Guitarist Sam Lee is a bit of a fixture in the Korean music industry, having performed on tracks for both big Kpop idols and unknown indie musicians, contributing not only his guitar performance, but sometimes arrangements and compositions as well. It’s nice to have a face to go with his seemingly ubiquitous name on album liner credits, playing support to this quiet ballad by Song Daye.
Born to Kill, a gangster drama starring a still young Jung Woosung, almost gets by on his charisma and interaction with Shim Eunha alone, but the weak and logically lacking gangland story never gains enough traction to convince.
Big Phony proves himself the real thing with his short, intimate set in Hollywood on his way back to Korea from SXSW.
The talented cast can’t save The Adventures of Mrs. Park from its incomprehensible story and weak comedy.
A swingy, unbalanced, and aggressive take on the Horde magic variant.
Musical growth for Nell probably wasn’t necessary and so they were always slow to develop their sound beyond the blueprint set by their third/first album. And they often felt a little stale (even if still good) because of it. But their latest single does show a small bit of growth with the bouncy verse sung in an uncharacteristically lower register by bandleader Kim Jong Wan. And that’s enough for me to want to continue listening to Nell.
I was instantly interested the moment I first heard the Korean traditional-electronica hybrid of Ninano Nanda a year or two ago and their latest single delivers on the promise of the fused sound pretty well. Or maybe I just have a real weakness for gugak.
Though not without its faults, The Winter Soldier is arguably the best Marvel film yet.
This ambient electronic MV is both frightening and fascinating: a strangely compelling watch.