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Jambinai - 잠비나이 (Jambinai) CD (album) cover




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4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars This self-titled e.p. was the first release of Jambinai. It lasts over 35 minutes, so it could have been also an album. I think it was really great thing that in this very 'we put music in boxes and all the music outside our box is nothing' -times hard-core punk label GMC-records released this great piece. It's really hard to find anywhere these days, but have to say to all Jambinai-fans it has only one piece that's not into any other Jambinai release in any form. These times Jambinai had only it's three core members and they played everything in this release. Only Bora Kim was doing some quest vocals in one piece.

The first piece, that is translated into 'From Fingertips To Fingertips' is the only piece in Jambinai's discography, that's only in this release. It starts with the synth playing one chord that last the whole piece. Soon all the players start quietly improvise great melodies with piri, xylophone, haegum, geomungo & acoustic guitar. Piece is very calm & beautiful, but playing intensity rises towards the end. The next 'Iban' is re-recorded and re- named into 'A Hermitage' as 'Naburak'. The arrangement is almost the same, there are only some different guitar parts. Anyway I really enjoy also this version. The last piece is same as 'In the Woods' in 'ONDA', but also different recording. In progarchives sites this has translated different, but to me Korean alphabets seem to same. Also in this the arrangement is almost the same, Bora Kim's vocals are as dramatic, but has put lot more back. Anyway with the haunting echo it makes really great effect into this great piece. Also there are different electro noise in the end, some spoken words that are not into album version. Hard to say also about this which I love more.

This release is not really essential to others than Jambinai fans. Anyway I will give it four stars, because it already showed how great band Jambinai was from the beginning. I really hope there will come a vinyl version some day.

Mortte | 4/5 |


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