Profile: Uso to Chameleon

Uso-Kame members standing in front of a light gray background next to each other, singer is in the center, one guitarist at each side, bassist to the left, drummer to the right, wearing black, standing with open legs (shoulder width).
Five-person rock band Uso to Chameleon (source)

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Summary

Also known as Lie and a Chameleon; USO-KAME.
In Japanese: 嘘とカメレオン; うそとカメレオン; 嘘カメ.
Formed on 2014.
Major debut on 2018.
Have done a number of tours and events.
First anime tie-up on 2018.

Members:
Cham (.△) (Vocals)
Sugeno Yuta (Guitar)
Watanabe Sosuke (Rhythm guitar)
Shibue Asahi (Bass)
Aoyama Takumi (Drums)

Former member(s):
Takura Yuki (Drums)

Discography

[1st MINI ALBUM] 予想は嘘よ [Yosou wa Uso yo; Yosouhausoyo] – Released on 6 September, 2017
#1. されど奇術師は賽を振る [Saredo Kijutsushi wa sai wo Furu; alt: Saredokijyutushihasaiwohuru] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#2. N氏について [N-shi ni Tsuite; alt: Enushinituite] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#3. 終わりの果てのはなし [Owari no Hate no Hanashi; alt: Owarinohatenohanashi] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#4. Lapis (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#5. ヤミクロ [Yami Kuro; alt: Yamikuro] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#6. 輝夜華ぐ夜 [Kiya Hana Guya; alt: Kiyahanaguya] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#7. 盤下の詩人 [Banka no Shijin] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Uso to Chameleon)

[1st SINGLE] モームはアトリエにて [Maugham wa Atelier Nite] – Released on 25 April, 2018
Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke

[1st FULL ALBUM] ヲトシアナ [Wotoshiana] – Released on 12 September, 2018
#1. 百鬼夜行 [Hyakki Yakou] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#2. フェイトンに告ぐ [Phaethon ni Tsugu] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#3. JOHN DOE (Lyrics by Cham (.△), Rap Lyrics by Watanabe Sosuke; Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#4. 手記A [Shuki A] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#5. 青玉レンズ [Aodama Lens] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#6. N氏について [N-shi ni Tsuite; alt: Enushinituite] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#7. 鳴る鱗 [Naru Uroko] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#8. うみねこの鳴く街で [Umineko no Naku Machi de] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Cham (.△))
#9. テトラポットニューウラシマ [Tetrapod New Urashima] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#10. モームはアトリエにて [Maugham wa Atelier Nite] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#11. されど奇術師は賽を振る [Saredo Kijutsushi wa Saio Furu; alt: Saredokijyutushihasaiwohuru] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#12. キンイロノ [Kiniro No] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)

[2nd SINGLE] ルイユの螺旋 [Ruiyu no rasen; L’oeil no rasen] – Released on 13 February, 2019
Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke, Cham (.△), Aoyama Takumi

[2nd MINI ALBUM] ポストヒューマンNo.5 [Post Human No.5]– Released on 29 May, 2019
#1. パプリカはポストヒューマンの夢を見るか [Paprika wa Post Human no Yume wo Miru ka; alt: Paprikahaposthumannoyumewomiruka] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#2. ルイユの螺旋 [Ruiyu no rasen; alt: L’oeil no rasen] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke, Cham (.△), Aoyama Takumi)
#3. ミイラ・コード [Miira Code; alt: Miiracode] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#4. とある男の記録 [Toaru Otoko no Kiroku] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#5. パラダイム4210 [Paradigm Shift] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#6. Upius (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#7. societal sanity (Lyrics by Watanabe Sosuke; Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)

[3rd SINGLE] 0 – Released on 4 December, 2019
Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke

[4th SINGLE] モノノケ・イン・ザ・フィクション [Mononoke in the Fiction] – Released on 12 January, 2020
#1. モノノケ・イン・ザ・フィクション [Mononoke in the Fiction] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#2. binary (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)
#3. アルカナ [arcana] (Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke)

*Alternative title versions separated by “;”.

Tie-Ups

“されど奇術師は賽を振る [Saredo Kijutsushi wa sai wo Furu”
November 2017 Ending Theme of TV Tokyo music program 音流〜On Ryu〜 [Onryuu]

“フェイトンに告ぐ [Phaethon ni Tsugu]”
September 2018 Ending Theme of TBS music show Count Down TV [CDTV]

“モームはアトリエにて [Maugham wa Atelier Nite]”
Opening Theme of anime SNSポリス [SNS Police]

“ルイユの螺旋 [Ruiyu no rasen; alt: L’oeil no rasen]”
Theme song of Tokai TV drama 絶対正義 [Zettai Seigi]

“JOHN DOE”
Ending Theme of TV drama 極道めし [Gokudou Meshi]

“パプリカはポストヒューマンの夢を見るか [Paprika wa Post Human no Yume wo Miru ka”
June 2019 Ending Theme of TV Tokyo variety program GoddoTan [Goddo Tanza Goddo Tan Kami no Shita]

“0”
Opening Theme song of game app Bleach: Brave Souls

“モノノケ・イン・ザ・フィクション [Mononoke in the Fiction]”
Opening Theme of TV anime 虚構推理 [Kyokou Suiri; Eng: In/Spectre]

Videos

百鬼夜行 [Hyakki Yakou]

Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke

Alternative pronunciation: Hyakki Yagyou. It’s an idiom in Japanese coming from folk tales. It’s when a horde of one hundred apparitions/youkai/demons/etc gather and parade during the night. Released on September 2018.


0

Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke

Yes, zero, rei, maru… Has been featured as the opening theme of BLEACH: Brave Souls app. Released on December 2019.


モノノケ・イン・ザ・フィクション [Mononoke in the Fiction]

Lyrics by Cham (.△); Composition by Watanabe Sosuke

Has been featured as the opening theme of In/Specter. Released on December 2019.

Opinion

I prefer Cham-san’s voice in her mid and lower registers. As her personal style of singing is based on reducing the volume of her resonating chambers (aka. mouth and upper part of throat), singing in lower frequencies makes a nice contrast. I also feel that this suits the band’s sound better. I enjoyed listening to the drums, even though they seem quite intense and over the top at times. The drumming features elaborate and contradicting patterns that never leave you feeling bored. This is what makes the drumming style yet another identifiable trait of the band. I feel that from “0” and “Mononoke in the Fiction” onwards, they are closer to finding their true sound as all the craziness has started falling into place. The distinct character each member has brought to the band is being featured more elegantly as they continue to evolve, thus creating songs catchier than before.

If you feel frisky, adventurous or if you know your Japanese, have a look at their official website.

Last updated on 26 Feb 2020.


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