|Hwang, Jason Kao & Sang Won Park / Local Lingo|
|Artist:||Hwang, Jason Kao & Sang Won Park||Added:||08/2007|
|Add Date:||2007-10-14||Pull Date:||2007-12-16||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||16 Dec||9 Dec||25 Nov||18 Nov||4 Nov||21 Oct|
|1.||Dec 14, 2007:||Memory Select |
|4.||Nov 23, 2007:||Memory Select |
|2.||Dec 14, 2007:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|5.||Nov 16, 2007:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|3.||Dec 07, 2007:||Memory Select |
|6.||Nov 02, 2007:||Memory Select |
J.K. HWANG & S.W. PARK: Local Lingo |
Creative new music with an Asian outlook and a timeless sound. These duets place Hwang’s supple, clear violin against Park’s mysterious-sounding Korean zithers (the bowed ajeng and plucked kayagum) in atmospheric compositional/improv spaces that can be unsettling (1,4) inviting (2) or enigmatic (3, 5).
All very good. Take your pick.
1. 08:57 – sweet violin & groaning ajeng: slow call & response, then stark and dramatic interplay: stabbing, wailing, weeping, chugging.
2. 06:54 – relaxed Korean folk song: pretty tune, plain vocal, turns bluesy!
3. 15:07 – thoughtful violin swims through rubbery kayagum tones; picks up a sort of walking rhythm, then long, slow solos for each. The kayagum is just amazing, it sounds sampled or effected, but it isn’t…
4. 09:05 – slashing, sawing bowed lines unite & clash; then classical-folksy violin dances, occasionally rejoining with ajeng for crushing power.
5. 07:25 – slow solo/duo variations on a theme, sliding and strange.
[ Fo ] 13-Oct-07
|2.||Ari Rang||4.||Third Sight|