|Various Artists / Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk & Agit Pop|
|Album:||Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk & Agit Pop||Collection:||World|
|Add Date:||2006-03-19||Pull Date:||2006-05-21||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||14 May||30 Apr||16 Apr||9 Apr||2 Apr|
|1.||Tue, 03 Feb 15:||DJ SedRocks|
|4.||Wed, 26 Mar 14:||Miss Information & Lestrygonia|
Sublime Frequencies 10 Year Anniversary
|2.||Tue, 20 Jan 15:||DJ SedRocks|
|5.||Tue, 30 Nov 10:||Gamma|
Gamma Radiation [with Kremit]
|3.||Tue, 13 Jan 15:||DJ SedRocks|
|6.||Fri, 10 Apr 09:||Kremit The Horn|
Emphysema For Emphasis
[coll]: RADIO PYONGYANG |
Sublime Frequencies, 2005
NORTH KOREA – Here’s yet another entry in Sublime Frequencies’ series of travel pastiches, blending live recordings, radio and TV snippets, and hard-to-find music releases into a mind-numbing audio collage. But this time it’s from North Korea, which means lots and lots of over-the-top heroic propaganda in praise of dictator Kim Jong Il! You don’t have to speak the language to know these singers are trying to manipulate/brainwash/browbeat you, but taken out of context it’s just like a big ball of fun.
The tracks are all pretty much the same, so just start any old place. Expect to hear plenty of cheesy synths, peppy melodies, large choruses alternating with high-pitched warbly lead voices, and bits of radio speeches.
2 sounds like a toothpaste commercial; 4 is more militaristic; 5 features little kids; 6 has a great English-language speech at the end.
[Fo] - 3/14/06
|2.||-||New Model Army|
|4.||-||Pride Of The Nation|
|5.||-||Start 'em Young|