DISQO VOLANTE : re: lit

DISQO VOLANTE : re: lit

When DISQO VOLANTE emailed me about his upcoming release, I was curious. Mainly because I never heard of him before and was wondering what kind of music he made. After listening to “Pretend For A Day,” I was interested in hearing his EP. re: lit is unlike...
Wings of the ISANG : Stream of Consciousness

Wings of the ISANG : Stream of Consciousness

I watched a lot of YouTube videos featuring Wings of the ISANG. Their first release was in 2011 and Stream of Consciousness is their first full length. On their Facebook page, they simply tag themselves as rock, but the band is so much more than that. Combining rock,...
Dabda : Island of Each

Dabda : Island of Each

When I first listened to Dabda, a trio from Seoul, I was reminded of certain melodic math rock bands that I’d heard in the past. With Island of Each, Dabda have made an immediately engrossing EP with rhythmic complexity and carefully worked-in dissonance that...
Counter Reset : Counter Reset

Counter Reset : Counter Reset

It’s crazy to think that Counter Reset‘s self titled album is their fourth full length. When I heard about them, I thought they were a newer punk band. But looking at their discography, they’ve been around since 2003. The best thing about Counter...
Yksi : NeverEnding Tales

Yksi : NeverEnding Tales

Yksi, a band I would describe as having predominantly folk and rock influences, threads their album NeverEnding Tales with a fascinating combination of lyricism and visceral emotional pain. Indeed, one thorough listen of this work can have a marked effect on...
Shin Seol Hee : Cinder Cone

Shin Seol Hee : Cinder Cone

When I first started listening to Shin Seol Hee, I wasn’t quite sure what to classify her music as. Her album, Cinder Cone, begins with a song with the same title and present a down tempo electronic tone. But the core melody is presented through a keyboard with...