Science Island reminds me a little of The Stooges’ first record. That album too lacked the energy it should’ve had, even if the songs themselves were strong enough. Fortunately, there’s nothing on here as self-indulgent as We Will Fall (though the intro to Scared Straight felt agonizingly long to me). But both albums ultimately suffer from a lack of oomph. I have a feeling that with, perhaps, a different producer, Two Koreas’ next album has the potential to be their Fun House, bristling with a ferocity and power they likely exude in a live setting
Album · 2011 · 10 Songs. Science Island The Two Koreas. More By The Two Koreas.
The two men were unaware that forty years before, Japan and pre-revolutionary Russia had discussed sharing Korea along the same parallel. Rusk later said that had he known, he "almost surely" would have chosen a different line. The division placed sixteen million Koreans in the American zone and nine million in the Soviet zone. To the surprise of the Americans, the Soviet Union immediately accepted the division. The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed after three years of war. The two sides agreed to create a four-kilometer-wide buffer zone between the states, known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
After three years, two recording sessions and one near-death experience, The Two Koreas return with a new full-length album, Science Island, produced by Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club) and released March 1, 2011 on Randy Vicar Records/Last Gang Labels.
Five Toronto tea-drinkers extrapolate a pre-punk past from a post-punk future. There were no survivors. Our next full-length, Science Island, wouldn't surface for another five years.
Toronto, ON rockers the Two Koreas have previously described their sound as "electric jangular beat muzik. If you're a bit confused on what that could mean, don't worry: the five-piece have a new LP on the way and, this time around, they're referring to the music as "glacial garage. Dubbed Science Island, the album is due out March 1 via Randy Vicar Recordings/Last Gang. And if that "glacial garage" tag is making you scratch your head a bit as well, the press release explains, "Glacial garage is, as its very name attests, garage rock encased.
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