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It’s at the beginning of the 90’s that You Oshima, founder member of Kadenzza, begins his musical career and forms his first group Black Maria. In 1993, the group carries out a single of six tracks which already included early versions of Kamikaze Blows and Wheel of Fortune that got their final forms 10 years later.

After the split of Black Maria in 1993, You moves to Tokyo in 1996, then to New York in 1997, to come back in Japan only in 1998. During this period he studies music and musical programming.

At the end of 2002 he solely composes four tracks under name Kadenzza. At the start of 2003, these songs are put out under the name of The reality in the phantasmagoric world. In June of the same year, the French label Holy Records signs Kadenzza and releases his first revolutionary album Into the Oriental Phantasma.

In September 2005, the Japanese artist with exacerbated frenzy does it again and submits his second album torn between intimism and hysteria to the world. The Second Renaissance is a sequence of multiple inspirations where extreme black metal offers its entries within virtuoso symphonic and innovative music.

You Oshima
~ all vocals ( harsh vocal, natural vocal, voice )
~ all guitars ( electric and accoustic )
~ synthesizers ( …and theremin )
~ programming
~ sampling


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  • Nostradanus

    Huh.... that's... yeah well, at least he's alive. Here's hope!

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • BlackfuckinFlag

    "You Oshima from Kadenzza To Play Guitars on Sigh's new album "Graveward"." And this guy disappeared from the music scene because of cancer and some more. Read more here:

    6 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Patholysis

    i must be missing out, but i can't stand either of these albums

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AnaCSodre


    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    One man band's are awesome.. This one being an example. :D

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • steffi-uchiha

    Into The Oriental Phantasma > The Second Renaissance

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • vintolya

    Ghost In The Shell!

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Neroese

    Asian Mirrorthrone.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Grungerx

    Into The Oriental Phantasma > The Second Renaissance

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Metality

    It seems I WAS aware of Sigh at the time of writing that. I guess they escaped me. "It really takes lots of talent to make good experimental music." Absolutely right, but you'd think a lot of people would come along and try and fail. Doesn't appear to be the case. Seems to just be quality around here.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • DeadViper

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nostradanus

    Welp should have checked before, he didn't went there since 2010. Sent him a new email, we'll see.

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nostradanus

    He had a daughter which may explain his disappearance. But yeah, he's definitely fine and seem to check his myspace pretty often. I sent him a mail two years ago asking him for an interview (with the website I was "working" for) but he never answered. There'll never be another Kadenzza album in my lifetime ;_;

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "This genre attracts talents, it seems" It really takes lots of talent to make good experimental music.

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Dezstruction78


    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • xdarkirax

    Kadenzza... What an awesome man and guitar player, love his stuff !

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ph0en1xl

    V No, the first one is a demo and ItOP has all songs from it if I remember it correctly

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Goutetsu13

    Metality, I can't believe you never heard of the band Sigh (also from Japan). They are probably the greatest Avant-garde black metal band. Sigh is also not a solo project. I've seen some comments that suggest that Kadenzza only released two albums. He has released three. The Reality in the Phantasmagoric World - 2002 Into the Oriental Phantasma - 2003 The Second Renaissance -2005

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mercenarion

    @Metality: Indeed.

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Emtay13

    Ghost in the Shell <3

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
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