Rōmaji Ranshishoku
Translation Indigo-Violet
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藍紫色, also mistakenly known as 愛紫色 Ai Murasaki Iro, is one of Dir En Grey's earliest songs. It was never released in any form and only played live in 1997–98. Along with 刹那, 藍紫色 is one of the most famous indies songs by Dir En Grey.

The first confirmed performance of the song was on August 7, 1997, on the first day of アルバム「MISSA」発売記念2Days at 大阪COWBOY WORLD. The official website confirms that the song was played on during TOUR Deep [sink], Deep [gaze], Deep [agonize], Deep [-] Final More Deep [sympathy]~meet evil with evil~ on November 2, 1998.[1] This was also the last performance of the song, there are 10 confirmed peformances in total.

You can listen to the aforementioned live recording of the song here.

Trivia Edit

  • A live report from Dir En Grey's indies days 1997–98 lists this song as 新曲5 Shinkyoku 5, which means "New Song 5". Another lists it as ランシ色 Ranshishoku. During a performance on May 5, 1998, Kyo can be heard calling the song "Ranshishoku", further confirming the name.
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References Edit

Dir En Grey
GAUZE (1999) PoemsMACABRE (2000) Poems鬼葬 (2002)VULGAR (2003)Withering to death. (2005)THE MARROW OF A BONE (2007) Liner NotesUROBOROS (2008) PoemsDUM SPIRO SPERO (2011) PoemsARCHE (2014)
MISSA (1997)six Ugly (2002)THE UNRAVELING (2013)
Singles and Others
業 / 蒼い月 (1997)「楓」~if trans~ (1997)JEALOUS (1998)-I'll- (1998)脈 (2000)【KR】cube (2000)太陽の碧 (2000)ain't afraid to die (2001)embryo (2001)かすみ (2003)朔-saku- (2004)GLASS SKIN (2008)激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 (2009)LOTUS (2011)DIFFERENT SENSE (2011)蜜と唾 (2011)UROBOROS [Remastered & Expanded] (2012)輪郭 (2012)SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH (2014)詩踏み (2016)VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES (2018)人間を被る (2018)
Other Songs
INWARD SCREAMList of Demos, Rares and Others