Krom - Songs From The Noir

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Phnom Penh Band Krom Released Their Debut Album In 2012.

Now re-released by Metal Postcard in 2015

The Carvery (London) has re-mastered this contemporary Cambodian classic which covers the darker underbelly of life in 21st century SE Asia

The song lyrics are based around words of Noir author and novelist Christopher G. Moore – taken from his “Smile Series. “The Ying” video was produced at Cambodian Living Arts Studio by Hacky Hagemeyer and Sarin Chhuon.



Kevin Cummings Writes for "Thailand Footprints"

Krom was born from a place of darkness and their songs frequently touch on personal and dark themes. Krom’s debut 2012 album is titled SONGS OF THE NOIR, which became popular after frequent radio station play. The following year their NEON DARK album also became a success, particularly with listeners in the United Kingdom.

Bottom line is the world’s a shit-hole in so many ways – you can either try to do some good and effect positive change or you can selfishly turn your back on it all – I just try to do my best with my music and with my disability work and hopefully achieve some good things in a rather complex world acknowledging life’s horrors and beauties are so intermingled as to be beyond all understanding. – Christopher Minko (KROM) (From a February 2014 interview)

The above quote by Chistopher Minko should give you some concept of the man and the message he wishes to convey in his work and his music even if we have to accept, as he reminds us in song and lyrics, that we live in a world that has gone “stark raving mad.”

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released March 16, 2015

Metal Postcard 2015
Music: Christopher Minko and Sophea Chamroeun 2012-2015

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