モジャン棒

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Moja stick (モジャン棒) is the personal circle of Touhou arranger 田中じゅんじろー, also see: (有)はしやすめwithオンパシラオールスターズ.

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A short sample of 擦切サイクル from the album モジャの輪 released in mid 2017, it is arranged and performed by 田中じゅんじろー.
A short sample of 無声慟哭 from the album [maboroshinthe] released in mid 2014, it is arranged and performed by 田中じゅんじろー.
A short sample of 刹那コミュニケヰション from the album モジャのある生活 released in late 2012, it is arranged and performed by 田中じゅんじろー.

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Moja stick
Dates
2011 - present
Website
口角ディストーション
Genre
Vocal, Rock
Members
田中じゅんじろー (Tanaka Junjiro) — Arrangement and other stuff (twitter)

Description

Moja stick (モジャン棒 mojanbou) are a Touhou Rock arrangement circle and the personal circle of Touhou arranger and guitarist 田中じゅんじろー.[1] The circle's arrangement style can be described as guitar-centric Alternative Rock that combines energetic and colorful staccato guitar patters with rhythm sections dominated by sharp guitar tones and pronounced baselines. Despite the guitar-centric nature of the his arrangement style, 田中じゅんじろー's vocals are central to many of Moja stick's arrangements, this results in Rock arrangements where the focus can alternate between vocals and lead guitar, but is also often shared by the two. The use of melodic basslines and the shared lead roles of vocal and guitar, when combined with the circle's tendency towards higher tempo arrangements and their occasional use of chorus melodies culminate in energetic Touhou Rock arrangements with a fair degree of melodic depth. In addition to Touhou arrangements 田中じゅんじろー has also released several original Vocaloid songs, many of which have promotional videos on niconico and can be viewed on 田中じゅんじろー's Vocaloid mylist.

Releases by the circle are primarily composed of their characteristic medium to high tempo Alternative rock arrangements but will usually feature outliers such as slowly building Rock ballads and short instrumental intro or interlude tracks. The circle's first album モジャのある生活 featured a greater emphasis on flowing guitar work more consistent with western Rock, but subsequent albums starting with モジャのみぞ知るセカイ released in 2013 more firmly cemented their arrangement style. Another notable change occurred in the circle's discography after the release of [maboroshinthe] in 2014 as subsequent albums would feature a clearer and more reserved mix when compared to the more aggressive approaches used prior. Albums released by Moja stick feature a distinct aesthetic as a result of the design and art work done by azayaction (a.k.a. sakuma) of 4989, this unity of aesthetic in the circle's discography goes beyond album cover art, as all of their booklet interiors notably feature collages made up of photography and abstract art over which the lyrics are artistically laid out. As 田中じゅんじろー is the sole member of Moja stick, it's releases have naturally featured his vocals almost exclusively, despite this there have been several occasions where other vocalists have been featured on his arrangements. The most notable example of this is the album モジャンガール☆宣誓ション!! which features an all female cast of vocalists, but there are several other instances where these same vocalists have been featured, such as guest arrangements (see guest arrangement section) and tracks from the album モジャの輪 that received post-release PVs featuring their vocals. A number of PVs for arrangements by Moja stick can be viewed on 田中じゅんじろー's niconico account.

Prior to founding Moja stick, 田中じゅんじろー was active in the Touhou doujin community as the president (社長) of a 5 piece Touhou Rock arrangement band called (有)はしやすめwithオンパシラオールスターズ (Hashiyasume Co.,Ltd. with Onpashira allstars), where he took on many important duties beyond his role as one of the group's guitarists.[2] As the president he was in charge of everything from the lyrics, to the mixing and mastering of their albums, to the arrangements themselves, 田中じゅんじろー was in fact actively involved in arranging music for both circles until (有)はしやすめwithオンパシラオールスターズ ceased activity in 2015. 田中じゅんじろー's personal website is called "口角ディストーション" (Koukaku Distortion) and should not be confused with the circle モジャン棒.


Discography

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モジャのある生活
Release date: 2012-12-30 (Comiket 83)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Phantasmagoria of Flower View, as well as several short instrumentals compositions. A small handful of it's tracks would be re-recorded for モジャの輪.

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モジャのみぞ知るセカイ
Release date: 2013-08-12 (Comiket 84)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Subterranean Animism.

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群雄割拠のモジャ時代
Release date: 2013-12-30 (Comiket 85)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Mountain of Faith as well as several original instrumental compositions.

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こモ?e.p vo.1
Release date: 2014-05-11 (Reitaisai 11)
A short 3 track EP featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night and Double Spoiler. It features 2 tracks that would appear on モジャの輪 and one track unique to the EP.

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[maboroshinthe]
Release date: 2014-08-16 (Comiket 86)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Lotus Land Story, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Undefined Fantastic Object, Dolls in Pseudo Paradise, Changeability of Strange Dream and Trojan Green Asteroid. It is a concept album with a supplemental work called dappo-nmnq that gives additional insight into the album's world view and concept.

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聖少女棒
Release date: 2014-12-29 (Comiket 87)
A short 4 track collaboration album with GIRLSICK featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object. The two circles each covered an arrangement from one another's past work in addition to contributing one new arrangement.

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モジャンガール☆宣誓ション!!
Release date: 2015-05-10 (Reitaisai 12)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Shoot the Bullet and Undefined Fantastic Object. It notably features an all female cast of vocalists.

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モジャの輪
Release date: 2017-05-07 (Reitaisai 14)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night and Phantasmagoria of Flower View. It's longer than recent releases as a result of re-recordings from モジャのある生活 and tracks from こモ?e.p vo.1 being featured.

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モジャが二人を分かつまで
Release date: 2018-05-06 (Reitaisai 15)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Perfect Cherry Blossom and Phantasmagoria of Flower View, as well as an original instrumental composition. It notably features vocals by both 田中じゅんじろー and female vocalist 咲子, すけぞう and もな.

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全部モジャのせいだ
Release date: 2018-10-14 (Autumn Reitaisai 5)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Subterranean Animism and Undefined Fantastic Object. It notably features vocals by both 田中じゅんじろー and female vocalists 咲子 and もな.

Other Works

Non-Touhou
Touhou Related

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モジャヌポウ
Release date: 2011-12-30 (Comiket 81)
An early demo featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night and Phantasmagoria of Flower View, all of it's tracks would appear on the circle's first album モジャのある生活.

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紙コンピ
Release date: 2013-12-30 (Comiket 85)
An large compilation album featuring arrangements of themes from Mystic Square, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Subterranean Animism, Undefined Fantastic Object and Magical Astronomy, as well as original compositions. It was released free-of-charge as a way to promote the participating circles and features a great number of tracks that were already released or would appear on later albums.

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ですまーち!
Release date: 2014-08-16 (Comiket 86)
A compilation album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Shoot the Bullet, Mountain of Faith, Subterranean Animism, Double Dealing Character and Shuusou Gyoku. It features arrangements from a number of Touhou Rock arrangement circles.

モジャン棒 has also contributed to two album as part of a collaboration circle called モジャモジャごりら病 along with ごりら公園 and HAYARI病. The tracks contributed to these albums would appear in their main discography.

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東方夏空音 ~AIR SONIC
Release date: 2012-08-11 (Comiket 82)
A collaboration album featuring arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Phantasmagoria of Flower View and Ten Desires.

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AIR SONIC
Release date: 2013-08-11 (Comiket 84)
A collaboration album featuring arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Immaterial and Missing Power, Imperishable Night, Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object. It notably features arrangements by the モジャモジャごりら病 members as well as several other Touhou Rock arrangement circles.

Guest Arrangements

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