Jambinai - A Hermitage album review
Sweet Seoul music from South Korean trio.
You only have to look at the work of mind-mangling filmmakers such as Park Chan-wook (creator of the disturbing Oldboy) to realise there’s a strange, unique and oh-so-dark corner of South Korea’s artistic network where fevered minds are conjuring works of great horror and beauty. With their second album, Jambinai prove themselves equally innovative and avant-garde. Utilising traditional Korean instruments such as the fiddle-like haegeum, piri (a bamboo flute) and geomungo (Korean zither) alongside guitars, they weave largely instrumental tapestries depicting fear, isolation and, in places, a cautious hope.