Korea Undok Group – Continent 7″
Continent 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.
200 copies. Mastered by Viktor Ottosson. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.