Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Korea’s acid folk singers. Many are the legends that cling to his songs – political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, a ten-year period of mountain seclusion.
Despite having been active since the mid-’80s and having released four acclaimed albums in Korea, most Western listeners only became aware of him through his tracks on the recent Damon & Naomi compilation, International Sad Hits.
On 10 Days Butterfly, his fifth album, he mines productive veins of profound melancholy, animistic nature, and unfathomable, hermetic affection. The whole is couched in a veil of the most gorgeous, still melodicism, Kim’s vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, violin, piano, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly beautiful masterpiece.
Kim Doo Soo | Ten Days Butterfly
Beginning with her first Constellation release in 2006, Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista project has steadily been gaining recognition for it’s complex beauty and fierce, raging appeals.
Bozulich has been knocking these and other ideas in art, writing and conceptual performance into form for two decades.
Evangelista is the best and the brightest, a brash and dandy band of adventurous risk takers. Music/sound that sometimes whispers and licks, sometimes pulls the listener so close that it is hard to breathe, sometimes screams in ritual satisfaction.
A consistent bucking of categorization ensues. When pressed, Carla calls it Gospel Noise.
Cellist Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and powerful performer.
Her playing incorporates a love of noise, extended technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition, together with a sensitive ear and a sense of suspense worthy of Bernard Hermann.
Kim Doo Soo & Carla Bozulich & Okkyung Lee LIVE
presented by OTO
Friday, 13 April 2012 | 21:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg