Visual kei band umbrella released a new mini-album earlier this summer. Their single caught my attention, and I decided to check out Kinematograph and write about it for Jrock247.
The latest mini-album from visual kei quartet umbrella opens with the cranking sounds of an old-fashioned camera projecting film. Indeed the aptly-named Kinematograph does provide a glimpse into the past—the early 90s to be exact, when shoegaze was all the rage. Those hazy guitars float from the intro, “Lumiere”, to the very end, yet umbrella manages to break free from the wall of sound to have a modern rock sound.
Listening to: “Keihaku no Hito” by umbrella