By request... Schmaltzy synth-pop, revolutionary rock, cheeky child rap, and a healthy dose of hagiography for Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, this is the now NOW sound of North Korea! A hermit kingdom with a rich folk history and an even richer tradition in over-the-top praise for the ruling House of Kim, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea remains a diplomatic thorn and a culture never Neverland. Boasting a heady mix of Stalin opera, Tokyo karaoke and brooding impressionism, the sound of present-day P'yŏngyang distills into warped agit-pop and lost-in-time commie funk. If you've ever wondered what goes on in North Korean music, this is your vehicle for exploration. Christiaan Virant has visited this mysterious land and has assembled this amazing audio collage. Captured within are rare live recordings from various performances and mass games demonstrations, sounds lifted from People's Army television dramas, samples from hard-to-find CD releases obtained in the capital, and of course, news reports from the real Radio P'yŏngyang, which continues to broadcast to this day, albeit under the new, strikingly anodyne moniker "Voice of Korea."
Год: 2005 Страна: North Korea Лейбл: Sublime Frequencies
Содержание: 01. Unknown Artist: Motherland Megamix (5:13) 02. Unknown Artist: New Model Army (5:58) 03. Unknown Artist: Numbers Game (6:38) 04. Unknown Artist: Pride Of The Nation (9:03) 05. Unknown Artist: Start 'Em Young (5:34) 06. Unknown Artist: Arirang (5:02) 07. Unknown Artist: Commie Funk (3:38) 08. Unknown Artist: Motherland Redux (6:29)