What makes good folk music? It is a difficult question, and the answer is multi-faceted. But thankfully, I listen to 이랑 (Lang Lee) whenever I come up with that question.
I have been convinced that fans of Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Mount Eerie, The Books, and Four Tet will love Mid-Air Thief (공중도덕), and I was right.
From neon-glowing cyberpunky city to sandcastles in Okinawa – electronic producer and singer Aseul comes back with two fantastic synth-pop pieces.
If the ‘mellow’ side of South Korean electronic music had a patron, that most certainly would be the duo Casker.
Airy voice, quiet rhythm, dreamy soundscape. All nice ingredients to create chilling electronic music. South Korean musician YESEO has all of them and delivered her strong debut EP, “Million Things”.
“Se So Neon” (새소년) usually means “New Youngsters” in Korean. It was the name of children’s magazine published from 1960s to 1980s. The band borrowed its name from the magazine, found in an independent bookstore.