2000년에 서울에서 만들어진 밴드로
조태상, 허유, 조월, 이윤이, 이선주로 구성되어 있다.
2017년 3월 10일 금요일 발매하는
음반의 제목은 ‘Selected Tracks for Nacht Dämonen(밤도깨비들을 위한 선곡집)’이다.
독일 뮌헨을 중심으로 음반을 발매중인
Alien Transistor( https://alientransistor.com/artists/ )의 제안으로 기획, 제작되었으며,
2000년부터 2007년 사이 모임 별이 여러 경로를 통해 발표했던 곡들중,
특히 서울 밤의 심상과 그 안에서의 사건들을 기록한 트랙들을 모은 것으로
독일의 밴드인 Notwist 의 Markus Acher와 모임 별의 조태상 (TaeSang Cho)이
오랜 기간 함께 논의하며 선정한 13곡을 수록하고 있다.
“한국에서 ‘밤도깨비’란 표현은 밤에 나오는 유령 또는 괴물 등의 의미인데, 늦은 밤에도 잠들지 않고 활동하는 이들을 칭하는 단어이기도 하다. 그리고 우린 항상 밤도깨비 들이었다. 술 마시고, 음악을 틀며, 멍청한 짓들을 하던. 이 음반에 수록된 곡들은 우리가 보낸 밤들을 다양한 형태로 담고 있으며, 다른 밤도깨비들(Nacht Dämonen)과 그 기억들을 함께 나누고 싶다. _조태상(모임 별)
Traditionally in Korea a ’BamDokkebi’ is a kind of ghost or monster of the night, but it has also come to mean people who spend their nights out instead of sleeping. We’ve always been a group of ‘BamDokkebi’ – drinking, DJing, doing stupid things. These recordings document our night life in different ways and we wanted to share them with other ‘BamDokkebis (Nacht Dämonen)’ like us. _Taesang Cho(Byul.org)” also if you want to get more info then stay tuned for the next post.
음반은 LP와 CD 형태로 독일에서 제작되었으며,
국내 배급은 모임 별의 자체 레이블인 비단뱀클럽이,
그 외 모든 지역의 배급은 Morr Music이 진행한다.
음반 소개 기본 영상
음반 수록곡 ‘은밀한 쇼’ 뮤직비디오
음반 트랙리스트 및 크레딧
LP A1 / CD 1
직업* | 2001** | DEZ750500368***
LP A2 / CD 2
소비자 | 2006 | DEZ750500369
LP A3 / CD 3
City Made of Lights
빛으로 만들어진 도시 | 2007 | DEZ750500370
LP A4 / CD 4
Just Let Them Kill Each Other
서로 죽이도록 내버려 두다 | 2002 | DEZ750500371
LP A5 / CD 5
암시장 | 2003 | DEZ750500372
LP A6 / CD 6
서프 | 2002 | DEZ750500373
LP A7 / CD 7
Days & Nights
며칠 낮 며칠 밤을 | 2003 | DEZ750500374
LP A8 / CD 8
밤도깨비들 | 2005 | DEZ750500375
LP B1 / CD 9
은밀한 쇼 | 2006 | DEZ750500376
LP B2 / CD 10
너와나의20세기 | 2002 | DEZ750500377
LP B3 / CD 11
금요일 밤 | 2007 | DEZ750500378
LP B4 / CD 12
AFKN (American Forces Korea Network)
에이에프케이엔 | 2006 | DEZ750500379
LP B5 / CD 13
소년 | 2002 | DEZ750500380
*Original track title(in Korean) | **Original track release year | ***ISRC
All tracks written by TaeSang Cho & Jowall
except Secret Show lyrics written by SuhnJoo Yi & TaeSang Cho.
All tracks produced, arranged, performed & recorded in Seoul by Byul.org
except City Made of Lights voice by Kkobbi Kim.
All tracks mastered by Keith Tenniswood at Curvepusher, London.
All tracks pre-mastered by Lobotomy, Seoul.
Released & distributed by Alien Transistor, München.
Project direction by Markus Acher.
Project management by Florian Steinleitner.
Project assistant by Adam Langer.
Communication by Flow Zimmer, Berlin.
Cover artwork by MyungSeon Ku | Dewy eyes, pencil on cotton paper, 88x69cm, 2013
Back cover artwork by MyungSeon Ku | Festival of the illusion, pencil on cotton paper, 100x85cm, 2013
Designed by Byul.org
아래는 레이블(Alien Transistor)과 배급사(Morr Music)에서
작성한 음반 소개글
Selected Tracks for Nacht Dämonen
Nocturnal soundscapes, brooding electronics, ambient layers and occasional hooks: “SELECTED
TRACKS FOR NACHT DÄMONEN” compiles rare and early recordings of Seoul’s Byul.
org, an influential creative collective known for its multidisciplinary/one-stop shop approach &
post-punk-inspired DIY aesthetics. Carefully compiled by the collective’s director TaeSang Cho
and The Notwist’s Markus Acher, the album is out via Alien Transistor.
