Sunday, October 30, 2016

Song of the Day # 1,015 Kim Jung Mi

An album that has gathered a considerable cult around itself since its release in 1972. King Jung Mi's, Now. Masterminded by legendary songwriter, producer and guitarist Shim Joong Hyun and fronted by a young schoolgirl singing dreamily over a whole set of meditations on nature and the passing of time.

The whole record is remarkable but I'll let these selections stand for the whole and leave those who have their curiosity piqued to hopefully explore the rest. Wind sounds like mid-sixties West Coast artists like Buffalo Springfield or Jefferson Airplane fronted by a Korean Francoise Hardy. Your Dream like a song still waiting for a retro Quentin Tarantino scene to soundtrack. It all lets you imagine that whole love and peace vibe taking place a few years down the line on the other side of the world in an equally oppressive political national mindset. 'Turn off your mind' as the man said...

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