Trio Closer : Coexistence

Trio Closer : Coexistence

Smooth jazz was my entry way into jazz proper. While trying to find study music on the radio, I found the smooth jazz station and took a liking to the easy pop approach to the genre. Years later did I realize how small a subset smooth jazz was in the larger scheme of...
Pento (펜토) : Adam

Pento (펜토) : Adam

Pento has one of the most distinctive styles in the history of Korean hip-hop. He offers a moody combination of industrial hip-hop, trip-hop, and experimental electronic music, with rapping that is simultaneously nonchalant and breathless. After five years, he’s back...
The Stray (스트레이) : Fever

The Stray (스트레이) : Fever

After two pre-release singles in 2014, The Stray finally released their anticipated first EP album on March 4th. This five member modern pop/rock band’s first EP, Fever, is undoubtedly lacking in some aspects but ultimately it is a fun and easy listen that will please...
EE : Dear Door

EE : Dear Door

If you are craving music that is fresh and new, look no further. With their latest EP Dear Door, EE will either leave a lasting impression on first time listeners or settle their fans’ desire for more crazy, fun music which the group does best. I really love how...
Suda (수다쟁이) : 북가좌동 349-17

Suda (수다쟁이) : 북가좌동 349-17

Despite having a very minimal solo portfolio, Sudachaengie (or Suda for short) has made himself known through his participation in various projects such as Speaking Trumpet, Cloudancer, and Get Backers. I’ve always loved his biting, dynamic presence in these groups,...
Love X Stereo : We Love We Leave, Part 1

Love X Stereo : We Love We Leave, Part 1

It feel like every time Love X Stereo is ready to explode, something holds them back. Now a duo, Love X Stereo are using 2015 as a rebirth for the band. We Love We Leave, Part 1 makes this apparent. The EP contains two new songs with their older songs getting a new...
Kwon Tree (권나무) : 그림

Kwon Tree (권나무) : 그림

Kwon Tree’s first full length album, 그림, received much critical acclaim since its release in November of 2014, even being nominated for four different categories in the Korean Music Awards. 그림 is a fantastic folk album that is undoubtedly deserving of this acclaim,...
JJK (제제케) : Noble Collision (고결한 충돌)

JJK (제제케) : Noble Collision (고결한 충돌)

JJK is one of the most prominent figures in Korean hip-hop, and he’s back with Noble Collision. The album is a documentation of his family life, making for a personal and intimate listening experience. Noble Collision has two qualities that keep it grounded: JJK’s...
The Daisy : 사랑하나봐요

The Daisy : 사랑하나봐요

I decided to review The Daisy after listening to her OST “어떡하죠” from the drama Cheongdamdong Scandal. She has featured in other drama OSTs as well, singing “죽을만큼 보고 싶다고” from the drama My Dear Cat and “흔한 이별에 유난스러워서” from the drama...
전기흐른 (Electricity Flowing) : We Live By Night

전기흐른 (Electricity Flowing) : We Live By Night

It’s been a couple years since Electricity Flowing released Guilty Pleasure. I enjoyed the EP and it was nice to read that the duo have a new album. We Live By Night still contains the band’s fun electronic dance and disco sound, but the full length is...