Fresh and Novel, yet Cozy and Nostalgic
The blurry boundaries of fey charm reality and practical fairy tale is explained through seven short stories in the debut album of guitarist/producer Jiwon Park. The use of instrumental music aided by audacious melody, creative touch and astute fingering suffice to make us comprehend the life of the rabbit and eventually empathize with his life. He plays utilizing his great command of four different kinds of guitars -acoustic, electronic, bass and even a rare lab steel guitar- to express his down-to-earth sensibility. The distinctive and unique voice of each guitar maximizes the natural and unpretentious beauty of music. Furthermore, drummer Sung-geun Hong’s chic and stylistic vintage sound increases dreams and phantasms of the rabbit’s world.
Notice the detail and complexity of the album’s cover art; tiny smartphone screens and computer monitors give no justice to sculptor Jiyoeol Park’s delicate and rhythmical portrait of the rabbit or to its exquisite match with the music. Whimsical rabbit on front, mystic forest on back side, a rabbit hole that connect reality and fantasy. It is a shame to write song titles and put barcodes over this piece.