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Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: The Evening River
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Vinyl edition of this stunningly beautiful album of fragile and haunting Korean folk from Kim Doo Soo that was issued earlier in 2010 on CD by Japans consistently incredible PSF label. Kim Doo Soos first major appearance outside of Korea was through the Damon & Naomi curated International Sad Hits compilation featuring 4 tracks from Kim. This was followed with PSF releasing his first new record in 5 years, 2007s superb 10 Days Butterfly. On Evening River, Kim has re-recorded some of his finest songs from his past records -- the recordings are largely focused on just Kims fragile voice and sublime guitar playing and harmonica, but at times Kim is accompanied with several additional musicians/instruments, including synth, cello, accordion, guitar, horn, bass and backing vocals. The songs and re-recordings are superb, capturing perfectly Kims laid back guitar playing and his fragile vocals, somehow mixing psychedelic blurs, with traditional playing with melancholic turns. Edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140 gram virgin vinyl housed in gatefold sleeves including an 8-page lyric book with Korean and English lyrics and colour photographs of Kim." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: 10 Days Butterfly
Format: Double LP
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $66.00
"Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Koreas 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, Kims vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, violin, piano, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly beautiful masterpiece." - Alan Cumming. Small restock..

Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: Evening River
Format: Double CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"Long awaited second release on PSF by dream-weaving Korean folk singer, Kim Doo Soo. The album features beautifully restrained new recordings of Kim Doo Soos most classic songs -- a highly personal selection, made by Kim himself. The discovery of Kim Doo Soo outside Korea, through the Damon & Naomi compiled International Sad Hits and then on his first new album in five years, Ten Days Butterfly (PSFD-175), was one of the more gratifying moments of the last decade. Here was an entirely unknown voice and a poetic sensibility that is tender, richly melodic, agonizingly soulful, and undeniably human. These re-recordings of some of Kims most striking songs from his previous five albums focus on the hypnotic patterns of his acoustic guitar and voice, with some subtle tonal shading from percussion, brass, synth, accordion and cello. The result is a lulling, deeply flowing whole, ripe with the subtle and seductive currents of the evening river of the title. Includes a bonus three track CD. Fourteen tracks in total. Gatefold papersleeve. Booklet includes lyrics in Korean, Japanese and English." - PSF.

Artist: DOO SOO, KIM
Title: Free Spirit
Format: CD
Label: Riverman Music
Country: Korea
Price: $18.00
"This is the 2002 fourth album by Koreas true cult folk/singer-songwriter hero, Kim Doo Soo. Kim Doo Soo is perhaps the deepest and most introspective of Koreas acid folk singers. Legends surround his songs -- political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, a 10-year period of mountain seclusion. In spite of four acclaimed albums in Korea, most Western listeners only became aware of Kim through his tracks on Damon & Naomis compilation International Sad Hits Volume One: Altaic Language Group. On Free Spirit he mines productive veins of profound melancholy, animistic nature, and unfathomable, hermetic affection. These songs are couched in a veil of gorgeous, still melodicism, Kims quavering vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, cello, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly masterpiece. Housed in a digipak, including a 19-page booklet with lyrics in Korean and photos." - Riverman Music.
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