How to deal with artist alias that is probably a group instead

So, there is this page named “MONOLITH” that is said to be a project, but also an alias of one Kenji Yamamoto:

However, there is also a group page of the same name that he is a part of:

And most of the time when the name is credited at the end of a booklet, it is as a group name where the members are listed out:

(Other scan instances may come later.)
It does not seem that MONOLITH has ever been used to refer to Kenji Yamamoto alone, so if it is to be acknowledged as a group rather than a person, then what should be done for both pages?

(Additionally, the group is a bit more typically represented in Latin characters, while the JP text is mainly for when it is listed as a performer.)

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I’m unfamiliar with the artist, but after looking at this a bit, I’d be tempted to merge the MONOLITH person into the モノリス group and delete the performance name relationship. The only link on the person is to, which is describing the group, and the only album is, which doesn’t appear to be a solo work.

On the other hand, says that the person used MONOLITH and HYPER MONOLITH as aliases in his composition work, and has the note “Christmas album produced by MONOLITH (a.k.a Kenji Yamamoto).” No back cover images, though, so it’s hard to see how he was actually credited.

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For a possibly similar case of a name used both for a person and a live group, see Tycho. The workaround there was to set the type to “group” and mention the double usage in the disambiguation comment.

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Kanzenshuu is pretty much an unofficial 3rd party rather than a source, so I wouldn’t really go with their statement that MONOLITH is a personal alias, as even the likes of HYPER MONOLITH was credited to 4 people in the scan I linked.
The same would go for Discogs, no scan seems to support MONOLITH being an alternate name for Yamamoto, but rather a group project he is known for being involved in.

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Project Monolith seems to be the name of a team dedicated to creating music for Dragon Ball Z, according to an interview with Hironobu Kageyama on the website mentioned below. The names of the members listed there do not include Kenji Yamamoto, but he must have been a member of the project since he created many of the Dragon Ball Z songs. Considering that the “Twinkle Little Star” album also features Dragon Ball Z-related singers, so I agree that the two Monoliths shoud be merged as one group after removing Kenji’s alias from there.

I think there’s an easy explanation as to why Yamamoto was not listed there, which is due to the BGM plagiarism scandal involving him back in March of 2011.
In this same interview, even Kageyama has to dance around directly mentioning Yamamoto who was the arranger of the song in question (CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA):


Which the English version translated to “The Producer in charge of the song’s final arrangement”.
He can list Yukinojo Mori or Chiho Kiyooka, but certainly not Yamamoto as he’s Persona non Grata as far as the franchise is concerned.

However, in more than one Hit Song Collection Booklet he is mentioned as part of Monolith.

(Thanks for providing the JP version BTW, I was just thinking about how I could find it.)

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In the meantime, it didn’t take too long to find clear images of the back, such as:

One from an eBay listing:

And what do you know, the credits are most all on this BlueSky post:

It would appear that Yamamoto himself wasn’t even involved this time.

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