Juusankai wa Gekkou

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Juusankai wa Gekkou
13kai wa Gekkou - BUCK-TICK.jpg
Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released April 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)
Recorded Studio Sound Dali,
Aobadai Studio,
Prime Sound Studio Form,
Victor Studio
Genre Gothic rock
Length 68:17
Label BMG Funhouse
Producer Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
At the Night Side
Juusankai wa Gekkou
Catalogue 2005
Singles from Juusankai wa Gekkou
  1. "Romance"
    Released: March 2, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Juusankai wa Gekkou (十三階は月光, "13th Floor with Moonlight") is the fourteenth album by Japanese rock band Buck-Tick, released on April 5, 2005.[2]

The limited edition came with a DVD of the music video for the album's only single, "Romance". It reached number four on the Oricon chart.[3]


For Juusankai wa Gekkou the band deliberately adopted a Gothic theme, that is presented throughout the album. As vocalist Atsushi Sakurai is fond of the theme, he found it easy to work with and wrote the lyrics for all the songs except one. Guitarist Hisashi Imai actually thought of the idea during the tour for their previous album, but was further resolved to do it after watching Sakurai's solo performances.[4]

The songs "Cabaret" and "Doll" have lines sung in female vocabulary and grammar, while "Doukeshi A" is from the perspective of a pierrot.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Enter Clown" Imai 
2."Kourin" (降臨)SakuraiImai 
3."Doukeshi A" (道化師A)SakuraiImai 
5."Ijin no Yoru" (異人の夜)SakuraiHoshino 
6."Clown Loves Señorita" Imai 
9."Gesshoku" (月蝕)SakuraiImai 
10."Lullaby II" Imai 
13."13byou" (13秒) Imai 
14."Romance -Incubo-"SakuraiImai 
16."Muma - The Nightmare" (夢魔-The Nightmare)SakuraiImai 
17."Diabolo -Lucifer-"SakuraiImai 
18."Who's Clown?" Imai 


Additional performers


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r781709
  2. ^ "Juusanka wa gekkou". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  3. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b Fool’s Mate # 283, 「“ 夜” は邪悪にもなれるし、ピュアにもなれる」(“The night can become evil, or it can become pure”), Koh Imazu, May 2005.English translation available here