Japanese Rock is Becoming a Cultural Phenomena

Japanese Culture J-Rock


By: Music Babylon

Japan is painstakingly gearing up to make it to rule the world music scene. The newly invented trend of J-Rock, abbreviated from Japanese Rock is meant to aid it. The music trend has been already labeled as bizarre and unpredictable. The rock fans in entire world admit to its potent influence and fashion followers have been already enabled to estimate extraordinary stage images of the trend promoters.

J-Rock PhenomenaThe J-Rock is largely peculiar of the Visual Kei style, which reminds something as heroes of Japanese production cartoons. From the late 1980s, popular rock bands such as X Japan helped define the Visual Kei aesthetic in Japanese rock and pop music. The Visual Kei is often focused upon in the West as a uniquely Japanese part of the Rock music scene. Followers of the J-Rock boast such non-standard appearances that are usually rumored to employ aliens images. The J-Rock can hardly pose as rock alone. Japanese rock bands admire to name their songs something quite long and of philosophic character and mesh metal, punk, hard-core and gothic inside a composition. Admittedly, Japanese don't rule applying foreign languages while performing. J-Rock bands strongly strive to dominate on the world music scene, thus songs are recorded in English, as well as in French, Spanish, German and other languages. In the 1960s American and British counterculture figures created Psychedelic rock. However, in Japan, psychedelic rock took on a different flavor. While psychedelic rock was known for the drug intake of its performers leaving an impact on the hazy, drugged-out music, J-Rock performers tended to be drug-free, or even adamantly against the use of drugs.

The J-Rock has already significantly influenced development of modern music trends. Bands keep on holding experiments, choosing employing much of the J-Rock style, both in their art and images. The one to represent the trend in the US is Marylyn Manson. The band doesn't mean to sing the J-Rock songs, but the frontman's look makes him a follower of the Visual Kei style. The J-Rock is one of the most popular forms of music in its native Japan. Is it coined to prevail on musical scene?

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