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Park Jiha announces new album Philos

In advance of its 14 June release date, Park Jiha shares a video of opening track “Arrival”

Following on from her 2018 debut album Communion, the Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha returns with a new set on tak:til/ Glitterbeat.

Called Philos – plural for philo and translated in this instance as love or liking – the album’s an evocation of her “love for time, space and sound”, says Jiha.

“When I am working on music, I put a lot focus on what I am doing,” she continues. “I think in the end that is love. Philos is about the process of intense repetition. That is a very powerful love, especially on this album, where I worked on all the tracks by myself.”

On Philos Jiha plays the Korean piri, saenghwang and yanggeum. instruments. “When making Communion I focused on harmony with the different musicians,” explains Jiha. “But this time, I wanted to get back to putting the focus on what I do. I played all of the instruments myself. This way I could make the tracks more solid, and I could focus on one thing at a time.”

Philos is released on 14 June. Watch the video for “Arrival”.