Cornelius's Fantasma

November 28, 2019|
Cornelius's Fantasma by Martin Roberts
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In Tokyo in the early 1990s, an indie band called Flipper's Guitar was at the forefront of a new wave in Japanese popular music known as Shibuya-kei. The band's founder, Keigo Oyamada, would go on to produce, under the name Cornelius, a series of albums that are among the most innovative in Japanese popular music of the past two decades. Oyamada's third album under his Cornelius alter-ego, Fantasma (1997), played a key role in putting J-pop on the world map for Western music fans, and Oyamada himself is today one of the most respected figures in the Japanese music industry. This book tells the story of Fantasma's emergence from the Shibuya-kei scene and considers the wider impact of Oyamada's work both internationally and on Japanese popular music today. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.
Martin Roberts teaches courses on global digital media at Dartmouth College and Emerson College, USA. His research focuses on subcultural identities and practices in an age of globalization. His publications include essays on global documentary film, world music, and the J-pop genre Shibuya-kei.
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Title:Cornelius's FantasmaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:200 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:November 28, 2019Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501330217

ISBN - 13:9781501330216

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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