Shoegaze Idol Group “· · · · · · ·” To Debut With a Song Over 70 Minutes Long

Ambiguous idol group “· · · · · · ·” will be releasing their first single CD titled “Tokyo” , for the first time their release will distributed on a nationwide basis.   · · · · · · ·  is a female idol group whose concept is based on various cities in Tokyo.  The concept hasn’t fully been explained, perhaps to let fans and the public create their own interpretation.

· · · · · · · ‘s music follows the style shoegaze, a sub genre of alt rock that gained prominence in the United Kingdom in the late 80s and 90s.

Besides the concept, every other aspect of the group is just as mysterious. The group technically doesn’t have an official name, and each girl doesn’t have a name either. All of the members are simply referred to as “.” In videos and live performances, their eyes are covered by a cloth decoration.

Fans have dubbed the group dots, dotstokyotenkyuu (“nine dots”), dotnine, nakaguro (“middle dot”), tententen (“dotdotdot”) and ten-chans (“dot-chans). There is no official way to pronounce it, but their social media suggest dots.

Tokyo single cover

“Tokyo” actually consists of three different songs, which were then all joined together by ambient musician Hakobune. “Tokyo” will clock in at 72 minutes total and hit store shelves on August 16th, 2017. A large portion of the song will also consist of “noise music”, using sounds from live performances of each member. Barely any processing was used to create this part of the song.

Furthermore, on September 4th a one-man live event is scheduled to commemorate the groups first anniversary since their formation.

Click here for a more comprehensive look at  · · · · · · · ‘s earlier works.

(via Natalie)

  • Comments

    • HyperMoot .

      ??? intriguing, will try a listen

    • Kyle

      if yoko ono were to create her own idol group this would be it ❤

    • Bubi.

      Niche Idols have gone too far

    • Liokt


      (72 dots)

    • maguro part deux

      Their EP was really pretty good. A 72 minute song that consists largely of random noises doesn’t sound great to me, though. Hopefully the random noise is all at the end so I can shut it off if I get bored.

    • SnowDrop

      Reminded me of that American band that was called “!!!” (apparently pronounced “chk, chk, chk”)

    • ProllyWild

      going the way of 2000’s visual kei trend and adding random punctuation into names…..idols are fading away….. newspapers will hate printing their name…

      • circe154

        And like 00s visual kei it won’t survive the decade.

        • jell0

          Eh, I predict more of a boom/bust that will just continue in cycles.

          • circe154

            We’re due for another ice age.

    • yamakita

      Is the name shoe-gaze or sho-e-ga-ze? Just wondering.

      • Lemon

        that’s the genre. it’s shoe, like footwear, gaze, like looking

        • The Dark Dudette
          • Bubi.

            noT pretty little liars on miss arama japan dot com…

            • The Dark Dudette

              Why not Bubi. – san? Whatcha got against this Emmy deserving show !!!111!


              • Bubi.

                Because the readers of this site can’t event SPELL “A”. These legends cannot be touched. we STAN talent. we STAN pretty little liars.

    • I want to be relevant :(

      guess it will be 72 minutes of noise……¯_ツ_/¯

    • HyperMoot .

    • The Dark Dudette

      Will it be something like this? It’d be hilarious if it was a 70min version of this

    • The Dark Dudette

      Dear Arama, please give the love they deserve to the hottest new Japanese idol group –

      Ginzan Boys!

      “Gin Gin Gin Gin Ginzan Boyz Gin Gira Ginzan Paradise. ….!!”

      Take a look at all the 60 members here you guys. You won’t regret it.

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