I went to outdoor cinema at Socrates Park to see a Japanese movie, 13 Assassins. But this time, I enjoyed more Pre-Screening music played by Gelatine than the movie itself. I mean the movie was good but just it was not my type.
The New York based Japanese Punk Rock band, Gelatine really reminded me underground music scene in Osaka 80’. They are heavily influenced by Japanese traditional music, J-Pop/J-Rock, anime, pre 90′s punk, metal and etc. Because of the mixtures of music influences, their music was not distractive than typical punk band. It’s kind of listening at a classic Rock. Their performance is serious yet very funny and crazy which also reminded me underground small theater scene in Osaka 80′.
The guitarist and the bassist played very skillfully. And vocalist, Seiko was the face of this band. Her powerful voice and existence radiated aura on the stage. The bottom line is they are really cool.