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OSTrich Mondays #7

bscap0318I love you too, ahjumma. My drama-writing cogwheels feel rusted after the writing and stu-dying experience of the previous weeks. All stress has left the building a.k.a. Kwon’s body and a hangover-like condition has taken charge of the overall situation. I passed one exam, i failed one, but i will have my chance on negotiating to sit anew for it and i’m still waiting for the grades of the other two to come out. It’s flowing well so far and i’m really glad. However, It pains me feeling unable to write about dramas and day by day the urge to return stronger than ever grows, hopefully enough i will manage to catch up with everything i have scheduled. And i have many plans!

So, this time the next OSTrich Monday attempt felt easier because of the wonderful Missienelly chingu and i’m thankful for that! Currently, Ode to My Father (국제시장) is one of the most awaited films for the non-Korean speaking but Korea-obsessed (and not only) audience. The box office sensed its grandeur, so did the Korean audience! The OST i’m about to offer, in combination with the movie scenes, forge an emotional core through scene intensity and heartfelt vocals accompanied by the acoustic guitar chords and caressed by the slightly climaxing yet not pompous electric guitars. The main idea of the song is simplistic, but music doesn’t have to be complex to depict a world of emotions and the song succeeds in it in the most representative way through longing, agonizing vocal lines floating like cries in the wind and the soothing interpretation of Kwak Jin Eon (곽진언) and Kim Feel (김필).

OST’s continuation; Bad Person (나쁜사람) is from a drama i haven’t watched yet, Faith (신의). However, it holds a modern elegiac aesthetic through its rhythmic tempo and the blending of Jang Hye Jin‘s elegant vocals and fairytale-like interpretation and MC Sniper‘s melodious hip hop rhymes in a like-minded musical motive which emotionally compliments both vocal aspects.


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Kwon Sang Seung

elles viennent
autres et pareilles
avec chacune c'est autre et c'est pareille
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est autre
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est pareille
-Samuel Beckett-

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  1. February 17, 2015 at 12:45 am — Reply

    You’re welcome, chingu! Do I get a brownie point? I really love the songs. I don’t recall hearing Bad Person even though I have seen Faith. I’m not a sageuk fan so perhaps it explain my memory loss on Bad Person *wink*. But the Ode to my Father is a song I definitely will remember. The melody is so memorable and nostalgic i felt a tear formed at the corner of my eye when I first came across this OST. Wow, this song is so deep. I love it!

    • February 17, 2015 at 12:56 am — Reply

      A brownie point for chingu! Your faith in Faith wasn’t strong 😀 It must be one of these songs that don’t appear much or plays way too much in the background, it happens a lot in dramas and OSTs, you listen to the OST and then you’re like “was this really in the drama? OK, if the OST says it was, it was uhuuuh” O.o XD But i’m not that much of a Sageuk fan either, i’m 50/50 on this and i’ll give it a thought before starting one. Yush!!! That Ode to my Father song is awesome! It’s like between nostalgia and lamentation o.O And i’m pretty sure the movie will pierce us with spears of feels once it comes out 😀

      • February 17, 2015 at 12:59 am — Reply

        I will watch the movie with a box of tissue paper in hand. The clip from the movie itself already given me that sobbing factor!

        • February 17, 2015 at 1:09 am — Reply

          I will stay waterless for one day to watch it with empty-lake manly eyes XD Indeed, even the clip from the movie was onion-like itself! And for some reason i feel like rewatching Roaring Currents, it’s the first war movie i never felt a second of sympathy for the enemy lines, i wanted all the imperial forces at the bottom of the sea o.O

          • February 17, 2015 at 1:14 am

            Roaring Currents is one great movie! Now that you mentioned it, I never blog that movie! Aish……

          • February 17, 2015 at 1:16 am

            Really great! Same here, even though i watched it twice i never spared a welcome amount of lines on it XD

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