The last days, I’ve got curious of a Japanese band called 12012 (Ichi ni zero ichi ni) and I’ve listened to a lot of their songs. First I had a hard time getting used to the sound of Wataru Miyawaki’s voice. To be honest, I didn’t like it at all. But 12012 is that kind of band that slowly grows on you and without noticing it – you end up in love. Now, I finally perceive the wide spectra of emotions in his voice – it’s beautiful and passionate.
Even though I don’t understand a word of what he sings, I get very emotional while listen to 12012. I recommend them to everyone that is fond of “heavy” J-rock that is “angry”, “passionate” and filled with energy. You find one of their songs some entries below on this page, a YouTube clip with 12012’s song “Over”. It has become one of my absolute favorites.
Unfortunately, Wataru once got arrested for almost strangling a woman and that kind of stuff makes me extremely disappointed – of course. It seems to be true, but I hope it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. It’s hard to believe that such a wonderful voice and such a beautiful face can belong to an ass.