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2012-08-05 15:55:46 UTC

Since their formation in 1992, Envy (エンヴィ) has become a dominant band in the independent hardcore and screamo scene in Japan. Their music has evolved over the years to incorporate hardcore, screamo, and most recently, the epic tendencies of post-rock. Envy is characterized by their ability to master screamo’s loud-soft dynamic to evoke both crushing brutality and gentle beauty, often within the same song.

Much has been made of vocalist Tetsuya Fukugawa’s own skill at commanding this dichotomy and thusly their live shows have grown in legend over the years. The band is also noted for their deep and poetic lyrics. The band has become increasingly popular among the post rock scene in the last few years for their incorporation of Mogwai-esque sound and composition dynamics into more traditional screamo songs.

This new influence can be most easily identified on their last three releases, “All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left And The Fear Expecting Ahead” released by Dim Mak,”A Dead Sinking Story” released on Level Plane and “Insomniac Doze” released on Temporary Residence Limited. The band has since become friends with Mogwai and vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa was featured on a track from Mogwai’s 2006 album " Mr. Beast ".

In March of 2006, it was announced that Envy had signed to Temporary Residence Limited for American distribution of Insomniac Doze though it was released by Mogwai’s Rock Action label in Europe and Envy’s own Sonzai Records in Japan.

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Artist - Envy Album - Recitation Release Date - 2010 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 01 - Guidance 02 - Last hours of eternity 03 - Rain clouds running in a holy night 04 - Pieces of the moon I weaved 05 - Light and solitude 06 - Dreams coming to an end 07 - Incomplete 08 - Worn heels and the hands we hold 09 - A hint and the incapacity 10 - A breath clad in happiness 11 - 0 and 1 12 - Your hand -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Recitation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - From Here to Eternity Release Date - 1998 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Limitation 2 Trembled 3 A Vicious Circle, Again 4 Compensation 5 Off 6 Crusaders 7 For You Who Died 8 Black Past 9 Grey Wind 10 Carved Numbers 11 444 Words -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - From Here to Eternity Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead Release Date - 2001 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Zero 2:04 2 Farewell to Words 2:45 3 Lies, and Release From Silence 4:47 4 Left Hand 3:00 5 A Cradle of Arguments and Anxiousness 5:24 6 Mystery and Peace 6:47 7 Invisible Thread 2:42 8 The Spiral Manipulation 3:27 9 A Cage It Falls Into 6:09 10 The Light of My Footprints 4:11 11 Your Shoes and the World to Come 8:04 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Yaphet Kotto / This Machine Kills / Envy Album - Yaphet Kotto / This Machine Kills / Envy Release Date - 2003 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Yaphet Kotto - The Fall 3:36 2 Yaphet Kotto - Tracing 1:59 3 Yaphet Kotto - Momentary Loss of Breath 3:27 4 This Machine Kills - Define Silence 2:28 5 This Machine Kills - Carpet of Gold/Carpet of Bombs 3:45 6 This Machine Kills - Our Histories Have Burned Holes in Your Flag 1:28 7 Envy - A Far-off Reason 6:18 8 Envy - Signal 2:14 9 Envy - An Adventure of Silence and Purpose 6:10 10 Yaphet Kotto / This Machine Kills / Envy - Untitled 10:29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yaphet Kotto / This Machine Kills / Envy - Yaphet Kotto / This Machine Kills / Envy Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - A Dead Sinking Story Release Date - 2003 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Chain Wandering Deeply 2 Distress of Ignorance 3 Evidence 4 Color of Fetters 5 Unrepairable Gentleness 6 Go Mad and Mark 7 Conviction That Speeds 8 Reasons and Oblivion 9 Will Remains in the Ashes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - A Dead Sinking Story Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Insomniac Doze Release Date - 2006 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Further Ahead of Warp 6:51 2 Shield of Selflessness 4:30 3 Scene 7:08 4 Crystallize 10:34 5 The Unknown Glow 15:28 6 Night in Winter 6:04 7 A Warm Room 7:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Insomniac Doze Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Thursday / Envy Album - Split Release Date - 2008 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist A1 Thursday - As He Climbed the Dark Mountain A2 Thursday - In Silence A3 Thursday - An Absurd and Unrealistic Dream of Peace A4 Thursday - Appeared and Was Gone (Remix by Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev) B1 Envy - An Umbrella Fallen Into Fiction B2 Envy - Isolation of a Light Source B3 Envy - Pure Birth and Loneliness -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday / Envy - Split Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Breathing and Dying in This Place... Release Date - 2006 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 01-Remember 02-Ability 03-You Have A Voice 04-Under The Sky 05-Passage Of Wind 06-Still Remain 07-End Of The Line 08-Just Alive 09-Reach Out -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Breathing and Dying in This Place... Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy / Sixpence Album - Split Release Date - 1997 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist A1 Envy - Guilt A2 Envy - Castle of Lies B Sixpence - Prophecy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy / Sixpence - Split Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Angel's Curse Whispered in the Edge of Despair Release Date - 1999 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Angel's Curse 4:45 2 Pendulum 6:13 3 Leaden Wings 3:11 4 Breeze and Destiny 5:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Angel's Curse Whispered in the Edge of Despair Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Burning Out Memories Release Date - 2000 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Testimony to the Existence 1:40 2 Angel's Curse 2:53 3 Grey Wind 4:19 4 Echo Regenerates 2:44 5 Leaden Wings 3:03 6 Limitation 6:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Burning Out Memories Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - The Eyes of a Single Eared Prophet Release Date - 2000 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 01-Echo Regenerates 02-The End Of Memories 03-Awaken Eyes 04-Testimony To The Existence 05-An Encyclopedia Of The Unification -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - The Eyes of a Single Eared Prophet Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Abyssal Release Date - 2007 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 A Road of Winds the Water Builds 10:02 2 All That's Left Has Gone to Sleep 4:00 3 Thousand Scars 6:34 4 Fading Vision 4:44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Abyssal Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy / Jesu Album - Split Release Date - 2008 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 Envy – Conclusion of Existence 5:08 2 Envy – A Winter Quest for Fantasy 6:25 3 Envy – Life Caught in the Rain 4:25 4 Jesu – Hard to Reach 13:39 5 Jesu – The Stars That Hang Above You 7:35 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy / Jesu - Split Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Compiled Fragments 1997-2003 Release Date - 2005 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1 A Far-Off Reason 6:18 2 An Adventure of Silence and Purpose 6:06 3 Invisible Understanding 8:02 4 Chacun De Tes Pas 4:45 5 A Red Wound Picture 3:24 6 Cape of Despair 2:37 7 This Self/Crusaders 2:35 8 Trembled 2:02 9 Guilt 3:05 10 Castle of Lies 3:29 11 Connected Voice 7:11 12 Awaken Eyes (Live) 6:49 13 Go Mad and Mark (Live) 7:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Compiled Fragments 1997-2003 - Pt 01 Envy - Compiled Fragments 1997-2003 - Pt 02 Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Envy Album - Envy Release Date - 2008 Genre - Post-metal (Screamo) Post-rock Tracklist 1. Farewell To Words (2:46) 2. A Cradle Of Arguments And Anxiousness (5:26) 3. A Far-Off Reason (6:18) 4. Chacun De Tes Pas (4:47) 5. Color Of Fetters (7:19) 6. Go Mad And Mark (6:39) 7. Fading Vision (4:44) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Envy - Envy Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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