Since a few days - maybe a week - it is absolute silence at the border of North and South Korea. Ok, Ok, maybe not as absolute as the word suggests, but the speakers of both nations are silenced. No propaganda anymore; From both sides!
speakers system at the Korean borders | copyright nrt24 [source]
This silence gives an opportunity!
An opportunity to connect through sound, rather than fight each other with sound. So, I started to go through my music collection to figure out what sound would serve the purpose and figured the super minimalistic album "Plankton" by Sakamoto could do this trick.
copyright Ryuichi Sakamoto
First of all, this album has a super chill atmosphere, so this should calm everybody down.
Secondly, it is not a straightforward album and requires energy to get into it; Energy that cannot be used for negative emotions.
Thirdly, it is an album one can invent and create entire stories around; Stories one can share with each other, therefore providing food-for-talks.
And last but not least, I think it is a super cool album and love it!
My promise: When the North and South Koreans decide to play this album, I will get myself a plane ticket get the full experience myself.
Will You Join Me?
Artist: Ryuichi Sakamoto