The Hallyu wave has introduced us to Korean drama (K-drama) and its OSTs (original soundtracks). Yet some OSTs became forgotten in a few years, despite deserving more recognition from the general public.
The Finnish folk metal music has been a magnum opus in the history of the Finnish metal scene. Finnish folk metal music can mainly be identified by the use of Finnish traditional instrument kantele, as well as other traditional instruments such as nyckelharpa and flutes. The feature of minor pentatonic melodies is also prominent in the music. Do not forget the influence of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland that was put together in 1835 by Elias Lönnrot — most of Finnish metal band incorporate elements from the Kalevala in their lyrics. So, to summarize, the Finnish folk metal music takes influence from Finnish folklore, nature, and traditions, in which, a bit of fantasy is also incorporated. Most of the bands have energetic and intensive vibes. Here, contributor Ralka Skjerseth curates a playlist of her personal choices of Finnish folk metal tunes. Enjoy!
Korean girl group f(x) is well-known for their experimental dance-pop tracks, the members’ outstanding dance skills, and their quirky image. In this article, we have compiled a list of underrated f(x) tracks, especially ones that highlight the experimental side of their music and their high quality production.
Yogyakarta might be one of the most chill cities in Java - not only because of the people who live there, but also because of the vibes the city brings. Contributor Dinda Aza'ara has curated a playlist of songs that remind her of the city.
Indie folk artists have been lesser known to most music enthusiasts, but it does not necessarily mean they are not good. Here is a playlist with 20 songs from indie folk artists who have striven under the radar, with artists including Irish singer and songwriter Rosie Carney, English folk duo Seafret, Australian band The Paper Kites.
The Speedofsound Mag team has gathered - with two new faces in the team - to curate our twentieth weekly playlist for everyone to enjoy.
Recent controversies and his departure from YG Entertainment have lifted leader, rapper, and producer of hip hop-infused K-pop group iKON B.I’s name onto the media. But did you know B.I was responsible for the production of iKON’s biggest hits and success?
The Speedofsound team is back with our nineteenth weekly playlist, curated from various artists from various genres and countries. Enjoy!
Russian classical music has always had its own place in the history of classical music. But what makes it so different from the usual Western/Central Europe classical music?
Seattle is known to be an underdog city in the United States—mostly known for its rain, tech companies, coffee, largely democratic voters, and legal weed. However, there are some other intricacies that makes the city unique.