Asian Weirdness

I was discussing the almost total absence of interesting Korean music with a colleague the other day, and he mentioned a bar he used to go to which had an amazing collection of 60's and 70's western rock. Apparently there were some people clued in with Dylan, Zeppelin, the Byrds et al but during the dictatorship period this all got locked down, and culturally it seems to me that they are yet to recover (although the cinema is excellent, so work that one out). Bang on cue, I read out about the new album Pysch Funk 101 (buy it here), a collection of 60's and 70's freakery from around the world, including Kim Sun's 'The Man Who Must Leave":

Sorry Korea, I may have underestimated you.

Of course, we expect weirdness from the Japanese, and this is a terrific example:

Out now on DFA

Free mp3's:

Yura Yura Teikoku, “Sweet Surrender (Remix)” (via 20JFG)

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