Yeong Die is a central figure in a growing ecosystem of experimental Korean producers who are poking fun at the sometimes sterile world of dense and theoretical experimental music. You can hear this in her work as part of Computer Music Club with Yetsuby and Uman Therma (two other key players in this scene) as well as her solo work.
For her latest album “Weather Z” (Psychic Liberation, 2021), she found inspiration in the way that weather, in the era of anthropogenic climate change, had become multivalent.
Landing somewhere between ambient and IDM, Weather Z moves between the personal and the global. And while the source material—the impending doom of the planet—is heavy, the record itself is emphatically light, whether it’s the day-drunk synth line meandering through “Severe Cases,” or the chopped hip-hop beats whiplashing across “Global Monitoring.”