I’m not sure how to describe Suk Hong‘s “My Day is Sold by the Hour.” It’s got that ambient environmental audioscape mixed with electronic highlights. It also reminds me of Akira Yamaoka, the composer behind the Silent Hill series. The latest single was released on March 1, 2024.

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Suk Hong, a musician based in Seoul, returns with My Day is Sold by the Hour, a single release recorded in Guro district, a former hub of the textile industry and now the largest digital industrial complex in Korea. While the area is blanketed in fog, its stories are evident sonically.

With electroacoustic approaches and contemporary sonic landscapes intertwined, Hong attempts to unveil the innate remarkableness of the captured moments. Punctuated by the growls of string instruments, the mosaic of field recordings spanning three years weaves through a granular and deconstructed framework. Timbres are carved out from the raw recordings, contouring the outline of its running narrative—an unforeseeable series of vignettes.

Written, recorded and mixed by Suk Hong 

Mastered by Stephan Mathieu, Schwebung Mastering

Suk Hong Press Release

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