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Visual kei

Definition of the noun Visual kei

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  1. A Japanese music movement which emerged in the 1980s, characterized by eccentric, flamboyant looks and sometimes an androgynous appearance.

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Visual kei is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics. Some sources think that visual kei refers to a music genre, with its sound usually related to glam rock, punk rock and heavy metal. However, visual kei acts play various genres, including those considered by some as unrelated to rock such as electronic, pop, etc. Other sources, including members of the movement themselves, state that it is not a music genre and that the fashion and participation in the related subculture is what exemplifies the use of the term.

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Google previewHorimiya (2016)

by HERO,

Page 65 - Visual kei Visual kei is a Japanese music subculture uith a prominent visual component. The music can range from hard rock to playful pop, but the style is usually characterized by colorful, elaborate costumes and hair design, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Gothic (2015)

by William Hughes, David Punter, Andrew Smith

Although the Gothic Lolita style undeniably derives from Western Gothic aestheticism, it remains expressive of local cultural values, some of its specifically Japanese references including the Visual Kei transgender musical movement, where ...

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