Music

Double Takes: Uncommon Ideals Takes You on a Video Tour Around the North Sea

Chris McClean and Mark Waters’ Uncommon Ideals is an award-winning short film featuring scenes and stories from the North Sea. “From the fjords to the lochs, from brown to blue,” says their Vimeo page. “Surfing’s sepia dipped North Sea tales foretold.” The video is set to the music of UNKLE and narrated by the poem …

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Double Takes: Mass Games: Werner Kranwetvogel

The Mass Games, or Arirang Festival, is a yearly spectacle held in North Korea. Tens of thousands of participants perform synchronized acrobatics, backdrops (human billboard painting) and music. While the entire event is said to be astonishing, the human billboard performance is perhaps the most impressive. Thousands of schoolchildren depict different scenes by flipping through …

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double takes: Americano: 10cm

I have a love/hate relationship with most Korean music I hear. Americano by the Korean indie band 10cm is one exception, however. I first heard the song not long after moving to Korea a year ago. Every time I come back to it I love it a little bit more.