Kim Jung Mi "Now" (1973 Korean Female Psych Folk)

by Kim Jung Mi (w/. Shin Joong Hyun)

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ANOTHER ALBUM BY SHIN JOONG HYUN HERE;:
Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns: S/T:
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Kim Jung Mi

At the dawn of the 1970’s, South Korea’s rock music scene was at its zenith. Much of the reason for this was the god-like musical touch of guitar wizard, songwriter, producer, and arranger Shin Joong Hyun. For this album, he took a young girl named Kim Jung Mi, and transformed her from a wallflower student into a folk-psych chanteuse in record time (if Francoise Hardy is the Marianne Faithful of France, then Kim Jung Mi is, I suppose, the Francoise Hardy of Korea).

The ten songs on "Now" were written and recorded during 1973 with a firm mandate to create a truly psychedelic sound experience. On each number, Shin Joong Hyun and his backing group laid down pure emotion on tape. Mr. Shin’s fuzz guitar weaves in and out of the tracks, interlaced with his own poetic musings on nature (spring, sun, flowers, rain, and wind), all else in the world apart from Kim Jung Mi’s soothing voice and insistent bass that crouches and creeps, depending on its mood, displaced.

This raw feeling, combined with Kim Jung Mi’s seductive, expressive vocals and empathetic string orchestration, resulted in an album that is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Mr. Shin’s ethereal cover photo—the blue graininess of the sky dripping into fading clouds, with Kim Jung Mi surrounded on her sky-high isolated mountaintop by flowers—is the perfect image to represent what is, without a doubt, one of the best psychedelic albums ever created. Our version of this quintessence of psychedelia features re-mastered audio.

Licensing by Lion Productions for digital download on bandcamp thru Repsychled. Too many Lion Productions that will appear on Bandcamp on this page.

For licensing enquiries worldwide, please contact our friends at Lion Productions: lionproductions@earthlink.net

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released January 1, 1973

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