Jeong Sanghoon‘s Asphalt Music is now available for sampling via last.fm. I got my copy of the CD earlier this week and fell in love immediately on first listen. A lot of it sounds like the soundtrack for some painstakingly beautiful movie, and there’s also a lot of The Invisible Fish feeling on the album even though he chose to release it under his own name. Had I heard the album sooner it would’ve definitely ended up on my list of best releases of 2010.
For the curious, the book that the CD is sold with has been written by Kim Yeon Seo and it is called 7번국조 Revisited. It’s a paperback novel on the theme of love, from the look of it not of the happy kind.
To hear more music from Jeong Sanghoon, you can check out the trailer for new movie Come Rain, Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다). The movie opens on March 3, and in the trailer you can hear two songs he made under the alias The Invisible Fish, namely 후 and former MAP song 저물다.
As you may already be aware, Jeong Sanghoon was once a member in what may have been Korea’s finest modern folk duo, Bluedawn, and his partner at the time was Han Hee Jung. Although this video advertises her Korean solo concert Two-faced woman, I found it interesting enough to use this post as an excuse to share the link: 2011.03.12 한희정 단독콘서트 ‘두 얼굴의 여자’