Continent (7" EP)
Label: I dischi del Barone
Format: 7" EP
Out of stock
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm. Two new tracks from Canada's Korea Undok Group
is a record about memory, time and identity, and marks the
first non-reissue vinyl output from KUG. The title track, and a-side of
the record, concerns memory and its disintegration over time. Throughout
our lives, we encounter far too many people, places and things—so many
that it will always be completely impossible to remember them all.
Continent serves as a goodbye to these things, the moments we've lost
into ourselves. Talula St's vocal re-rendition of Cocteau Twin's
Garlands gently waves them away, maybe to be vaguely remembered for a
second, until disappearing completely into a wash somewhere.
The record’s b-side, On Alibi, takes a less-personal turn, instead
considering the idea of sincerity acting as alibi in art. Supposing one
is sincere in their intention, it can act as a defence in some way—the
intention of one acting on what they believe to be true becomes the
justification for what they've done. Honesty as alibi. Perhaps some
self-reflection after a rather personal turn during the first song.
7" respects standard Canadian language rule, with English & French sides, respectively