Saturday, June 06, 2009


tetsu is the bassist and leader of the famous band L'Arc~en~Ciel.He started to play bass quite late.After high school he didn't attend university and started to do various job while playing.Finally in 1991 he formed L'Arc~en~Ciel,a band that in a short time will become one of the most famous band of Japan.
This legend almost ended some years later,when the drummer sakura was arrested for drug.Sony stopped all the L'Arc~en~Ciel's activities.Fortunately tetsu did his best and the band came back with a new drummer,yukihiro.Surely tetsu didn't forget what
happened,but his relationship with sakura doesn't seem so stormy as many people think.

In 2000 the album "REAL" was released and it had a tetsu's song,"bravery".Why I tell you this?'Cause the song is an attack to the fans who pretend to know them only watching what it's showed.In fact tetsu writes:"the feeling under those forced smiles will never show in a's just a world you all made up...the truth will never be shared to anyone".
After 10 years dedicated to the band,in 2001 started his solo career,when L'Arc~en~Ciel stopped temporarily their activities.
He showed up with the name TETSU69(capitalized.In Laruku he's "tetsu" in lowercase)and he said many times the number 69 was only his date of birth(3rd October 1969).He built up also his own label called SPROUSE(the SPROUSE site is offline since about a couple of years)

His debut was on 18th July 2001,with a single containing two songs,"wonderful world" and "TIGHTROPE".Then,for more than a year,we hadn't anything new.We had to wait untill 28th August 2002,when we had his new work:it's the "shinkirou" single,realized only in a limited edition of 100.000 copies and with a t-shirts(orange or green figure).With the new single,TETSU69 changed his label:the first single was published by Ki/oon Records(Sony Japan),while this one was published by Dream Machine(Warner Music).
After few months,exactly on 23rd October,his third single "15 1/2 Fifteen Half" came out.Also this one was realized in a limited edition of 100.000 copies and with a model designed by TETSU69:his name was TEZMAN.To this character,TETSU69 dedicated also a song included in the single and called "TEZMAN no theme"(all in English). Finally on 20th November 2002,TETSU69 published his first album with the title Suite November.
Following his debut album,tv showed two special about TETSU69:"RUBICON" and a MTV special,dedicated to the making of the album.
At the end of 2002,TETSU69 held a concert called "Christmas Night Sweet December".
On 13th February 2003 came out a new single with the song "WHITE OUT ~memory of a color~",a new version of the song "WHITE OUT" of the album.Also this single had a little surprise:a baked pendant.
At the end of the year TETSU69 participated to Danger Crue event.In the meanwhile,L'Arc~en~Ciel restarted their activities and the only TETSU69 stuff was the 2004 calendar.
On 19th March 2004 was published a book called "tetsugaku" with some pics and 69 interviews really interesting.We had to wait again almost a year for having a new TETSU69 production:in December 2004 he participated again to Danger Crue eventand on 16th March 2005 we could listen to his new song "REVERSE".This song was published in the album "Love for NANA",a tribute of various artists to the NANA manga.
Since that date,TETSU69 didn't give anything new.
Meanwhile he's is busy again as leader and bassist of L'Arc~en~Ciel.Officially they come back in 2003 with the SHIBUYA SEVEN DAYS when they announce a new album,"SMILE" released in 2004.Immediately in June 2005,they release a new album,"AWAKE".
On 25th December 2005 Tetsu showed up at Danger IV with a new band:Creature Creature.The formation was:
Vocal:Morrie(ex DEAD END)
Morrie was the vocalist of DEAD END,the band tetsu loved when he was young.Creature Creature released 3 singles on 19th July 2006 and an album on 30th August.
The 2006 is also the year of celebrations for L'Arc~en~Ciel's 15th anniversary:a box,re-releases of 15 singles and two albums,the opening of L'Arcafe for a limited period(tetsu also went there at the beginning of August) and two concerts in TOKYO DOME on 25th and 26th November.During the last date,the band announce a new single and a three months tour in 2007.
Plus,tetsu starts again his solo work,simply with the name of "tetsu".At the end of November 2006 he opens his new site and announces a new single for Spring 2007.The song is used as theme of the program "SUPER SOCCER PLUS" starting on January 2007 and performed at DANGER V
On 14th March 2007 the single "Can't stop believing" is in store in two edition:CD only and CD+DVD
Main part of 2007 is dedicated to L'Arc~en~Ciel:a three months tour in summer,a new album and another tour at the end of the year.
In 2008 the band has its first concert in Europe,on May 9th in Paris.

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White Out (memory of a color)

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