KIM DOO SOO, performance at Cafe OTO

This will be the first ever UK appearance for Korean acid folk singer Kim Doo Soo (PSF/Blackest Rainbow) and a return visit to Cafe OTO for Steffen Basho-Junghans offering another opportunity to catch the tightly focussed creative intensity of his post-Takoma guitar playing.

“Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Korea’s acid folk singers. Many are the legends that cling to his songs — political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, a ten-year period of mountain seclusion. Despite having been active since the mid-’80s and having released four acclaimed albums in Korea, most Western listeners only became aware of him through his tracks on the recent Damon & Naomi compilation, International Sad Hits. On 10 Days Butterfly, his fifth album, he mines productive veins of profound melancholy, animistic nature, and unfathomable, hermetic affection. The whole is couched in a veil of the most gorgeous, still melodicism, Kim’s vocals and guitar shaded with subtle accordion, violin, piano, organ and harmonica. A reflective and unearthly beautiful masterpiece.” – Alan Cummings

Date: Sunday 8th April 2012
Door Times: 8pm
Tickets: £12 advance / £14 on the door

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