Kim Soo Chul is one of the most important Korean musician. Not sure how to describe the excellence of his music, anyway I'd make it brief & quick.
He started music career as Rock Band, late of 1970's. His rock band was good enough, did also some Pop-Rock which made him even a TV Star. His outfit is not very good for entertainer, anyway his music was good & he did several works.
He has done several OSTs for TV drama & Movie. He released too many albums, over 30, and all of them are over average to great. But his best work & life object is, "Let Korean Traditional Music be Modernized." He made it fusion with Rock / New Age / Ambient, and much more.
You might think about Oathean or Kim Do Kyun, if we talk about Korean Traditional Music & Rock fusion. But believe me. Kim Soo Chul did it much earlier, and did it much better. He released over 30 albums, and now, his own company re-releases it. Re-released CDs are only 10, not all of his past works.
But You could still think it's too many. Then get [The Road to Hwang Chon] & [Sound for Invocation 1] first. They are BEST MASTERPIECE from all of his works. For more information, visit his official site. It has English information & even few samples.
[Guitar Sanjo] album is an unique style of playing the Electric Guitar. Mr. Kim Soo Chul first develpoed this style in the early 1980's. Using this style, the guitar actually sounds like a korean traditional instrument. <Sanjo> is a style of traditional Korean music. Generally this style can be described as a process of moving from slow rhythms to fast rhythms.
01 Jango & Guitar Sanjo
02 Daeguem & Guitar Sanjo
03 Gayaguem & Guitar Sanjo
04 Guitar Sanjo solo
05 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup Opening Ceremony Music (communication)
06 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup Drawing Event Music - theme
07 opening music
08 introducing the host cities in Korea
09 introducing the final 32 countries
10 ending music