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    Posted: February 26 2018 at 06:29
Did anybody watch the closing ceremonies of the Pyeongchang olympics last night?  Early on, there was a segment with a bunch of traditional Korean stringed instruments (played horizontally like a steel guitar, but plucked with long sticks), and there was a Korean rock band in the center.  One woman in the rock band was playing something that looked like a hillbilly tub bass, but it was electrified and she was bowing it like a cello.  WTF was that?  There were occasional cutaways to a young dude wailing on electric guitar.  Anyway, it all came off sounding pretty proggy to me, especially those traditional instruments in concert with the rock band.  Anyone agree?

[Update] The Korean bands name is "Jambinai".  Here's a link to their Bandcamp page: https://jambinai.bandcamp.com/
They are tagged as post-rock, but they sound more like prog metal to me.

And the traditional instruments are called: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomungo

And the hillbilly bucket bass is called a:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haegeum

[Update Update] Doh! (in my best Homer Simpson impression)... I should have checked PA first.  They have an entry here: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=10008



Edited by wiz_d_kidd - February 26 2018 at 06:49
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 07:49
thought the same thing--seemed prog like for sure
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 07:58
Here's a video of the olympic performance...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 12:36
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

thought the same thing--seemed prog like for sure
Yes, it sounded prog enough for me. Very good and entertaining.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 18:11
Yeah, that Korean music is very complex, rock like and also sounds prog to me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 18:36
Saw it too. Thanks for posting band info...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 01:56
Pretty nuts! Korean Prog Olympics almost sounds like a band name.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 03:03
Add them to PA ASAP; I like it!

Oh they are on PA.....

It's not prog metal though.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 07:32
Wow, Korean prog at the Olympics. Whooda thunk it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 07:40
True story. I once met a Korean Elvis impersonator on an airplane flight...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 19:00
Probably Post-rock is the best we can hope for. 

It's the currently-recognized name for this type of music. 


Edited by axeman - February 27 2018 at 19:01
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 20:44
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

True story. I once met a Korean Elvis impersonator on an airplane flight...

yeah.. the closest I've been to Korean prog is having my nose broken (the 2nd of the 4 times it has) by a Korean in a bar fight.  Proudly taken for he came off worse.... knocked him out cold with a bar stool over his head.  Oh the good old days... that sh*t gets you in big trouble now. Then it just got you tossed out the door with warnings never to come back.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2018 at 11:32
No, I didn't notice anything proggy being played during the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Edited by Rednight - February 28 2018 at 11:33
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2018 at 13:43
It's rather post-rock with Korean traditional instruments added to me - but recently, it has become fashionable in the hipster press to call post-rock "prog rock". That's another case of the same expression meaning different things in different fields of discourse, in this case the fields of classic rock vs. alternative rock Wink

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