Kaori Kawabuchi (lead vocal / sword performance), Shuji Yamagiri (guitar / vocal) .The band name comes from Kaori’s name as, in Japanese, “chaos” is pronounced as /kəɔs/, which sounds similar to Kaori. More importantly, it embodies our mission; in the world of chaos, we will create and express our own unique music, a mix of traditional Japanese music and modern music all over the world.
We began to draw significant attention with Kaori and Shuji’s twin vocals, Shuji’s acoustic guitar at opened tuning,, and Kaori’s intensive, yet beautiful sword performances.
Our first year’s career included a performance at SXSW 2012 where we gained the audience’s excitement. The following, six city US tour was also very successful.
In 2013, as well as appearing on the stage of SXSW for the second time, we performed in Germany, UK and France.
In 2014, a CNN international (US) program, Art of Movement, offered us a spot and shot in Tokyo, and we were introduced worldwide.
In 2015, we played in Dalian, China for international cultural interaction purposes. After that, we flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil and performed at Japan and Brazil’s 120th anniversary in the Interlagos F1 circuit to energize 10,000 people.
In 2016, we had a successful performance in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, in front of an audience of 15,000 people at Organizing Committee of Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Japanese Immigration to Paraguay.
In 2017, we received a favourable reception at another large festival in Alicante, Spain.
After coming back to Japan, we started new album recording with the producer Kenji Nakai who engineered RHCP, Tom Petty, X JAPAN albums.
In March of 2018, we released new albsm [AMRITA].