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Category: Other
Subcategory: Music
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
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Description: "Lovingly written and gorgeously produced, it's 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."

"Imagine a female, kimono-clad attendant taking a smoking break, a geisha slamming on an electric guitar, or a koto performer flipping the bird"
from "Sheena Ringo"

jrock is short for Japanese Rock.

jrock is edgy, all about talent, and filled with dazzling musicality.

jrock, ink. is an executive report on the energized Japanese rock scene today. It introduces 40 of the hottest names in jrock history with backgrounds, musical pedigrees, critiques, and up-to-date discographies, all in a stunning full-color package featuring original art by Moscow-based illustrator Yana Moskaluk. Many of these bands have toured and released CDs in North America and are known for their work on anime and movie soundtracks.

Josephine Yun grew up watching Japanese historical dramas and listening to rock music. She received a writing degree from Johns Hopkins University and has covered theater, classical music, and Japanese pop for Baltimore City Paper since 2002. In 2004, she was commissioned by Tofu Records to write the official English biography of X JAPAN. jrock, ink. is her first book.
Artist Yana Moskaluk's computer desktop has an image of Malice Mizer's Mana on it. She is a big fan of jrock culture and dresses accordingly. She can be often found "headphoning" to jrock while working as the leading illustrator at the Art. Lebedev Studio, the largest design company in Russia. Founded and led by the infamous designer Artemy Lebedev, the studio specializes in graphic, industrial, and web design, as well as interface engineering.
Designer Yelena Zhavoronkova is a graphic artist . . . and a friend of Josephine Yun.

Entered by: mangatude   On: November 13, 2007
Last edited by: mangatude   On: November 13, 2007

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