Goods Moi-Meme-Moitie Discussion

Discussion in '† moi dix mois †' started by Manneking, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. sanctum -member- -member-

    sanctum
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    Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:47 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Yeah, that one is a pretty good example of what I mean. But I'm not just talking about releases in general (like you said, they've just been sticking to 'greatest hits'), I'm referring more to the overall change in the 'brand' - the photoshoots/models (not the models themselves, but if you showed someone these images in Moitie's heyday I doubt they would believe that they were 'official').

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    Is that wand photoshopped in, or is she holding it? I can't work it out.
    I don't have all my old GLBs here with me so these will have to do.

    The communication (they didn't have modern SNS back in the day of course, but there was a certain austere disconnect in their communication that contributed to the brand's mysterious image - now you have a social media manager replying to nearly every enquiry on a public space - and again, it comes across as an ordinary social media manager fielding enquiries rather than a tantalising missive). Essentially, Moitie under Mana's authority had a more austere character, wherein everything felt like a manifestation of his personality and taste and was consonant with a greater aesthetic world which he had built through his music etc. I had a couple more points but I need to get going, hopefully you get the idea.

    MorganIvy wrote:
     
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  2. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:56 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Not just Moitie though, I'd say it applies to a lot of bands and artists too. This forum was pretty much built on that kind of mystique back in the day - no one knew anything and we were all gathering to try to pick up some smoke signals and guess what they meant. Now it's all much easier, everyone broadcasts everything on social media, and we get the warts-and-all view of these guys. The world's just moved on, and if anything Mana was swimming upstream for a long time already maintaining the "ivory tower" approach to the brand.

    As for the models and photoshoots... well, sure XD But I'm mostly of the opinion that "business is business" now when it comes to that stuff, and you do what you gotta do to move that merch ::cred:: And really, that's probably what Moitie needs right now.
     
  3. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2019 11:11 am

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    veir_439
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    Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 11:21 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Remember that one time where Mana joked about making elegant toilets? well, I don't think we're that far off from that, lol.
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2019 11:51 am

    veir_439 wrote:
    You'd need like 8 of these to get the right shade of Mana Blue though XD
     
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