ZOC, the idol group from/including Oomori Seiko gets a debut single with “Family name”. The six memberes of the group get pretty equal screen time as per the concept of the group, and there definitely isn’t much of a feeling of Seiko dominating the visuals. ZOC get ragamuffin outfits with mismatched patterns around a common color scheme or turquoise and rust, and “family name” gets shot in a way that highlights the charm points of each of the members. Outdoor shots of the girls gives contrast to the controlled image of the group and the natural beauty of Japan at sunset. The music, written and composed by Seiko, feels more pop that some of Seiko’s more eclectic solo works. A band arrangement puts the guitars in front of the mix and highlights Seiko’s melodic themes with its vocal arrangement. “Family name”, debut single from Oomori Seiko’s ZOC, goes on sale April 30, 2019.
ZOC (ゾック, Zone of Control) is an idol unit formed by/around artist Oomori Seiko (大森靖子) in 2018. “Zone of Control” is a term used in War and Role Playing Simulation Games. To put it simply, it refers to the concept of “Controlling the Domain” in games. This term is meant to describe the relationships of the members in ZOC where a place where belonging and supreme isolation co-exist. Of the initial members, 5 of them are alumnis of the Audition Project “Miss iD” which challenges the idea of what it means to be a girl (Omori Seiko has served on the selection commitee for Miss iD since 2014). ZOC currently includes members Aizome Karen (藍染カレン), Senritsu Kanano (戦慄かなの), Kashii Katy (香椎かてぃ), Nishii Marina (西井万理那), Unagi Sayaka (兎凪さやか), and Oomori Seiko.
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