Caligrafía por Sally Chan
Guitarist, singer and songwriter 연민's debut was recorded at the acclaimed Audioguy Studio in Seoul, Korea. The recording studio has worked on albums by some of Korea's finest artists such as renowned jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah and folk singer-songwriter Kim Doo Soo.
This exquisitely breathtaking track, recorded live, was mastered by Joel Hatstat (Crooked Fingers, Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children) operating out of Athens, Georgia.
The arresting performance defies easy categorization, but the piece recalls some of the very best elements of post-punk together with the effects-laden radiant soundscapes of prime shoegaze, contemporary classical music and post-rock at its most expressive and sublime; the piece is, in fact, significantly informed by diverse forms of international traditional music.
Though inimitably innovatory, those who appreciate The Durutti Column, Mark Hollis, Papa M, The Cure, The Triffids, The Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Easterhouse, Talk Talk, House of Love, Sigur Rós – will be enthralled by the piece. Other musical points of reference include: Alice Coltrane and John Trudell.
The music video prominently features the mysterious and brilliant paintings of Jang Seung-eop (1843–1897) (pen name Owon), an acclaimed 19th century Korean artist little-known outside of Korea. The video was curated and developed through the collaboration of several artists based in both Korea and Hong Kong.