Last year I attended Korean showcase festival Zandari Festa for the first time. I’d been hesitating about going for weeks, but ended up having such a great time that this year I made sure to plan a trip to Korea in time for Zandari Festa 2016. As this was I had prepared a bit better,… Continue reading
I’ve enjoyed the music of Wings of the ISANG since I first heard “Lost (상실의 시대)”. I rooted for the band on Top Band 2 and must be responsible for at least a 100 views of their Onstage videos. Yet I’ve somehow been too shy to reach out for an interview to actually get to… Continue reading
In September 2014 Goonam supported USA/Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever for a couple of shows in the US. Turns out that the two bands also spent some time together in a studio, the result of which will become available on orange 7″ vinyl limited to 500 copies for Black Friday 2016, November 25. The music… Continue reading
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.