Thanks to Anna of Indiefulrok!
Last summer Donawhale
's Youn Sung Hoon began
updating his blog with some of his own demo recordings. I already had the greatest respect for the music he'd made with Donawhale (아카시아
being one of my very favorite songs) and was thrilled to hear what he could make all on his own. A few weeks ago he made the name for his solo project official while launching
pages. I wanted to find out more about this new project so I asked him a few questions and in return got a set of answers translated by Ryu:How would you like to introduce auhm?
auhm is the name of my solo project. (ambience guitar player and songwriter Youn Sung Hoon - better known as the primary guitar player of Donawhale
auhm is an abbrevation of 4 words. It stands for something, but I'm not gonna tell you in detail at this moment in time. That's kind of secret. It could be a sort of pleasure to find out and imagine what it means. How would you describe the sound of auhm?
Well, essentially, I could possibly tell you that auhm is without a doubt well-suited for post rock. I often avoid the common pitfalls of so-called "post-rock" by maintaining a standard form of its genre. To stop perpetuating stereotypes and prejudices about my work as auhm, I do not want to define 'auhm' in detail. But in this sound of auhm, evolving development with a rock sound and not having any lines of vocal and so forth, could be some elements of post-rock. Recently, I guess the genre of post-rock straddles instrumental music with its various elements. ( Read more...Collapse )