• country:South Korea
  • label:Tone Music
  • artist submitted by:Earth Beat

Line up

  • Daeun Chung (keyboard)
  • Eunkyung Min (vocals)
  • Jiyoung Park (piri, taepyoungso)
  • Moojin Chen (guitar)
  • Siwon Lee (bass guitar)
  • Woosung Lee (percussion)
  • Younggoo Jang (drums)


Bringing the far East together with the far-out West, rising Korean band Aux draw on their traditional roots to shape their expansive approach to psychedelic rock music. Pansori is a story-telling singing style associated with Korean opera and lead vocalist Eunkyung Min adopts the octave-jumping characterisations into the band's sweeping progressive-rock arrangements. Wailing melodies and solos on the traditional reed instruments taepyoungso and piri add a wild intensity to the hard-edged electric bass – played in the percussive style of the Korean geomungo zither – and the rocking rhythm section of drums, electric guitar, keyboards and Korean percussion. The band say they didn't come together with a grand mission to do something with traditional instruments, it just happened and one thing led on to the next. A traditional process of psychedelic osmosis.