LOTMAN (ロットマン) disbanded today, and flyers distributed during the show have revealed vocalist Ren's (れん) new band! ...sort of.
In classic troll fashion, the band is temporarily being called 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru. (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。)―meaning “our world will be revealed on February 22”. So, while we wait for 2014-02-22 for the actual band to be revealed, let's speculate, shall we?
Despite the members' faces being blurred on the distributed flyer, the lineup is pretty clear:
G. SORA (ソラ) (ex-Melt.~LOTMAN)
- D. Miyabi (雅) (ex-LOTMAN)
So... LOTMAN! The lineup, casual costumes, childish hiragana writing, and sort of “messy reveal” all imply to me that this new band's concept/music will be exactly the same as late-period Dali and LOTMAN―but hopefully without the same awful live-limited release schemes. Looks like we'll be waiting for February to know anything for sure, but hopefully we can get some revealing live reports after 2 Gatsu plays their first live at Planet CHILD Music's New Year countdown event on 2013-12-31!
-- By the way, LOTMAN played with two lineups at their last live: first with Ren, SORA, Kayane, YUU, and Miyabi; and second with Ren, SORA, Ao, YUU, and Miyabi. In between the two lineups, the 90s-visual alter-ego band Mis†ake appeared―but this time it was actually just Dali!! In his MC, Ren mentioned that he felt the handling of Dali's last live was sort of messy, so this appearance served as a “re-do”.
-- 2 Gatsu has opened an official blog (“for-example-such-story”―wonder if that has to do with the band's actual name?), which you can follow for updates.