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Classical Musicians React: Se So Neon ‘The Wave’

Classical Musicians React: Se So Neon ‘The Wave’


Umu: So now you are reacting to a K-indie group called Se So Neon. There are three members, and they got their name from a design magazine but discovered later it was the name of a children’s magazine, which translates to “the new kids”. The lyrics for the song are sparse and poem-like, with the focus on the instrumentals. Hit it, boy! I’m sorry. Peyton: Okay, boy! Peyton: Yeah, real drums! Jarod: Yeah! Cymbals! Collin: Indie! Indie!
Jarod: Super indie. Stephen: Woo! Seiji: This is old school. Man, it’s like a good old rock album. It’s nice. Stephen: Yeah, this is solid. Kevin: I’m excited to hear where they take this. Because having this sound is novel, but if they don’t do a good job with it, it’s gonna… Okay. Seiji: Yeah, it’s like an AC/DC type of sound. Like ‘Black Dog’, almost.
Stephen: Yeah.
Seiji: It’s kind of cool. Collin: oh, where you goin? Peyton: Yeah! Oh! Yes! Yo! I love this! This guy sounds like Childish Gambino off that one album…I can’t remember it no Yeah! Stephen: This is a really hard groove, man. This is a really sick song. Seiji: Yeah, it’s a good band, you know?
Stephen: Yeah.
Seiji: Sounds like a good band. Henry: I like the transitioning back and forth between…. It starts on…it’s kind of an E but also kind of a B, depending on the section. Elizabeth: I like the…sorry.
Henry: No, what were you gonna say?
Elizabeth: I like the the offbeats in the electric guitar. Henry: Those upstrokes?
Elizabeth: Yeah.
Henry: Yeah, those are cool. Peyton: Wooo! I love this. (whistling) Kevin: G minor, F minor. Hell, yeah. Now they go straight to E.
Isaac: (singing) Isaac: (singing)
Kevin: That’s awesome. This is very enjoyable. Stephen: I like how they’re just not afraid to sit on one five, and just see where it organically goes. K-pop is great, but sometimes there’s so much being thrown at you that it just…it’s forgettable sometimes. Like, not all the time, but sometimes it is. And here, they’re just sticking with one thing, and then, I’m gonna remember that. Like, I would buy this song. Elizabeth: Ooh, I like this percussion break, here.
Henry: Yeah, including hand percussion. Jarod: Bling! Oh…okay. Collin: Are they gonna come back? They’re comin’ back. Henry: Nice bass playing. It’s like, very solid. Good tone. Nice sense of dynamics. I appreciate the light touch. Yeah. Stephen: That’s a cool polyrhythm, right there. Seiji: This video, though. That’s neat. Seiji: Man, you can really tell like…the musicianship really comes through. Stephen: Yeah.
Seiji: Cuz they’re staying with one motif and then going…even in the more improvised part. Seiji: Wow. Kevin: Oh, my God, it’s so distorted. It’s so distorted but mixed so low. It’s such a great combo. Jarod: Man, that guy is just riding that cymbal. Kevin: Ahh, I love this.
Isaac: Cymbals everywhere! Peyton: Oh, yeah. That’s like the best thing I’ve heard like, in ten songs. Henry: That’s so cool. Elizabeth: I definitely got like, eighties rock band vibes, cuz they had the synth that you…kind of like the Stranger Things synth goin’ in the background.
Henry: Yeah, they did have like a little Elizabeth: Yeah.
Henry: Yamaha thing goin’.
Elizabeth: So it was like, sort of a nod to that. And I was very interested in the fact that there really wasn’t that much vocals in this, and the last, at least minute and a half, really, was just the ensemble of instruments jamming out to each other.
Henry: Talkin’ to each other.
Elizabeth: Yeah. And playing in different rhythms from each other and repeating patterns that don’t line up exactly, so it was very creative. Seiji: I’m feeling a nice nostalgia to that.
Stephen: Sure, yeah, I get that. I loved it, I thought it was great. Out of all the songs that I’ve listened to so far doing this with you, it’s one of my favorites.
Seiji: It’s just really good.
Stephen: It’s just musical. They just…you stick with one thing, and then you just see like, where is this leading? Like where, logically, will it lead, and what are you hearing? It’s just a more exciting experience as a listener, you know? I remember that because they stuck with one thing, as opposed to like some of the other songs I listen to, and then I just forget them. Jarod: It was cool, but it felt like more of a collection of riffs versus a structure of like, here’s different sections. Even the vocals–there wasn’t a consistent melody that drove everything together. Collin: There was, yeah, there was nothing strong enough to like, just…the consistency. The continuity.
