Any recommendations for Korean groups/bands that aren't kpop?
Looking mainly for rock, indie, electronic, or jazz, but anything you find worth listening to is fine.
Kim Jung Mi - Now
>Korean Psych-Folk, one of my favorites
Mukimukimanmansu - 2012
>freak folk duo from South Korea
>these chicks are weird, but in a interesting way
dont have a DL , sorry
Seo tai ji- 90s shit did altenative and metal etc
Han dae su- fork rock
But then there's really few other musicians worth checking out koreans has no culture
Because of sensorship back in 80s i hear
I'm Korean-American but I don't fuck with all-Korean lyrics because I'm not pretentious enough to pretend I enjoy shit I don't fully understand.
That being said, these two Korean-American punk bands are pretty good:
Resist & Exist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz0C_-A43oE
Assassination Squad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5PUL44uBPc
FUCK KPOP AND FUCK KPOP "FANS".
BUNCH OF POSERS.
stole my two choices mang - both beautiful albums (the bassline on Korean Alphabet amirite)
And mukimuki are def weird, but there is an earnestness in their vocal explosions, in that tribal drumming - A ritualistic fervor that I find absolutely wonderful
Also, if you like post-rock/shoegaze - Zzzam is pretty cool (im sure you can find an album - though I still havent found the one this jam is from)
but your pretentious enough to put lyrics above sound, right :^)
Shin Jung Hyun and the Men do some great work.
did some great work...
still do? I don't know. But yeah great band.
OP here, thanks for all the feedback. I'll definitely check all these out.
This might not interest you, but I just wanted some opinions. Although I'm a Korean American, I haven't listened to much Korean music on my own accord. Most of my exposure comes from my parents who mainly listen to kpop or the traditional folk music, which seeing as how I didn't learn much of the language to begin with, definitely affected how I perceived Korean music growing up. But now that I'm older, I'm trying to get myself to listen to the country's music.
Do you think it's important that I try to immerse myself in my country's musical culture, or should I not worry as much?
Korean American here too. I think you should listen to whatever the fuck you want to listen to. I do enjoy the korean side of my heritage so finding good music (not kpop) is p cool.
check out koreanindie.com
here is 201, I wish I had a better quality, still alright though.
also a recent album I like by a group names Ynot? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JhZfGTW0eI
Eloise - Video One
It's a great EP by a small indie band from Korea.
I think they changed their name though, someone should post their other stuff if they know of it.
my parents don't really like music that much
my father was into pet shop boys once but only because i liked them and made him 'best of' mixtapes to listen while driving
thanks for asking tho
some of my all time favorite songs are sung in a foreign language. Just because I can't understand it doesn't mean I don't like how it sounds or the flow of the song.
Sure, I want to learn some of the languages so I can understand the lyrics someday, but it doesn't do any harm to not know what they're singing about.
I'm right there with you. Even in English I rarely pay too much attention to lyrics. I could only recite lyrics to a handful of my favorite songs. The voice is just like another instrument in the song and what it's saying only matters half the time. I can understand most korean but I used to listen to japanese music all the time and I have no idea what they're saying. Or take Sigur Ros for example, using a made up language.
>/mu/ likes Mukimukimanmansu
Why am i not surprised? You niggas actually like Yukari and memegrips