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Jrock, Ink.: A Concise Report on 40 of the Biggest Rock Acts in Japan

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jrock, ink. is an executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today. It showcases 40 of the hottest names in jrock history with histories, reviews, and discographies, all in a stunning full-color package highlighted by original art and photographs. Many of these artists have toured and released CDs in North America and are known for their
work on anime and movie soundtracks.
 
"Lovingly written and gorgeously produced... the first book published in the United States to survey the delirious landscape of Japanese rock... This is a work of visual art, about some very visual artists." — SFGate.com

"Stunningly elegant...witty...the first of its kind; an exciting first step..." --Centigrade-J

"It’s as if jrock, ink. itself were the work of that rare blend of talents that makes for a great band. Yun is front woman, with all the sass one would expect from a music critic for Baltimore’s alternative weekly City Paper. Designer Yelena Zhavoronkova’s brilliantly creative use of alternating margins and sparse, colored text not only gives the book a unique tone, it also makes nearly page-long paragraphs surprisingly easy to follow. It’s all rounded out by artist Yana Moskaluk’s full-page illustrations for each of the 40 bands summarized. This book is a must not only for the serious rocker or DJ. It’s also invaluable for students of modern Japanese culture and music criticism alike." — The Asian Reporter

About the Author

Josephine Yun is a freelance music and arts writer whose work has appeared in Baltimore City Paper, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and SIGNAL to NOISE. She has worked in a cafe, a public arts high school, an airport, a Japanese restaurant, a symphony hall, and as a case clerk, piano accompanist, and string teacher. In 2006, she was interviewed by BBC/PRI's "The World" for a segment featuring Japanese rock and jrock, ink.

Synopsis:

A music lover's executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today.

Synopsis:

jrock, ink. is an executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today. It showcases 40 of the hottest names in jrock history with histories, reviews, and discographies, all in a stunning full-color package highlighted by original art and photographs. Many of these artists have toured and released CDs in North America and are known for their work on anime and movie soundtracks.

Josephine Yun is a freelance writer living in Baltimore.

Lovingly written and gorgeously produced... the first book published in the United States to survey the delirious landscape of Japanese rock... This is a work of visual art, about some very visual artists. — SFGate.com

Stunningly elegant...witty...the first of its kind; an exciting first step... --Centigrade-J

A survey of Japanese pop rock culture not to be missed: a 'must' for any alternative or indie world music fan who would better understandB modernJapanese musicians. — California Bookwatch

About the Author

Josephine Yun has covered classical music and Japanese pop for City Paper, Baltimore's alternative weekly, and is also an editor at jrockonline.com. She wrote the official English biography for the breakthrough band X JAPAN and presented a panel on Jrock at the Anime Central anime convention in 2004. She is a member of various online communities dedicated to alternative music.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880656952
Subtitle:
A Concise Report on 40 of the Biggest Rock Acts in Japan
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Author:
Yun, Josephine
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Rock groups
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- Japan.
Subject:
Rock groups - Japan
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 Color photographs and illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.1 x 8 x 0.4 in 13.5 oz

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A music lover's executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today.
"Synopsis" by , jrock, ink. is an executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today. It showcases 40 of the hottest names in jrock history with histories, reviews, and discographies, all in a stunning full-color package highlighted by original art and photographs. Many of these artists have toured and released CDs in North America and are known for their work on anime and movie soundtracks.

Josephine Yun is a freelance writer living in Baltimore.

Lovingly written and gorgeously produced... the first book published in the United States to survey the delirious landscape of Japanese rock... This is a work of visual art, about some very visual artists. — SFGate.com

Stunningly elegant...witty...the first of its kind; an exciting first step... --Centigrade-J

A survey of Japanese pop rock culture not to be missed: a 'must' for any alternative or indie world music fan who would better understandB modernJapanese musicians. — California Bookwatch

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