Jarod: Right, right, right.
Collin: Melodically, it wasn’t there. Jarod: It just felt kind of ambiguous.
Collin: Even though it kind of fit.
Jarod: Right, right, right. Collin: Yeah.
Jarod: Not to say that was disjunct or it was totally everywhere all the time, but just like, it just seemed like it was three or four minutes of just like groove and guitar solo, cuz he was goin’ ham.
Collin: Yeah. I mean, I saw, you know they had that crescendo? I wouldn’t say it’s totally a wave.
Umu: turbulent like… Jarod: Okay, it..
Collin: Tumultuous. Tumultuous.
Umu: maybe…what is it called, like past the wave? Rip tide. Did it feel like a rip tide? Jarod: Feel like a rip tide…
Collin: Was it sucking us in?
Umu: Where it pulls you out.
Jarod: I felt like when I went bodyboarding once, with… Umu: With my dad!
Jarod: With your dad. I remember…
Collin: This actually occurred? Jarod: This is actually occurred in San Diego, and like I got thrown into the sand by this wave. That’s kinda what that felt like. Where you’re just like, a wave throws you down
Collin: You ate it!
Jarod: and there’s…No, I did not make it. It was like…
Collin: No, ate it. Jarod: Oh, ate it. I thought you said made it, I’m like, oh yeah, I ate it. And like, you’re sliding in the sand, and you’re just like, oh, and you’re at the mercy of you know, this wave beating you to the ground. That’s kind of what this… Collin: What a analogy.
Jarod: It’s not like it was a bad thing, it was a rad thing. You’re like, “Oh, just ate sh*t, brah”, and you’re like, then get up and you swim back out to try it again. Isaac: Every time they play a minor triad with the guitar, it’s always the surfer vibe. (singing)
Kevin: Um-hmm. Isaac: We’re going on a surfing trip! What I thought about it: I thought it was very enjoyable.. Wow! That was very psychedelic. That was very cyclical. Everything just like washed… It really stuck to the name ‘The Wave’
Kevin: Um-hmm.
Isaac: So it comes and goes. It’s like high tide, it’s very violent. Yeah, there’s a lot of high waves. But then when it’s low tide, it’s like well, everything simmers down. Kevin: I really enjoyed this. On the production side, everything is so on-point, and they knew exactly the combination, the perfect balance between patience in building some of the stuff up, and kind of having the dynamics go in and out and the distortion go in and out, with that type of momentum.
Isaac: Um-hmm.
Kevin:That…when it eventually gets there, we feel like there’s a logical place. Peyton: I felt that the combination of the cinematography and the vibe that the music itself was kind of bringing, cuz it was, the drums were like intense and moving, but not in a way that was too much for the scene, you know? Like they were in the woods, or she was in the woods, and you know, there was like waves crashing around the rock. Like, as the music got more intense the weather started to kind of change a little bit, but she kind of kept a serious demeanor on her face the whole time, you know? The music and itself never got too, I don’t know, it just kind of stayed in this like, I guess, vibe, here, and it did so much within this space. I feel like with the effects they were using, it was so acoustic, but with just like, drops of electronics, like that (mimicking synths) but it was like synth, you know? I could tell that somebody was actually putting in the sounds, you know? Cuz you could just tell like that like somebody was recording that live, you know? And you could feel them feeding off of each other, and it just kept building. There was like this slow, I mean, just the patient it takes…the patience it takes to build that from the bottom up, and then to just, bwaaa!! I loved it. Hello everyone, I’m Umu, React to the K channel creator, and I like to thank you for watching this video. I really hope you enjoyed or learned something from it. If you’d like to support us or help React to the K grow, you can do so by visiting our Patreon, and help us out by pledging any amount you can. ‘Til next time.

