Jingo Harleyman. ‘Life in a Korean Movie’, Track No. 1

19th April 2023

The opening track on the new EP ‘Life in a Korean Movie’ has just been uploaded to YouTube:

The first track is a sound montage of western and Asian scales mixed with ambient sounds of the Seoul subway, some live K-pop bands addressing their fans, and audio clips from some recent Korean films.

I wanted a feeling of alienation among familiar aspects of city life; subways are similar yet the different languages and customs can be disconcerting.

Sounds appear, grab our attention then vanish, or are replaced by new audio experiences.

The music is non-profit, and I hope to introduce more audiences to Korean cinema and culture. All films are credited in the video. As such, I hope I may claim ‘Fair Use’, the video being for non-commercial artistic and educational purposes.

The next section is just for my own records and will be of no interest to anyone except maybe low-fi recording geeks.

The track is in the Key of E

Tempo is 110

I used two Korean scales:

Gye-mjun-jo pentatonic (E G A B D)

Kyemonjo (E G A B Db)

Garageband sequence

Track 1 Guzheng

Track 2 Pipa

Track 3 Ambient sounds

Track 4 House Drum Machine

Track 5 Substantial Kick (bass synth)

Gye-mjun-jo scale. Riff: E G A B AB AB G E

Track 6 Ambient sounds and film clips

Track 7 Sparkling Clean Guitar Amp

(Kyemonjo Scale)

Track 8 Guzheng

Track 9 Flute

(Kyemonjo Scale)

Track 10 Sunshine Drive Crunchy Guitar Amp

Use a Flange effect.

Chords: Em7 (G0 D1 A1 E0) – Am7 (G5 D6 A6 E5)

Coming soon … ‘Samaria Girl’

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