Korean People's Army | Beautiful Music of North Korea
Reupped, just for the heck of it, here. [Originally posted September 2, 2012.] I offer my apologies in advance for this. But, honestly? I couldn't help myself. Yes, yes; I'm well aware that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who passed away today (or, technically, tomorrow) at the tender age of 92, was technically South Korean (after having been imprisoned for nearly three years in North Korea's Hŭngnam labor camp). But, work with me, people! The man, after all, was born in North Korea. And, c'mon, it's the Unification Church. Not only did the Reverend Moon visit North Korea in 1991; his youngest son, Hyung Jin Moon, visited North Korea last year to extend condolences in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death that December.
Having spent my formative years in San Francisco, Moonies--er, Unificationists--occupy the same part of my brain occupied by Krishnas: Lost or batshit crazy people who latch on to the first wacky religion that accosts them on the street. That's ... not really fair, of course. But, eh. Whatever. The truth? I've been waiting for the perfect moment to post this bizarrely upbeat album, and right now frankly seems as good a time as any. "Enjoy"!