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  1. Classical Musicians React individual/unedited pair reactions for Se So Neon are available on Patreon! Pledge $5 and choose 3 different playlists to gain access to or pledge $14.99 and gain access to over 280 reaction playlists: https://www.patreon.com/reacttothek

  2. MY FAVOURITE BAND ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Ahem also Umu your voice break ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. yessss i love this song. Please do Neon Bunny, Cifika, and more great indie artists or band like 3rd line butterfly.

  4. ์ง„์งœ ์˜ค๋žœ๋งŒ์— ์ด ์ฑ„๋„์—์„œ ๋ณผ๋งŒํ•œ ์˜์ƒ,, ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์˜ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์„ ๋Œ๋งŒํ•œ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋Š” ๋‹ค ๊ฐœ์ธ ๋ฆฌ์•ก์…˜์œผ๋กœ ํ•ด๋†“๊ณ  ์กฐํšŒ์ˆ˜๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋†’๊ฒŒ ์˜ฌ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋‹จ์ฒด ๋ฆฌ์•ก์…˜์€ ์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋งŒ ํ•˜๊ณ ,, ํ•œ๊ตญ ์ž๋ง‰๋งŒ ๊ตฌํ•˜๋ฉด ๋ถ„๋ช… ๋ถ• ๋œฐ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ฑ„๋„์ธ๋ฐ,, ์ฐธ ์•ˆํƒ€๊นŒ์šธ๋ฟ…

  5. Wow, great timing with this video considering I'm revisiting my old passion for 70s prog rock and a lot of this song reminds me of YES. Magical!

  6. AHHHH I WAITED LIKE A YEAR FOR THIS I FREAKING GRADUATED COLLEGE, BECAME UNEMPLOYED FOR MONTHS, FOUND A JOB, AND NOW HERE WE FINALLY ARE OMFG YAY PLEASE REACT TO THORNAPPLE – STRANGE TROPICS NEXT PLS THEY ARE ALSO A KOREAN INDIE ROCK BAND <3 LOVE YOU ALL

  7. o wow didn't expect to see this band here. I love them and urge everyone to listen to this album the track came from~

  8. Another band that I would recommend is Dabda, although some of their songs like Polyrythm are as of yet unreleased.

  9. really thx for reacting to SE SEO NEON๏ผMy luv๏ผAlso hope ucan React to the band called SURL, they're soooooo awesome, too๏ผ

  10. I'm just saying but should react to Rocket Punch – Bim Bam Bum, just to see how many choruses there are.

  11. Please react to 'turn signal' by venus! It's different from your typical girl group song, I think you'd like it :))

  12. You should totally check out the solo album of so yoon(debuted as So! YoON!), vocal,guitar, and leader of se so neon. The title song, zZ'City is very beautiful, and also, I think the last song, Athena, has some vibes that you might like.๐Ÿ˜

  13. Wow, couldn't believe it when I saw the thumbnail! I discovered their music about a year ago, and was completely entranced, thanks for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for finally reacting to Se So Neon! I love them and watching them live is an EXPERIENCE. So!Yoon! who you reacted to before on your own is the leader, singer, guitarist, and she writes all of their songs. She's a total badass and it would be super cool to see you react to maybe her solo album or some things on your own! I'd love to see what you think about her!

  15. This introduced me to a very interesting band I've never heard of. It was quite refreshing to hear another k band and the real instrumentation was pleasing. (idk if anybody will see this but if you guys could possibly react to Rocket Punch's debut song Bim Bam Bum that would be cool to hear your thoughts on it no spoilers tho)

  16. I cannot believe what im watching SE SO NEON IN THIS CHANNEL?????๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Their other songs like Long Dream or Nan Chun are cool too, and songs in So!YoON!(vocal)'s solo album is great. I recommend ATHENA(Feat. SE SO NEON), and FOREVER DUMB(Feat. SAM KIM).

  17. ๋Œ์•˜์–ด ๋Œ์•˜์–ด ์ง„์งœ ๋Œ์•˜์–ด ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์š” ์ƒˆ์†Œ๋…„ใ…œใ…œใ… ใ… ใ… ใ…œใ… ใ… ใ…œใ… 

  18. ์ƒˆ์†Œ๋…„ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ์†Œ์œค์–ธ๋‹ˆ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์š”ใ… ใ… ใ…œใ… ใ… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  19. ๋…ธ๋ผ์กฐ ๋ฆฌ์•ก์…˜ ํ•ด์ฃผ๋ฉด์ข‹๊ฒŸ๋‹ค….๊ณผ์—ฐ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋ฐ›์•„๋“ค์ด๋ ค๋‚˜

  20. A live set of this recentlyย popped up on Youtube too. I rocks authentically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM_JKayWe3M

  21. Finally some quality music! I feel so bad for the guy at 6:10…having to sit through so much K-pop and I know so much of it isn't great, it must've been refreshing to hear this!

