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Presence of Soul
Japanese group PRESENCE OF SOUL is led by a female singer and composer YUKI, who also handles guitar and keyboard. She is accompanied by two guitar players, a bass player and a drummer. The band played as a support act for the swedish musician "ANECDOTEN" during their 2008 shows in Japan.
From the very beginning, PRESENCE OF SOUL proved their absolute innovativion and matureness. Ethereal female vocal creates a sharp contrast with furious guitars and powerful drum. Gloomy atmosphere and great sense of slowliness (Without mentioning softness) evolving step by step with surging violence, reaching to its climax to the overwhelming maelstrom. You will surely be haunted for a long time after the listen...
They are skeptic towards the current music scene and the way venues are ran in Japan, thus they began looking abroad for new horizon where they could make music in a way that feels natural. Album "Blinds" was released through French progressive music label, Musea Records in December 2008, which was distributed in 12 countries including Europe, USA, and South America. This album was later released in Taiwanese version through "U LOUD MUSIC" label in July 2009, then played a special show in Taipei as a release tour.
On January 2010, they went to go on an Europe tour to France and Belgium.
Two years later, they went through a line-up change and remaked all their songs. They also began incorporating visual images into their live performance.
On the 2013 tour of Australia, after a show in Sidney, they co-starred an appearance in Melbourne with locally renowned post-rock band Laura. At these shows, they distributed limited-edition demo CDs.
Then 3rd album "All Creation Mourns" was released through French label in October 2015.
In the summer of 2017, they went on a China tour.
Then they are planned to go on for a French tour on November for the first time in 7 years.
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