Review: 숨 Bring Traditional Korean Instruments To The Dance Floor In Darius Darek’s ‘New Krautrock Refix’ Remix Of ‘Rendezvous’
As the pace of modern life accelerates, one can often take refuge in putting on a pair of headphones and letting the music return us to a more introspective inner space.
Listening to a remix of "Rendezvous," a minimalist track by the traditional Korean music ensemble 숨[suːm], is like having your own personal soundtrack; giving your next commute to work a meaningful quality where an ordinary journey is transformed into a cinematic narrative evoking a range of emotions.
숨[suːm],who favor mostly acoustic stringed instruments, might seem like odd bedfellows with an electronic music producer like the German based Darius Darek. But then again, this is exactly the kind of collaboration that can cut across a spectrum of differences and affirm the universal language of music, especially to wider demographic younger listeners weaned on a precise grid of bleeps and bloops