  22. Can you guys please react to superband performances??? there are so many super talented performers and legendary stages

  23. ์ด๊ฑธ ๋ฆฌ๋ทฐํ•˜์‹œ๋„ค ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•˜์‹œ๋‹ค ใ„ทใ„ทใ„ท ์ƒˆ์†Œ๋…„์˜ long dream(๊ธด ๊ฟˆ)๋„ ์ข‹์•„์š”. another band๋„ ๋ถ€ํƒํ•ด์š”! Gukkasten์ด๋‚˜ Jaurim์ด๋‚˜… subscribe ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์‹  ๋ถ„๋„ ๋„˜ ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ด์š”!(ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด ๋Œ“๊ธ€ ์ž๋ฅธ๋‹ค๊ธธ๋ž˜ ๋Œ€๊ฐ• ํ˜ผ์šฉ)

  24. reactions: โ€œGreat Sage Equal to Heavenโ€ by Hua Chenyu (ๅŽๆ™จๅฎ‡): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL7hdq8q7Z0
    ๅŽๆ™จๅฎ‡ใ€Šๅนณๅ‡กไน‹่ทฏใ€‹ ๅ•ๆ›ฒ็บฏไบซ Singer 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLLOqUGfTCA
    ๅŽๆ™จๅฎ‡ใ€Šๅฑฑๆตทใ€‹ – ๅ•ๆ›ฒ็บฏไบซ- Singer 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sAbH_ojIwQ
    ๅŽๆ™จๅฎ‡ ๆผ”ๅ”ฑไธฒ็ƒง – ้Ÿณไน็–ฏๅญ ็‡ƒ็‚ธ้Ÿณ็ฌฆ- Singer 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb2NMFnbfoY

  25. K-indie is really really good!!! Thanks for reaction and more reaction please:)โ™ฅ
    + Black skirt (๊ฒ€์ •์น˜๋งˆ), yun ddan ddan (์œค๋”ด๋”ด), cheese (์น˜์ฆˆ), Oohyo(์šฐํšจ), ์ž”๋‚˜๋น„ (jan na bi), sun woo jung ah (์„ ์šฐ์ •์•„)

  26. ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๊ณก์„ ์ •์„ ์ข€ ๋Œ€์ค‘์„ฑ์žˆ๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ํ•ซํ•œ๊ฑธ๋กœํ•˜๋ฉด ์ง„์ž‘์— 100๋งŒ์ฐ์—ˆ์„ ์ฑ„๋„์ธ๋ฐ ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ๋“ค์–ด ์•„์ด์œ  ๋ฐคํŽธ์ง€ ์ด๋Ÿฐ๊ณก์œผ๋กœ ํŠนํžˆ ์š”์ฆ˜๋“ค์–ด ๋‹จ์ฒด๋ฆฌ์•ก์…˜๋•Œ ๊ณก์„ ์ •์ด ์ดํ•ด๋Š”์•ˆ๊ฐ ๋ญ ์ œ์ž‘์ž๋ง˜์ด๊ธดํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ..

  27. I've loved this song for the longest time!! I'm so glad the reactors really enjoyed it as I do. K-indie is the move! Keep it coming Umu! <3

  28. ์ข‹๋„ค์š”..ํ•œ๊ธ€๊นŒ์ง€ ๋˜์„œ ์ดํ•ดํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ข‹์•˜์–ด์š”

  29. Hello, I have watched a bunch of your reaction videos and enjoyed them. I am also a fan of K POP. I am from India and I was hoping if you would react to Indian classical music as you are yourself classical musicians.
    A few recommendations –
    1> Raag Bhairavi | Niladri Kumar & Pandit Subhankar Banerjee | Sitar & Tabla | Music of India
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtOQ49_hO8s

    2> Sparkling Raag Jog | Pt Shivkumar Sharma & Pt Anindo Chatterjee | Santoor & Tabla | Music of India
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwCIDG-ahp0

    3> Exquisite Afternoon Raag Bhimpalasi | Kaushiki Chakraborty | Patiala Khayal | Music of India
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEqYzdz3Zvg

    I hope all of guys and girls at least check out these videos.

  30. Please watch these videos๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    https://youtu.be/i7FQtQTFYxU
    https://youtu.be/A0ynpMQUvSw

    These are a South Korean TV show featuring obscure musicians. Through the show, they formed a band with various musicians.

    In the first video, cellist Hong Jin-ho, violinist Shin Ye-chan and vocalist Ha Hyun-sang reinterpreted the song Viva la Vida.
    In the second video, 19-year-old guitarists Lee Kang-ho, Kim Young-so, Lim Hyung-bin and bassist Cho Won-sang performed a guitar arrangement called Adventure of a Life.

    In this show, Five experts unanimously chose the team of adventure of lifetime, and the team of Viva la Vida was a poor loser. I am also curious about the choice of foreign classical experts!!!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  31. ์ƒˆ์†Œ๋…„ ใ…œ ใ…œ ใ…œ ใ…œใ…œ ใ…œใ…œใ…œใ…œ ใ…œ โ™กโ™ก

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