I listen to:
+Black Metal
+Oi!
+Punk
+Korean Oldies
+Korean Folk
+Some electronic (if so, generally house+2-step+drumnbass)

I am a student of Philosophy at Kyung Hee University.

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posted a review of Bob Dylan - Infidels. over 12 years ago
Although this is not widely recognized as an outstanding Bob Dylan album, I have always considered some of these songs on here to be amongst my favorites. I have fond memories of listening to this album throughout the whole of my life. Again, Dylan is an ... See full review
posted a review of Anti Squad - Indonesian Proud. over 12 years ago
I find myself often revisiting this album -- it is a terrific release, from the opening song Uncle Skin to the closing, Indonesiaku; the album is very enjoyable and I find that even though the vocals are odd at first (very deep, growling) they are very ... See full review
posted a review of Vanilla Muffins - Sugar Oi! Come On!. over 12 years ago
This 7" is still my favorite one to date -- each song on the album is extremely good, and a great preview of the band. I bought this 7" after having downloaded previously a few albums by the band, and then it became more than obvious that these guys had ... See full review
posted a review of Crying Nut - 1집-말달리자. over 12 years ago
This release is commonly pointed to as being the first Korean punk release of any significance, if not the very first full length release in Korean punk history. This release also received a lot of recognition in the Korean media for the title song, 말달리자 ... See full review
posted a review of Oi! Valcans - Music Is Oi!. over 12 years ago
This is a very classic release that opened up Japanese Oi! to me as a whole, and really struck me powerfully. I did not know that the Japanese made such rocking skinhead music -- it resulted in me getting into different Japanese bands and kind of acted ... See full review
posted a review of Anarchy Jerks* / Brain Failure - Anarchy In The P.R.C.. over 12 years ago
I have heard this described as the first ever release of Chinese punk to the rest of the world, and Brain Failure the very first ever Chinese punk band -- I am not sure about the validity of these rumors, but certainly China should be proud if this is ... See full review
posted a review of Blue Max - Skinhead Street Rock. over 13 years ago
This album has an incredibly innovative sound and starts out very strong. The first four tracks are absolute classics, especially Old School Skinhead -- when I heard this song, I immediately knew that it was going to be a superb album.

The band is ... See full review
posted a review of Frontline (6) - Nor Cal Hate Core. over 13 years ago
This album surprised me, expecting nothing particularly good when I purchased it but I found that every track, from beginning to end, had a great flare and energy inside of it. It was very reminiscent of old school Oi!-core. I was particularly surprised ... See full review
posted a review of The Oppressed - Music For Hooligans. over 13 years ago
I think that this album possesses a unique characteristic in the fact that the recording quality seems to be below par, but at the same time, it was this fact that really enhanced the music as a whole. Because the recording was so simplistic, it matched ... See full review
posted a review of Fly Everywhere - Your Chinese / Zen Drawing. over 13 years ago
Very mellodic music that can really lull me into a state of being happy. I bought this 7" at the concert of this band, having been very impressed. The songs sound very calm and well constructed, yet at the same time are very explosive.

I usually am ... See full review
posted a review of Device - Jump The Track. over 13 years ago
Upon purchasing this 7" I had zero expectations about the sound of 'Device,' only knowing that DSS Records releases some top quality music. It was quickly apparent that they did not fall short on this release, either. This is some of the more complicated ... See full review
posted a review of Sensoriel Positive Emotion - Sarasvati. over 13 years ago
Well-layered acid that speaks highly for its' genre, and really is slamming. The bass and the melody both really cut out from each other, and paint a great soundscape.

Interestingly, Sarasvati comes from the Hindu goddess of music and the arts, and ... See full review
posted a review of Kaliya - Ritual Tibetan. over 14 years ago
This 12" does a very poor job of establishing a set mood or tempo, often being prematurely interrupted by the some sort of vocals... And the vocals even fail to provide any sort of image of being either 'ritual' or 'Tibetan.' It sounds more like ... See full review
posted a review of Bulb / Exit Cherry - The Reflection EP. over 14 years ago
According to the label's website, the track "Reflection" was written for September 11th, 2001. One can see why because Reflection is truly well made and profoundly beautiful in its' depth & simplicity. It is the sort of track which inspires someone, and ... See full review
posted a review of Beber & Tamra - Suite Beat Boy. over 15 years ago
The A side is simply amazing, particularly A1 and A2. A1, alone, is worth the money for the whole set and, without a doubt, is amongst the greatest compositions I have heard. Beber's production and Tamra's voice are amazing by themselves, and when they ... See full review
posted a review of Key De Es - Este Amor. over 15 years ago
A good track with some great programming to it; I enjoy the feel of the sound. The one thing where this record lacks is sometimes the vocals (at least to my ear) are a bit sketchy -- too monotone in parts of the singing. However, overall, this is a good ... See full review
posted a review of Lord Of The Drumz* - Ave Maria. over 15 years ago
This is the definition of a sleeper. It is an amazing track that received little to no attention but merits a lot of attention for the hard work and effor that was put into it. I've never seen many reviews for it or anyone really talk about it -- but ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Terraformat EP. over 15 years ago
B, C, & D are all very good, high quality tracks worth layign down (especially B & C). However, I haven't taken a liking to the A side; the original Betrayel has decent intro and breakdown, a good bassline; however, the beat is atrocious. Not very pretty ... See full review
posted a review of Ballistic Mystic - Rock The Place. over 16 years ago
Rock the Place can easily be summed up as very noble and worthy, enjoyable beats; nothing truly dramatic, climactic, or over the top. Has neat, interesting growth to the song itself; fun to listen to. It's just good music. In and of itself not a track ... See full review