Mono: a small mono-graph on Japanese post rock.

Introduction This short and brief report on Mono’s concert in Bruges (3/12/2014) doesn’t entail a review by all means. It aims at giving a possible explanation on the effectivity of their music, the effectivity of their instrumental post-rock. I’m not a music expert, nor did I wade through theory to be able to write this. You could…

Small commentaries: Zentai: Hokkyoku Nigo (North Pole No. 2).

Small commentaries is a new segment on Psycho-cinematography. The main purpose of this segment is to provide commentary on Japanese culture, media, news, … . This often rather crude commentary aims to instigate discussion. The commentary is thus more a question than an answer. So if you want to reply, critique or corroborate my writings…

Zentai

Introduction of the term   The signifier Zentai (ゼンタイ) is a portmanteau word, which is a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms. Zentai derives from the term: “zenshin taitsu”, 全身タイツ. Let’s take a closer look at that last signifier and the kanji’s and katakana’s of which…

An ordinary way of saying what’s to come

Hello, こんにちわ, to everyone who’s reading this, to everyone whose interest in Japanese culture (the high and/or the low arts) made him find this blog. I want to give everyone a brief heads-up, a brief look into the future. No, not into your future, but into the future of this blog. For this, I ask, like Robin Hood…