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Ancient Future with Sigha (Token, Blueprint / UK)

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Sat Jul 22nd 2017 to Sun Jul 23rd 2017 at 23:00 until 07:00
Seoul, 11 Dongmak-ro Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 414-20, Seoul

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Ancient Future with Sigha (Token, Blueprint / London)
SUNA / SIOT

Sigha (Token, Blueprint / London, UK)

Sigha has been exploring the relationship between functionality & art in the Techno genre for some time now. James Shaw emerged out of London’s burgeoning post-Dubstep scene in 2009, a series of carefully executed releases offering early insight into the producer’s long-lasting preoccupation with intricate sound design & rich tonal finish.

At the heart of the artist’s contemporary work is the notion of process - of humanistic development & ritual catharsis through repetition. A binding component of Shaw’s artistic premise is an arcane spirituality - the restrained maximalism & cavernous depth of recent dance floor material draws as much from traditional places of worship as it does from the heady, Brutalist architecture of Europe’s finest clubbing spaces. Fixed at the base by booming low end, warping white noise signals pitch & bend about the sonic periphery and the rising, emotive leads that have since become a hallmark of his work, lift the music above & beyond the sum of its parts.

In tandem to Shaw’s craft as a producer lies notable skill as both a DJ and live performer. Sets channel the same unyielding energy as the artist’s own recorded work, shifting in equal measure between a phasing, elongated mixing style & moments of intuitive dynamism to build a powerful tension on the dance floor. Live shows see Sigha take many of the instruments vital to his production process on the road, tempering complex modular synthesis with a handful of carefully selected drum machines & FX units to offer audiences a cohesive & thoroughly modern take on the live Techno performance.

Over the years, well articulated alias’s have helped flesh out Sigha’s vision of a space where the romantic ideals of post-Rock & New Wave can exist in the same environment as driven, Industrial Techno, Noise & wide-angle Drone. As a A Vision of Love Shaw explored wrought iron mechanics on a two part series for Guy Brewer’s Avian label, and work as Faugust offered an insight into the artist’s more explicitly cerebral leanings with a collection of proto- Shoegaze recordings.

As Sigha, an alliance with James Ruskin’s legendary Blueprint label - sometime home to scene stalwarts Surgeon & Oliver Ho, bore a brace of expansive constructs drawing on a rich lineage of modern, propulsive Techno. A Series of Desecrations, released via the producer’s own Our Circular Sound imprint, is perhaps the most systematic refinement of his more overtly aggressive work - eschewing characteristic high fidelity recording processes in favour of a dry, caustic finish, painting a pure & unadulterated portrait of the genre as functional club fare.

Further releases via the Avian label hone in on this bipartite approach to production aesthetic. 2014’s The Purification Loops riffs on elements of Shaw’s most assertive work - driven, drum- machine hits providing the backbone of the recordings, while white hot noise blasts punch in & out of the arrangements. Furtive drones & careful use of reverb provide some juncture between this material and Techno Derivatives, released the following year on the label. The extended EP offers a more introspective examination of both the artist’s own discography, and the genre itself.

As the name suggests, the music draws on recognisable posits of the wider Techno canon - but looks to confound traditional ideas regarding form & structure. Kick drums are either buried fathoms deep in the mix, omnipresent & rolling - or simply non-existent, while synth lines warp about - eerie & disconnected, inviting a brooding sense of suppressed hysteria.

Most recently, Shaw has a found a home for his output as Sigha in the form of Belgian imprint, Token. In many ways, recent releases on the label Our Father and Christ Figuresfeel like a coming to bear of sorts - representing a rich and methodical distillation of the finest facets of the artist’s work. Born of the same powerful Romanticism & purgative ideals, but fiercely functional - the material bears all the hallmarks of an artist approaching a rich new creative plane.



