Many of you probably remember the band called Anomie which Tousaku introduced here. They’re a rather secretive band, not revealing anything else than their names.
Now, when I was translating Matenrou Opera’s interview from the newest cure, and read about their Anomie Plan over and over again, I decided to give a better look at this band called Anomie. As soon as I went to their OHP, I started thinking that Anomie has got to be an alter ego of Matenrou Opera’s of some kind.
Of course I can’t say for sure, but I’m pretty certain they are. Here are the reasons:
★ First of all, the word “anomie” is not very common and I’d never seen any other band use it before Matenrou Opera. It sounds weird that a band with the name Anomie would pop up at the same time as Matenrou Opera’s Anomie Plan, since it’s such an uncommon word.
★ Anomie was formed on January 21. Sono says in the interview that their Anomie Plan was announced in Cure on January 21, and since then the plan’s been in action.
★ Anomie’s official site’s URL is “anomie0723.com“. Matenrou Opera’s first one-man called “DAWN OF ANOMIE” will be on July 23, that is, on 07/23.
★ The countdown they had on their site first ended on March 25. Tousaku posted here that they announced their first live on that day, but there was, in fact, more to it: apparently people who bought CDs from ZEAL LINK’s, Like an Edison’s and some other CD shops’ Tokyo stores received Anomie’s demo CD for free (note: this information comes from 2ch, so while it might not be 100% reliable, several people have said they got the CD). Matenrou Opera released their fifth maxi-single “acedia” on the same day, and the single is also a part of the Anomie Plan.
★ Even the small details fit, such as that Anomie has 5 members and one of them is clearly a keyboardist, and that even though they have a vocalist he doesn’t sing on the sample — if it’s Sono, he couldn’t sing on the sample, because anyone could recognize his voice easily.
★ And anyway, having listened to Matenrou Opera an awful lot, I can say that Anomie’s sound is very similar to Matenrou Opera’s. The samples sound like the band’s taken quite a bit of influence from western metal, and Matenrou Opera’s members are huge western metal fanboys.
Personally, the dates and the name of the band are what really convinced me that this has got to have something to do with Matenrou Opera. I don’t think it’s just chance that the dates and name are the same. Of course it’s just speculating, but still.
What do you people think?
By the way, if you want to know more about Matenrou Opera’s Anomie Plan and the idea behind it, go read my interview translation. It’s from the newest Cure and they talk about the Anomie Plan and acedia a lot.