Rollercoaster

T-Entertainment, March 2006 Rollercoaster’s fifth album was released in 2006, after a gap of 2 years since the almost flawless fourth. Gone is the sense of rhythmic drive, of energy, of joie de vivre. Instead we have something a bit more laid back, less characterful. I had been warned that the fifth album was a […]

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Rollercoaster # 4: Sunsick

by Philip Gowman 15 November 2006
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(March 2004) A glorious mix of acid jazz, funk, fusion and latin. The latin element is new to this album. The fact that Tyle Brule, the FT’s dude in the fast lane, has it on his iPod, adds to its street cred. Brule’s been living with the album since the end of 2004 and still […]

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Rollercoaster # 2: Il Sang Da Ban Sa

by Philip Gowman 8 November 2006
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(July 2000) One of those annoying albums where it’s hard to say which track is your favourite. You listen to one and think it’s the best; and then the next track comes along and you change your mind. Probably my least favourite is the repetitive and slightly twee title track which closes the album. Mr […]

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Rollercoaster # 1: Come Closer

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2006
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(1999) Rollercoaster, according to KBS, were the first Korean band to turn to Acid Jazz. Certainly one of the western bands which comes to mind when listening to this album is the Brand New Heavies. But the use of horn effects and guitar rhythms in some of the tracks also bring to mind the theme […]

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The 2005 London Korean Festival + Film Festival programme

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2005
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Here is a partial list of films that screened in the 2005 London Korean Film Festival. Although this post’s datestamp is May 2005 so that it appears in the appropriate month of this site’s calendar archive, it is actually being uploaded in November 2015, and is being posted for archival purposes. I am grateful to […]

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