Event : Ancient Future with Sigha
Date : Sat 22 July
Line up : Sigha, SUNA, SIOT
Entrance Fee : 20,000 KRW (+1 Free Drink)
Address : 11 Dongmak-ro Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

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Phoenix Park Ski resort

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Phoenix Park is perhaps one of the more well-known resorts in Korea as it was the host hill for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and skiing and snowboarding. Located in Pyeongchang, Gwangwon province, Phoenix boasts with the title of best freestyle hill in Korea.

Even though Korean mountains might be smaller than their European and American counterparts, they are absolutely no less fun. The quality of the snow at Phoneix is some of the best in Korea due to higher snowfall records, so riders can rest assured that it will be quality riding on soft cushy snow, throughout the entire winter season. The Phoenix team did an excellent job keeping the snow in pristine riding condition during the Olympics. Actually 12 out of the 22 slopes are of international standard.

The Park has both a gondola 8 chairlifts that all depart from the base area. Five chairs go up all or part way to the peak which is names Mount Blanc, the available gondola also goes up all the way to the peak. The remaining thee chairs go up to the smaller peak, Bulaemaru, on the side of the mountain.

The new Seoul – Gangneung route can get you there in 90 minutes on the high speed train and then a short 25 minute bus ride from the station to the resort. A train ticket will cost you about 20,000 won or so. Alternatively one can take a bus from Samseong or Jamsil straight to the resort and it takes about 2 hours.
 

Vivaldi Park - DAEMYUNG RESORT

3 Ski Resorts near Seoul
Vivaldi’s state of the art facilities and ease of access makes it understandable why it is the most visited resort in Korea, 8 years in a row! Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park is located in neighboring Gangwon-do province, right across the border line so do not fret, still only a 60 minute trip. Vivaldi can host up to 20,000 visitors so you know they run a smooth operation.
Vivaldi boasts one of the trendiest resorts in Korea and that makes it quite the hotspot amongst the younger crowds, that and its close proximity to Seoul. Vivaldi is equipped with the biggest resort in the country making it an easy choice destination for many tourists.
As mentioned earlier, Vivaldi is high-tech, it has the first express 8-seater chair lift in Asia and what makes it even better is that is open until 5am. So for those hip night owls who love to shred the night time gnar, you know where to go.
Vivaldi offers 12 slopes with 10 lifts at varying times and prices. So it’s pretty simple to select something that suits your needs. Free shuttle buses that are specifically arranged for tourists go straight to the resort. These buses depart from various locations in Seoul and they also return to the same places they departed from.
Vivaldi offers all varieties of slopes, from beginner to advanced, making it a good destination for groups with mixed levels.
Due to the high volume capacity this place can get packed so it’s better to go on the weekdays or at night. Otherwise be prepared to wait in 30min -1hour lines.
 

Jisan Ski resort

3 Ski Resorts near Seoul
Situated in Icheon, Jisan resort is definitely a top choice amongst the local ski resorts due to its close proximity to Seoul. Just an hour and a half away, Jisan resort is perfect for day trips. So if you’re pressed for time, Jisan will definitely satisfy your snow craving. For those that have the luxury of time the resort offers a multitude of beautiful condos.
Jisan might not be renowned for its natural snow due to its warmer geographical location, but one would hardly notice as the artificial snow and snow grooming at the resort is top notch. Jisan offers 7-8 beginner to intermediate slopes, making it the perfect destination for a family outing regardless of ski proficiency. The ski resort usually gets packed on the weekend so it might be better to go during the weekdays. Advanced riders might consider one of our other resorts as they might find these slopes a bit too easy.
For those who are not so interested in skiing/snowboarding you can always try the snow-sledding which is heaps of fun. If you get tired or hungry, a cafeteria is located at the base of the slopes. Sit outside and enjoy some snacks while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Free shuttle buses operate from various destinations in order to provide convenient access so don’t worry about renting a car.  How to get there:
Express Bus at Seoul Nambu Express Bus Terminal OR Dongseoul Express Bus Terminal → Icheon IntercityBus Terminal → Local bus No. 12 → Jisan Mart Entrance → Jisan Ski Resort
 

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