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RIBBON was a short-lived band formed by former LAREINE bassist EMIRU on his own label STRAWBERRY HOUSE (later known as Maple Kiss).

RIBBON
RIBBON
RIBBONlogo
Spelling リボン
Status indies, disbanded
Origin Tokyo, Kantō
Years 2002.6 - 2003.2
Genres visual rock, gothic rock
Labels STRAWBERRY HOUSE
Related KANZAKI, LAREINE
Fanclub りぼん

Band history Edit

RIBBON announced their formation on June 2002 debuted with a series of secret concerts and the release of their first mini-album in Summer. It seems that their vocalist was initially supposed to be ex-Arege's member and LAREINE roadie Yukio, but was changed to KANZAKI right before announcing the band details.

Even though their first official live at Shinjuku Astro Hall was announced for October, guitarist LUCA suddenly left in September due to personal reasons.

RIBBON went on with two support members on guitar for the rest of the year and closed down their fanclub a couple of months later. In December they released a free single by mail order for Christmas. In the meantime plans for a LAREINE reunion started and RIBBON eventually announced their activity pause on magazines in February 2003 without even holding a last live. EMIRU rejoined LAREINE in March and would also invite KAZUMI on drums.

RIBBON had a one-night revival including all original members on Halloween 2003 for a special gig featuring with NEW SODMY and LAREINE at Omotesando FAB. A commemorative split single featuring a re-recording of "TERRITORY" was also released.

Afterwards KANZAKI briefly continued activities as a solo artist before retiring from the scene (LUCA also reappeared a support member for a while). He resurfaced for a few months in 2007 with a new project which was eventually cancelled due to unspecified health problems.

LineupEdit

Ribbon member 1 神崎 (KANZAKI)
Vocals
ナディァMARRY+AN+BLOOD → RIBBON → KANZAKI-The- UnForGiveness, Node of Scherzo
Ribbon member 3 えみる (EMIRU)
Bass
LAREINE → RIBBON → LAREINEANUBIS
Ribbon member 4 KAZUMI
Drums
Aliciaorivia → RIBBON → LAREINE

Former membersEdit

Ribbon member 2 LUCA
Guitar (2002.6 - 2002.9)
Lar~Mia → RIBBON → KANZAKI (support)

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

RIBBON B&R
Beautiful & Resistance
mini-album

(2002.8.14)

Tracklist
  1. ROSETTA STONE~リボンの系譜~
    music: えみる
  2. TERRITORY
    music: えみる / lyrics: 神崎
  3. 真夜中ノ黒イ太陽
    music: えみる / lyrics: 神崎
  4. 24HOURS
    music: RIBBON / lyrics: 神崎
  5. PARADOX
    music: RIBBON / lyrics: 神崎
  6. 極東の恋人-THE FAR EASTERN LOVE-
    music: えみる (credited as 河愛 花) / lyrics: 神崎 (credited as KAMIYA)

Notes

  • Limited to 5,000 copies.

SinglesEdit

finale
free single (2002.12)
Tracklist
  1. finale
    music: えみる / lyrics: 神崎
LAREINE VAMPIRE
VAMPIRE ROMANCE
split single

(2003.10.24)

Tracklist
  1. Phantom (NEW SODMY)
    music: YOU / lyrics: KAMIJO
  2. Territory (RIBBON)
    music: EMIRU / lyrics: 神崎
  3. VAMPIRE ROMANCE (LAREINE)
    music / lyrics: KAMIJO

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