,I composed the short riff of intro,and I made it longer.It is opposite,means the intro inspired me the story of Alice.
5.It is pointless to ask where you two met since both of you have attended Fine arts and Music at Tokyo National University. However , there ‘s something that intrigues me . Louie , from the information about your band I found out that you and Jill are “ band siblings “ . Are you also siblings by blood ?
Yes,we are siblings!
6.What does your musical concept consist in ? As music genres , I noticed you don’t limit yourselves on only one , but you do mix many genres of music . Is it the same when comes about your concept ?
This is a good question because it is a serious problem for me.I have intent it with many pieces , but if we adopt all of them,it will be not “Rose Noire”.So, we define our music as being based on “Classical Music”.
7.Coming back to “ Alice “ , Louie , how does sound “ Alice in Wonderland “ described through your lyrics ? How is the Alice from your story?
This is not based on Alice’s story .The concept is coming from a dream.We cannot conclude it is real or dream.We woke up from dream ,but we were still in someone’s dream.
8.In March 2011 , you released the charity track “ The Power To Revive “.Is it related to any charity event or act you took part to ?
Not a decent charity ,but we thought our music may cheer someone up.
9.In 2007 you became the winners of the SONY – ZOOM DEMO tape competition . With what song did you present yourselves at that contest ?
The song ‘s name is “awareness”.
10.“ QUO VADIS “ is the most recent album you released . What ‘s the theme of the album ?
QUO VADIS is a re-arranged album,an acoustic style of our past tracks.
11. “ Dual Evil “ it is an amazing song . It is the one instrumental piece you have released so far ?
No,we released “Synapse” in the album “Sanctuary”.
12.Please explain to us the meaning of the following fragment from “ Narcism “ :
“ It is over , cannot be back / In a blue clock I have /Stopped working after you had gone /Where are you?/ I was looking for you /Listen to my music /Feel it in the wind “ . What is it you wanted to transmit to the listeners ? Did you have a particular thought in mind when you composed this melody ?
I composed for Narcism only the melody and tracks at first,after that I wrote the lyrics.It expresses my memories of lost important things.
13. Somehow your vocal range seems to be higher as intensity in comparison with the vocal range of another artists . How do you maintain flexible your voice ?
No,I’m still trying to develop. And I want to show you a more great voice in the near future!
14.How would you describe the world of Rose Noire to the classical music lovers that didn’t meet with a gothic industrial music style mixed with classical ?
It is difficult because we went out from classical music.If I’m forced to say it , then I ‘ll say”Classical music can fit to a modern world like this!”
15.In the end , what would you like to transmit to our readers ?
Thank you for interest in Rose Noire!We hope we can meet directly!!
*Our thanks goes to Rose Noire for giving us a part of their time to discuss with us and for their kindness *