The fifth edition of Korea’s premier showcase festival Zandari Festa kicks off today, September 30. I have yet to make up my mind about what to see, but luckily it’s not until tomorrow that the official showcases start leaving an extra day to figure it out. In case anybody else is in the same situation,… Continue reading
When I first heard the idea of creating an international showcase festival in Korea, I thought it sounded very interesting but couldn’t really see it happening. Zandari Festa did come along, but even after it had taken place the first time I remained cautious that it could turn into something worthwhile. It was only after… Continue reading
Wings of the ISang released new album 의식의 흐름 (Stream of Consciousness) on September 6th, offering 84 minutes of post-rock inspired music spanning 2 CDs. Alongside new titles the album includes new recordings of old favorites “날개 (Wings)” and “상실의시대 (Lost)” as well as 2014 single track “망각”. The title track music video, created by Kim Bo Sol, was published this week.
Two months ago Lang Lee released her second full-length album. It’s a very strong release with great songs, intriguing arrangements, and of course Lang Lee’s characteristic vocals. Billed as her last album, however, it caught fans by surprise. I was as confused as anybody else and figured that the best way to get some clarity… Continue reading
Last year I went to the first ever Modern Sky Helsinki and had a fantastic time. So good of a time that I named it the best music festival I’ve ever attented. This year Modern Sky Helsinki returns, taking place in the Finnish capital August 26-27. Jambinai will be the only Korean act to perform… Continue reading
Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for June last week. Lots of notable Korean indie music releases came out during the month. Here’s a look at how it managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart June saw the release of several anticipated albums. Kiha & The Faces‘ 4th full-length album was released… Continue reading
Lang Lee released her second full-length album 신의 놀이 on July 13. Billed as her final album, it is a 96-page book with lyrics and essays accompanying the downloadable tracks. The death centered release has been in the making for 3 years. Instead of using a record studio, the 10 songs from 신의 놀이 were recorded at Amenohi Coffee.
Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for May ten days ago. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart Plenty of excellent albums were released during May and many of the indie releases did show up on Gaon’s weekly Korean album chart. However, only… Continue reading
Two years after the release of second full-length album Day Off, the time has come for screamo band Hollow Jan to put out new material. On July 10 Hollow Jan will have a release show for new single Scattered By The Breeze at Club Sharp. It introduces new song “Scattered By The Breeze” and also… Continue reading