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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 bands 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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  • Kuribboh

    source anyone?

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  • PokeBaal

    v amazing news! Can't wait for the single!

    Yesterday 10:12pm Reply
  • CalvinMousse

    New single to be released on coming November, I think it would be the tie-up song for PSYCHO PASS 2

    Yesterday 5:26pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    I'm only listening to 4th song in the album and I really like what I'm hearing. I like TK's vocal, they seem so dramatic. I got interested in them because of TK's Unravel. I know you'll say that ehh because of anime but every way is good imo :) So thanks for recommendation.

    22 Aug 6:09pm Reply
  • Kuribboh

    @Emi95chan "still a Sigure virgin?" is what I always recommend to start. @Zombierellla Animus is the only song with that style though. From the teasers it sounds like a really diverse mini album

    22 Aug 3:30pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    I want to start listening to them. Which album do you recommend to start with?

    22 Aug 9:28am Reply
  • Zombierellla

    @Kuribboh Chaotic vibes orchestra, 20 drum sets at once?! I love it, absolutely love it!! Even if Sigure goes solo I'm happy, proud and satisfied. The solo projects only show how great artists and individuals they are. Which makes me love Pierre and 凛として時雨 even more.

    21 Aug 2:45am Reply
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  • Kuribboh

    Nakano's Animus is impressive video is not IP blocked.

    14 Aug 3:18am Reply
  • Kuribboh

    Just watched the teaser trailer. A lot of genres in this one. I really want to hear "Chocolate Disco" by Perfume with Yoshimitsu and "double Pendulum" which reminds of all the good math rockish bands Japan. Would be awesome to have a 凛として時雨 with that sound.

    23 Jul 11:52pm Reply
  • Pretsy source.

    11 Jul 4:52pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    silent shoutbox is silent but anyways - Pierre will release a new mini titled "Chaotic Vibes Orchestra" on August - and the mini itself will have various guests - including TK himself (as a mixer (???)), Kyono from the Mad Capsule Markets, Origa, Seiko Oomori, Yoshimitsu from 9mm Parabellum Bullet and the guy from Clammbon...he sure knows to convince people with cast like that, haha.

    11 Jul 4:51pm Reply
  • The_MAT_Mark

    I think you need to take into account the many people who can't comprehend things anywhere near your level, who in terms of music can only listen to things that are clear and repetitive. If they listen to a typical LTS track, they would probably like elements of it but overall they are not benefiting as much from it so instead they stick to simpler ones. And even if they were fluent in Japanese, they would have trouble understanding the concept of the lyrics. I do agree about the vocals though, although you could say the same things about the instruments. Listen to this as an example of an elementary song: This is immediate in comparison.

    5 Jul 11:16am Reply
  • Phenix_inFlames

    They are complex yes, but not in a "hard to get" kind of way. [2] What really made them difficult for me to get into initially was the borderline ridiculous vocals.

    30 Jun 5:14am Reply
  • ftkftw

    >their average amount of plays for listener is absurdly high... ONE OK ROCK has a higher ratio. Since then I've came to the conclusion that the ratio doesn't mean much because some people play songs on loop (to buff up stats or whatever other reasons). The median would be more useful, better still if outliers are removed beforehand.

    4 Jun 6:39pm Reply
  • MetalForSDF

    I always thought it was pretty much the opposite. There is this almost pop-like element of catchiness that makes you dance like a crazy person.. They are complex yes, but not in a "hard to get" kind of way. I think the real love/hate situation comes from the vocals. Some people just can't stand TK.

    4 Jun 4:44pm Reply
  • SinkingStarship

    Yeah, even though I love this band and more or less get their "thing" at this point, with many of their songs I have to listen to them over and over before they really sink in. Tracks like Beautiful Circus have so much going on that you literally have to hear it dozens of times to pick up all the little intricacies of it.

    4 Jun 3:26pm Reply
  • The_MAT_Mark

    I think it's because whether the listener can comprehend them or not as LTS' music is usually complicated (looks to be the case with Rush as well based solely on their Wikipedia page). If they do, they listen to tracks repeatedly to glean more things from it; if they don't, they quickly give up. Music is usually a form of communication, and if someone doesn't understand a piece, they aren't going to listen much.

    4 Jun 10:38am Reply
  • SinkingStarship

    That's because nobody is indifferent about Sigure, everybody who listens to them either dislikes them or absolutely loves them. Like I've said before, they're the Japanese equivalent of Rush.

    2 Jun 11:25pm Reply
  • yuri_s_a_n

    their average amount of plays for listener is absurdly high...

    1 Jun 9:30pm Reply
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