Artist: Jaeho Hwang
Album: ‘Non-self 비자아’
Format: Cassette / Digital / Pills USB / Sunglasses mp3's player
Master: Pal Hwang Dan
Release Date: 1st March 2019
‘Non-self 비자아’ is the first EP from London-based, South Korean musician and visual artist Jaeho Hwang. The six-track EP explores his sense of identity in the digital age as refracted through the Buddhist concept of anatta, or non-self—the belief that there is no unchanging, permanent soul or essence in living beings. Inspired by the Buddhist concept of impermanent selfhood, the EP combines dark, industrial club beats with traditional Korean instruments and samples
Jaeho Hwang draws from the dark, stuttering beats from London’s experimental club scene—harsh industrial sounds recall no-wave’s minimalist deconstruction. His use of traditional Korean instruments within this context, like the piri bamboo flute, or the stringed kayagum, recast traditional textures into modern form. On Sad Relationship, Jaeho samples the famous 80s South Korean pop ballad of the same name. The song glitches like a memory, warped and torn by an electronic tumult, and haunted by the original’s sentimental melody.
Releases March 1, 2019