The 15th Korean Music Awards are closing in and time has come for me to follow Cessa and Jung in offering my predictions for who the winners will be. This is always a fun exercise to me, especially so this year when I’ve been extra clueless about what goes on outside of my usual rock… Continue reading
Electric Muse is currently in the middle of celebrating its 10th anniversary. I’ve been following the label since the beginning and have greatly enjoyed a majority of its releases. As I can’t be in Seoul to celebrate in person, here’s a list of my 10 favorite releases on Electric Muse until now. Click the album… Continue reading
This article listing Anna’s favorite releases of 2009 was edited by Philip Gowman and first posted on London Korean Links Since finally giving up my life as a student to get out into the real world a couple of years ago my relation to new music has changed a lot. I see an interesting looking… Continue reading
This year it seems my autumn disappeared before it even begun. And now Christmas is here and as good as over, too. Being a Swede, celebrations in my family took place on Christmas Eve with a focus primarily on eating. I’ve also been playing a good deal of Cross Boss and The Settlers of Catan… Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Dringe Augh has been preparing for his second full-length album for a long time, and on April 4th it’ll finally be released–two years after the release of his first official album. The title is Drooled and Slobbered and just like his previous releases lyrics are all in English. Ranging from just Dringe Augh playing… Continue reading
Several labels are having big anniversaries this year and celebrating accordingly. Pastel Music is celebrating 10 years with covers on digital singles, Beatball Records will be celebrating 10 years with a concert in a couple of weeks, and Electric Muse is celebrating 5 years with a compilation released on June 7th. The title is 5th… Continue reading
In August 2011 Shibuya-based label Octave Soul released it’s first batch of Korean indie CDs in Japan, starting with Sunkyeol and Vidulgi OoyoO. More releases followed and on January 18th it’s time for the first batch of 2012, with plenty of Korea’s finest music. Most albums have been licensed just the way they were originally… Continue reading
It’s great to see so many reviews online in English nowadays! Janet has had a listen to the EP debut from Dringe Augh, and although far from as enthusiastic about it as I am, she did find some use for it: Dringe Augh: Individually Wrapped EP.