When it comes to vis-kei (that is visual chaos) bands, there are two camps. First there's the side that doesn't really care so much for the visual end, maybe dressing in lots of black plastic shirts, maybe wearing one of those tiny top hats, maybe making the bass player wear a dress, maybe an eye-patch here and there. Stuff like that. Nothing too extreme. These sorts of band are complete failures.
As I mentioned a few words ago, each member has three levels to their particular flavor of visual presentation. First off, there's the "white" vocalist Yuki: Little Angel > White Warlock > Abel Monster. Then there's the "black vocalist Miki: Little Devil> Black Warlock > Cain Monster. Are you starting to see the pattern? Thinkgs get a little more wacky after that. Guitarist Aya, previously of the similarity over the top band Psycho le Cemu, goes from Skeleton Witch > Fire Kyoncie > Eve Phoenix. Second guitarist Keiji does Digi Vampire > Water Ogre > Adam Dragon. Adam and Eve, get it? Then there's bass player Seek, also a former member of Psycho le Cemu. He was the zaniest looking member of Psycho, and he really outdoes himself in MSI. As if Big Franken wasn't goofy enough, he also does Wood Zombie and the absolutely awesome God Turtle. Drummer S plays the pet role, suiting up as Moon Wolf > Wind Mummy > Pet Tiger. The latter has three heads.
Also, their music is alright, I suppose.
As you can see, there's a lot to see with Mix Speaker's, Inc. I highly recommend you check out their album Monsters - Junk Story in My Pocket. While it contains some sort of music CD, it much more importantly also comes with a DVD featuring a couple videos of the band. They are hilarious. Absolutely worth the price. The album goes on sale at Maru Music on July 20th. Get it!
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