階段ライト (kaidan light) were an all-female visual kei band, first formed in 2000. In 2008, bassist Asuka and drummer Yanai departed from the band, leaving vocalist Ayapi to pursue a solo career while keeping the band's name.
2000-2003: First stageEdit
Kaidan Light was first formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Aya, who was then just 15 years old. Bassist Asuka and drummer Yanai would join her a year later in December 2001, thus completing the band's formation and the start of live activities. They released their first demo-tape, プルテウス幼生xp(ぺけぽん), limited to only 44 copies, followed by another limited demo, 空を失う期待感, two years later on February 17. A limited demo single, 宮益坂の憂鬱, would then be released later in September with only 80 copies, and then another demo single, ふぁみれど〜バナナフィッシュ〜, would follow later towards the new year. The band was mildly popular in its time, as they released their first album, 企画倒れの遊園地, on March 21, 2002, and later sold-out their sponsored event, "CRESCENDO", on October 30, 2002. Ultimately, Kaidan Light would then hold their last live at Ikebukuro Chop and disband after the release of their second album, セルリアンタワー破壊衝動. Aya would move on to become the guitarist of レヴェリー, a band led by An Cafe vocalist Miku, and later play in ドゥードゥースクラッチぁゃぴ with fellow bandmate Asuka.
2006-2008: Second stageEdit
In the fall of 2005, Kaidan Light were back together and were already recording new material. At the start of 2006, Kaidan Light held their revival live at Meguro Rokumeikan. They would then re-record their two albums - renaming them 企画倒れの遊園地リニューアルオープン and セルリアンタワー修復作業 respectively - and re-release them on March 29, 2006.
- あや (aya)→ぁゃぴ (ayapi) - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard (2000-2008?)
→ 階段ライト → レヴェリー → ドゥードゥースクラッチぁゃぴ → 階段ライト → 3人目の彼女
- アスカ (asuka) - Bass (2001-2008)
→ 階段ライト → ドゥードゥースクラッチぁゃぴ (support) → 階段ライト →
- ヤナイ (yanai) - Drums (2001-2008)
→ 階段ライト → isadora → 階段ライト →
- 2006.10.04 凄い勢い
- 2006.11.01 高いところ
- 2006.12.06 おから
- 2007.12.16 信号機の中に一人
- 2002.09.22 「宮益坂の憂鬱」(limited to 80 copies)
- 2002.12.29 「ふぁみれど〜バナナフィッシュ〜」
- 2001.12.23 「プルテウス幼生xp(ぺけぽん)」 (limited to 44 copies)
- 2002.02.17 「空を失う期待感」 (limited to 55 copies)
- 2003.01.06 V.A.「My Generation Hot Disk Vol.1」