Stranger, or 이방인 (romanised: Ibang-in), is the title track from Guckkasten’s second EP of the same title. It was released on 15 November. That was not the first time the song was heard in public though; back in July 2017, Guckkasten performed the song for the first time at their Squall concerts in Seoul.
I was again reminded of this song recently when I saw a clip of their performance on Onstage Plus – as usual, a tight performance from Guckkasten (complemented with a beautiful stage setup).
A Earman Vamp – who? I can imagine how most people would be baffled when they see the name of this artiste.
He calls himself AEV the Piano Man (or simply 에이브 in Korean). I never knew until I found out from my research for this post that AEV actually stands for ‘AEarman Vamp’. A Korean pop pianist and composer, I came to know him through his association with Korean indie band Guckkasten – he’s a member of Team Guckkasten, a group of staff and musicians who go on tour with the band.