Premiere: “For Everything That You Lost” by Jambinai

Expressing consolation via their traditional Korean instruments and the beauty of Jeju Island

South Korean trio Jambinai—equipped with the country’s expressive traditional instruments—pluck, bow and breathe fury and drama into their experimental post-rock music. While the members showed off their technical prowess in the performance video for head-banger “They Keep Silence,” Jambinai’s music video for their measured instrumental track “For Everything That You Lost”—premiering on CH today—is more ruminative, focusing on the unusual textures and colors found in …

Jambinai: They Keep Silence

Almost an antithesis to manufactured K-pop is South Korean band Jambinai, who use their country’s traditional instruments to rock out with intensity as seen in their music video for experimental metal track “They Keep Silence.” Eun Youg Sim vigorously plucks the large geomungo to establish the bass line; on Bomi Kim’s knee is the wailing haegeum, bowed sort of like a cello—later breaks out into …

Koreatown: A Cookbook

Getting the lowdown on Korean food and culture, beyond BBQ

The paradox of Koreatown for someone like me, who calls Seoul home outside of NYC: you avoid it as long as you can—save for the occasional trip to H Mart for their affordable bulk kimchi. Yet once that inherent craving for hard-to-cook-yourself dishes like samgyetang or naengmyun strikes, I find myself once again armed with low expectations, waiting in a long line to be seated …