Okkyung Lee - Yeo​-​Neun
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #138 / 809
User Score
Based on 100 ratings
2020 Ratings: #276
Liked by 6 people
May 8, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Shelter Press / Label
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Once more known for her very visceral and arid cello playing (sometimes even brutal and atonal), Okkyung Lee softens her sound magnificently with this delicate and intimate "Yoe-Neun". She is accompanied by Maeve Gilchrist on harp, Elvind Opsvik on bass and Jacob Sacks on piano. The quartet gives pride of place to Lee's sublime and impressionistic compositions, drawing her inspiration from different musical currents: chamber music, contemporary classical or ... read more
thhis finna go on the spa playlist but it aint anything new

EDIT (70 -> 62): wish there were more textures
I've already lost the number of times I've heard this album.

Okyung Lee received a dual bachelor's degree in Contemporary Writing and Production and Film Scoring, and I think that explains why this looks so much like a score or soundtrack from a film, but here the film can be created by us, following the guidelines of each song and its respective title.

Below I will talk about what I imagined in each song, but I have to say that this album just gave me a lot of creativity, which is remarkable ... read more
Some amazing highlights on here but the album as a whole loses me a bit at times. Tracks 6-8 don't do a whole lot for me, but outside of that this is some pretty gorgeous and unique stuff.
This was a listen that I needed
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Track List

  1. Here We Are (Once Again)
  2. The Yellow Porcelain Bird
  3. Another Old Story (옛날이야기)
  4. In Stardust (For Kang Kyung-ok)
  5. Eternally (미련없이)
  6. Uiro (Up and Up and Up)
  7. The Longest Morning
  8. One Bright Lazy Sunday Afternoon (You Whispered That Name)
  9. Facing Your Shadows
  10. Then, There (그때 그자리)
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Added on: March 25, 2020