Sunday, March 22, 2009
shin jung hyun & yup juns -- vol. 1 (korea, 1974)
several years ago, a co-worker [not into psychedelic music at all] very kindly picked this up for me [unasked] on a visit home in Korea, after she had once watched me excitedly bring in my copy of shadoks' deluxe LP reissue of countrymen HE6's "go go sound" (had to pick it up at the post office on my way in...in general, i try to avoid carrying deluxe LP reissues of Korean psych to work with me).
it's a fine album, veering all over the stylistic map. while nothing earth-shattering--apart from one semi-"funky" number that had this scribe mildly-cringing near its interminable end, very much worth your time. nice fuzz work in spots, and one track in particular is communal-psych konk-out-bliss. there's some more information here &, in particular, about half-way down the page here (this is the "second LP version", as noted in the latter link).
[discographers: my copy's (almost) entirely in Korean, so, sorry, no tracklisting this time. i could transliterate Korean if i really wanted to...but it takes a while, so, um, i won't.]