[Recall 2008] A Meeting with Yeongene

This article written after an interview with Yeongene was edited by Philip Gowman and first published on London Korean Links. If you’re into Korean music and have a thing for cute pop you are probably already familiar with Linus’ Blanket. And if you are, you are probably well aware that the name of the band’s adorable vocalist is Yeongene (연진) . It… Continue reading

[Recall 2008] A Meeting with Zitten

This article written after an interview with Zitten was edited by Philip Gowman and first published on London Korean Links. In January, Korea’s premier indie label, Pastel Music, released a 5CD compilation to commemorate its 5th birthday. On those five CDs there are 71 songs in total. Needless to say there is plenty of good music on those CDs… Continue reading

[Recall 2007] A Meeting with MOT

This article written after an interview with MOT was edited by Philip Gowman and first published on London Korean Links. The summer of 2004, MOT’s debut album, non-linear, was my soundtrack of choice. Three years later, MOT have finally released their second album, Strange season, and it’s hard to think of a better suited companion for this rainy summer…. Continue reading

[Recall 2007] A Meeting with Tearliner

This article written after an interview with Tearliner was edited by Philip Gowman and first published on London Korean Links. There’s a consensus among Korean indie music lovers that Pastel Music offers high quality music. One of the main reasons why this consensus arose is Tearliner. Thanks to orienkorean and his cousin I was able to make contact… Continue reading