Get entranced by the hypnotic, minimalist soundscapes of Park Jiha “Sounds Heard From The Moon”
I’ve come to the conclusion that it is more aggressive to do less in music than it is to bash away with loads of distortion and chaos. There is a brittleness that leaves the composer exposed in a way that takes even more confidence that it does to crush the listener with detuned sludge, even if the latter is often considered “heavier.” Case in point is the sparse but powerful “Sounds Heard From the Moon” by Park Jiha. The song is aggressively minimal, but waves and crashes with a brash confidence over its eight-and-a-half minutes. The track is great by itself, but the video just goes to show that austere production and surroundings don’t mean the resulting song can’t be powerful and commanding.