METALROOTS.COM 서태지 1월의 밴드로 선정!!      back


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    METALROOTS.COM에서 1월의 밴드로 서태지를 선정했다.
    메인화면에 1월의 밴드에 대한 간단한 소개와 선정이유가 나와있고
    오른쪽에 서태지밴드의 사진과 1월의 밴드란이 있는데 클릭하면,
    대경성,울트라매니아,인터넷전쟁 MP3와 함께 한국일보 기사가 실려있다.

    이 인용기사는 우리가 참고자료로 리뷰팩에 번역/첨부해서 보낸 것이다.
    METAROOTS에서 자신들의 좀더 성의있는 리뷰를 쓰지 않고
    한국신문의 기사가 그대로 인용했다는 점에서는 조금 서운하지만,
    1월의 밴드로 선정함과 동시에 서태지에 대한 굉장한 찬사와 관심을
    이 웹진은보내고 있고, 서태지측과의 직접적인 접촉을 바라고 있다.

    다음은 이 웹진 메인화면의 선정의변과 1월의 밴드란에 있는 기사전문이다.

     

December 30th, 2000

Band Of The Month for January:

Seo Taiji
 

I know its been a while since i last updated, but this update will be especially juicy!
First of all...it is time to introduce the Band Of The Month for January. And such a perfect band to bring in the New Year with!
Here's a little background information on this guy. Seo Taiji wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed the entire album by himself. So Seo Taiji is really just one guy, and thats his name (seo taiji). Get it?
He is extremely big in their native country of Korea. His latest album "Ultramania" has already sold 1.3 million copies in it's first 2 months. But unfortunatly music critics seem to hate him all the same. Seo Taiji is always getting slammed by the press for "Stealing American music" and other things like that. In my opinion, if one guy can completley copy our styles right down to the littlest details, what does that say about "American Music"?
What?
But anyways...Go download his music. because it rocks. And because i said so.

이번업데이트에서 1월의 밴드로2001을 밝혀줄 만한
놀랄만한 밴드를 소개하고자 한다.
서태지에 대한 간략히 설명하겠다.

서태지지는 스스로 작곡,작사,연주,녹음, 믹싱을 다 한다.
그러나 이는 밴드이름이 아니고 이 한사람의 이름이 서태지이다. 잘 이해하길..
그는 한국에서는 큰 존재이고 그의 6집앨범 울트라매니아는 첫2주동안
130만장을 판매했다.그러나 불행히도 비평가들은 그를 항상 밉게 본다.
미국음악을 훔쳐왔다거나 하는 류의 언론의 비난을 항상 받아왔다.
그러나 내 의견으로는 이 GUY가 아주 작은 부분까지 우리의 스타일을 완벽하게
카피할 수 있다면 그렇다면, '미.국.음.악'에대해 어떻게 말을 할 수 있을까?
무엇을?
하여간, 어쨌든지..그의 음악을 다운받아라.
그의 음악은 흔들것이기때문이고,
왜 내가 이런 말을 하는지 알게될 것이다.

(번역:Mina)

 

Band of the Month > January

September 21, 2000 [Hankook Ilbo: newspaper]
Reporter, Yang Eun Kyung

Pimp rock and hardcore are lifted up to the main stage by Seo Taiji Effects

What is the "Seo Taiji Effects" on Korean Pop Music?

Since his debut album which consists of rap-dance that stormed the charts with several hits, Seo Taiji has continued to introduce advanced music genres into Korea, such as alternative rock and gangster rap, which was unfamiliar to our ears and I can't help but say that these attempts were the turning point for Korean pop music.

People are paying close attention to his new music again, pimp rock and hardcore. The American pimp rock band, Limp Bizkit's 2nd album "Significant Other" sold several tons daily in Korea but after the release of Seo Taiji's "Ultramania," it surprisingly reaches sales of several hundreds daily, which is almost at the same level as the record sales of the most popular rapper of today, Eminem. The albums of other hard core groups such as Korn and Rage Against the Machine have had similar results from Seo Taiji Effects. Now days, "The Battle of Los Angeles" by RATM and Korn's "Issues" sell more than one hundred copies per a day.

This is definitely an exceptional case considering that the popularity of western music in the Korean market is usually short-lived to an average of about 6 months.

However, the record company says that 'Seo Taiji Effects' is not effective on the "expansion of the market". "Only existing listeners of hardcore or Seo Taiji's fans are purchasing pimp rock and hard- core albums, I believe," Jae Won Lee at Universal Music (Korea) pointed out.

Unlike Seo Taiji's previous musical style of gangster rap, pimp rock and hardcore have already been established in the underground scene in Korea, so it's hard to expect another "boom" from Seo Taiji's new album.

The Korean hardcore group Dr. core 911, the band from which Seo Taiji recruited his guitarist Sung Hoon Ahn, released its new album "Bi Jung San Jo" this past August. Seo Taiji helped expose Dr. Core 911 somewhat but cannot obtain direct and full credit.

Nonetheless, Seo Taiji's 6th album "Ultramania" is highly contributing to the introduction of pimp rock and hardcore as brand-new music to Koreans.

"It's similar to the phenomenon of the Techno Boom here and nobody knows how long this Boom will last" analyzed reviewer, Kim Chul Song. "The heavy expectation from Seo Taiji Effects is not very helpful to Seo Taiji himself and the balanced development of Korean music."

Listen to Seo Taiji NOW!

Metropolis

Mp3

Internet War

Mp3

Ultramania

Mp3

www.taijimania.org

www.taiji.or.kr