What started out in 2000 as a group of friends who’d meet for drinks (and for sharing the occasional
poem), has long established itself as a shape-shifting key player of Seoul’s thriving scene:
With a huge amount of both commercial and non-commercial projects under their collective
belt, Byul.org’s members –TaeSang Cho, Yu Hur, Jowall, YunYi Yi, and SuhnJoo YI – went from
publishing to recording, from releasing tunes to doing art shows, offering everything from branding
to consulting and art direction, from naming and design to software development along the
way. Although their list of clients includes Atelier Hermès and the Venice Biennale (they did the
Korean Pavilion twice), the group still remains a drinking circle of close friends at its core: Buddies
who love to create music and document their daily lives via recordings and performances…
indeed: Sometimes all it takes is the right crew.
Accordingly, for Byul.org’s members, music has always been one outlet among many, one mode
of expression to accompany and soundtrack others: Most of the songs on “” were originally released
on CDs that came with the collective’s own Monthly Vampire, A Magazine, while others
were self-published via the group’s own label Club Bidanbaem. Featuring sonic diary entries
recorded between 2000 and 2007, the album is a nod to personal favorites such as Eno and
Aphex Twin, Joy Division and Kraftwerk, personal hero Robert Smith, as well as Korean stalwarts
such as Jae Ha Yoo, and Min Ki Kim – and yet there’s hardly any daylight around, to be
precise – hence the title: “Traditionally in Korea a ‘BamDokkebi’ is a kind of ghost or monster of
the night, but it has also come to mean people who spend their nights out instead of sleeping.
We’ve always been a group of ‘BamDokkebi’ – drinking, DJing, doing stupid things. These recordings
document our night life in different ways, and we wanted to share them with other
‘BamDokkebis’ (Nacht Dämonen) like us.”
Far from polished and often sparse, the 13 tracks all share a rather dark and haunting vibe
that’s partly inspired by “drug culture, dance floor scenes, the LGBT scene, and the hippie culture
in Korea”. Ranging from fairly straightforward synth/electro tracks (e.g. “Friday Night”) to hazy
hymns/understated pop tunes (e.g. “20th Century Of Me And You”), from more experimental textures
(e.g. album opener “Job”) to minimalist bangers (“A Customer”) and haunting vocal tracks
(“City Made Of Lights”), it’s difficult to escape the soothing, cinematic pull of this nocturnal “Secret
The Korean music scene has always been somewhat elusive on the global stage – even worldclass
acts such as Sanulim and Shin Jung Hyeon remain a bit of a mystery abroad – but this
shouldn’t be confused with mere insularity. These 13 tracks offer a peak into a hidden but vibrant
scene, a glimpse of what takes place while the rest of us are sleeping.
At long last: Here come the demons of night, Seoul’s original Nacht Dämonen.
Short Questions & Answers
This album is a collection of rare tracks created by Byul.org between the years 2000 and 2007.
The music was originally released in issues of Monthly Vampire, in select EPs, and online.
TaeSang Cho, director and songwriter for Byul.org, and Markus Acher from Notwist/Alien Transistor
curated the album over months of communication between Seoul and München. The record
reflects a darker, more ironic side to the band than other more well-known tracks such as
Pacific, 2, and Secret Police, offering an intimate glimpse into the 17 years of Byul.org’s varied
What does the name of the album mean?
Traditionally in Korea a ’BamDokkebi’ is a kind of ghost or monster of the night, but it has also
come to mean people who spend their nights out instead of sleeping. We’ve always been a
group of ‘BamDokkebi’ – drinking, DJing, doing stupid things. These recordings document our
night life in different ways and we wanted to share them with other ‘BamDokkebis (Nacht Dämonen)’
How do you start/write a track?
People say our(Byul.org) music is a combination of various genres, and people usually summarize
them as 3 distinct types, and we really can’t disagree. First, there are electro tracks based
on analog synth sounds. Second, we have pop/rock tracks with melancholic melodies
based on old Korean folk songs. Third, there are relatively experimental sounds and field recordings.
All the songs include different methods of writing, but mostly the songwriters (TaeSang Cho,
Jowall) start sketching ideas and inspiration from daily life, then turn them into actual songs,
then share them with the other members. If the other members agree to play the songs at the
latest performance, we make/arrange them more seriously. After the show, if it was good, we
record them. This is the typical process, but sometimes we just write a song in a day and record
it immediately, putting it out on CD the next day.
What music has been influential during writing these songs?
We are sure most songwriters have various influences from different artists. In the early days
(2000~2007) we had a lot of influence and connection from/with drug culture, dance floor scenes,
the LGBT scene, and the hippie culture/scene in Korea. And from 2000 to 2002 we used
sitars, tabula, and tanpuras mixed with electro sounds.
But in general, we were big fans of these artists when we were growing up: Bernard Sumner
(Joy Division/New Order), Kraftwerk, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Vince Clarke (Depeche
Mode/Erasure), SANULIM, JaeHa Yoo, Frank Black (The Pixies), MinKi Kim, Aphex Twin, Karlheinz
Stockhausen, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), and Brian Eno.
But the biggest influence for songwriting was Robert Smith from The Cure. His post-punk, gothic
style has been a huge influence up to the present.
When you create Byul.org music, what’s your final aim? What emotion are you trying to
Making music is way of creating a journal of our daily lives. This is enough for us.