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Saitama, Japan (2002 – present)

凛として時雨 (Ling Tosite Sigure, aka Rin Toshite Shigure) is a Japanese band from Saitama, formed in 2002. Rin Toshite Shigure is the conventional Hepburn romanization of the band’s name. However, the band uses the Kunrei-shiki romanization Ling Tosite Sigure on their website, albums, and other materials. The band’s name means “A frigid autumn’s rain shower.”

Their music style is aggressive, fast-paced rock with rapid changes of tempo and mood reminiscent of styles as diverse as , , , and . They utilize both male and female vocals ranging from soft singing to loud wails and screams. As of 2013, they’ve released five full-length albums, an EP, and three singles, as well as various demos. Their latest album, i’mperfect, was released April 10, 2013. It features the single “abnormalize” which was used as the opening theme for the anime Psycho-Pass. This album is also their first to be released in Europe as they signed for distribution with JPU Records in June 2013.

Ling Tosite Sigure has maintained its original lineup of guitarist/vocalist Toru “TK” Kitajima (北嶋徹), bassist/vocalist Miyoko “345” Nakamura (中村美代子), and drummer Masatoshi “Pierre” Nakano (ピエール中野). TK also writes solo music as TK from 凛として時雨; he released his debut album Flowering on June 27, 2012.


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  • dex1233

    Yeah man that new shit sounds savage af

    31 Jul 3:41pm Reply
  • loeksie

    Holy shit that demo sounds muddy. at least it seems way more interesting than Who What

    30 Jul 10:55am Reply
  • SinkingStarship

    Also, new clip on Sigure's YouTube channel! SOSOS. Sounds pretty cool, I still can't believe this stuff is actually coming from a popular artist on a major label. Not that different from i'mperfect and the last two singles, but since they've honed their style to a fine art by this point, I'm not complaining.

    30 Jul 3:10am Reply
  • SinkingStarship

    I'd say that Sigure's music is very melodic but it has a very different sort of vibe than most popular music - lots of suspended, 7th, and 9th chords and melodies that are more complex than what you usually hear in pop music. That haunting sort of melody is really evident in the intro to Acoustic's live performances.

    30 Jul 3:08am Reply
  • CSthereader

    [Continued] Closely listening I also discovered that at small key moments in the music the music is almost mirroring TK's singing. Though for the most part a song will have various musical notes thrown into one song like others who are Ling Tosite Sigure fans have pointed out which is what might be adding variety to the whole of the music. They are adding just a small amount of musical melody? to capture your attention but not a lot. In other words, this is music that will not get unpleasantly stuck in your head without you wanting that but instead you will want to return to listening to the music because you genuinely want to capture the music again.

    29 Jul 12:15am Reply
  • CSthereader

    I have been listening to Acoustic [Live] and Red Temptation [Live] nonstop. Then it hit me. I know some of you on the shoutbox say that Ling Tosite Sigure's music has melodic prowess but I am thinking that might not be the case. When I listen to more Pop based music that is what I find melodic. It gets stuck in your head but with Ling Tosite Sigure when I listen to their music afterwards I cannot remember a single musical note or the whole. I think what is actually happening is that TK's voice is melodic itself. Can that be possible for an individual to have a melodic singing voice or am I just crazy?

    28 Jul 10:55pm Reply
  • DarkSide_Star

    So fucking amazing sounds.

    21 Jul 10:32pm Reply
  • mayaaak96

    любить и обожать

    21 Jul 1:52pm Reply
  • CSthereader

    Announcement from Sigure Official Twitter: TK is going to have his song from his solo music project, Fantastic Magic, featured for Episode 15 of the Ending Theme song of the Ninja Slayer (2015) anime series:

    19 Jul 2:49pm Reply
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  • wesurii

    "Who What Who What" left me a bit wary, but I'm excited to hear what they do on the upcoming mini.

    16 Jul 1:57am Reply
  • Verblichener

    nice, already new stuff :)

    15 Jul 8:32am Reply
  • Dj_ToRt

    Tracklist of 『es or s』: 1. SOSOS 2. Mirror Frustration 3. Karma Siren 4. Tornado Mystery 5. end roll fiction. Very interesting titles as usual

    14 Jul 9:27am Reply
  • Kuribboh

    New Mini Album『es or s』2015.9.2 Out. Everyone to the bunker!!!!

    13 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • SinkingStarship

    Quick, everyone download the videos before the Sony Nazis delete them!

    13 Jul 10:57am Reply
  • CSthereader

    Notification for those who did not know. There is a JAPAN NIGHT Live(s) of Ling Tosite Sigure on Youtube. TK introduces the band to everyone in English:

    13 Jul 4:57am Reply
  • CSthereader

    I finally got my copy of Best of Tornado Hyper Tornado Edition! I uploaded a handful of photos from the photobook to my blog. If anyone is interested you are welcome to go check them out. I heavily recommend the Best of Tornado Hyper Tornado Edition. The photobook has many photos and one of the discs has fantastic sound quality. Inside look photos: WARNING: The whole band looked very young once.

    5 Jul 10:59pm Reply
  • mrpepper1

    Anime is evil [4]

    20 Jun 8:29pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    Also: most folks compare LTS to "The Fall of Troy" anyway, but I bet it's more or less instrumental-based similarity...

    13 Jun 12:21pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    @Gyrados22: you might dig the latest Ling knockoff lol

    13 Jun 12:20pm Reply
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