Indie Musicians’ Winter Sports Festival Dedicated Album [Winter Dreams]
A special compilation album made by 8 indie rock, electronic, and synthpop artists.
The compilation album [Winter Dreams] is an album dedicated to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Sports Festival, produced by eight teams of artists who create dreamy indie rock, electronic, or synth-pop music.
The reason why this album is special is that it is distinct in genre from many previously released sports compilation albums in Korea. Most sports-related compilation albums remind you of energetic commemorative records, whereas [Winter Dreams] album is full of dreamy songs, as the title suggests.
Winter, Dreams, and Sports. Eight songs with such common theme are packed together in this album, which is quite meaningful because it was produced 100% independently by artists, without support from a specific label or company. In addition, genre-wise, it shines even more as a compilation album encompassing indie rock, electronic, and synth-pop.
찰나 Ksana (4th track)
The overall theme is "Pyeongchang in Dreams." Instead of fast and intense cheering songs, like the album title and cover that mysteriously depicts snow-covered mountains, it is filled with dreamy songs. It contains eight tracks completed by eight musicians under the themes of "Winter," "Dream," and "Sports," who led the album production. Even after the Olympics, it is a beautiful and sensuous record that comes to mind every winter.
Compilation albums are rare in South Korea. It’s not often you’ll see an official compilation release. Especially in these days of streaming and digital music, it’s more likely that you’ll listen to a curated playlist. Instead of that nonsense, you should listen to Winter Dreams: Pyeongchang in Dreams. It’s loosely connected to the Winter Games, but the highlight is hearing the music of these eight bands who have composed songs specifically for the album.“Ksana” by Love X Stereo is exactly what I expect from the duo. The song sounds like it could have been part of their 37 project, but also sounds like a b-side from their We Love We Leave album. The slow tempo slows down the album perfectly with the right balance of melodies and warm synths.