Lucid Fall


Lucid Fall(in Korean 루시드폴, born March 18, 1975, Seoul, South Korea)is a Korean singer-songwriter. His birth name is Jo, Yun Suk (조윤석). He was a lead vocalist and guitarist in the band Misoni (미선이). He has released four studio albums :Lucid Fall(2001),Oh, Love(2005),A Night at Border(2007) and the latest album,Les Misérables(2009), released in Korea on December 10, 2009.Lucid Fall's musical style incorporates folk, pop, and bossanova. He uses a nylon guitar as his primary instrument and is famous for poetic lyrics.

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 Lucid Fall's Biography

Lucid Fall was born Yun Suk Jo (First name: Yun Suk, Last name: Jo) in 1975 in Seoul , South Korea. His family moved to Busan where he spent most of his childhood and highschool. He graduated Seoul National University majoring in chemical engineering in 1999. He moved to Europe for his study and got a licentiate of material science at Royal Institute of Technology ( KTH ), Sweden in 2004. He then moved to Lausanne , Switzerland and got his PhD in bioengineering at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( EPFL ) in 2008, for research in drug delivery systems . In 2009, he came back to Korea for a life as a full-time musician, no longer pursuing an academic career.

Musical career

In 1993, Lucid Fall won the bronze award in the 5th Ryu Jae Ha Music Contest ( 유재하 음악경연대회 ) with the song "A Song of Mirror". He formed a modern rock band, Misoni, in 1997 as a vocalist and guitarist, and released the debut albumDriftingin 1999. After activity of Misoni has been stopped for the members' military service, he formed the one man band Lucid Fall and released the self-titled albumLucid Fallin Radiomusic. He worked on the original soundtrack of the movieL'abriin 2002. In 2005, he released his second studio album,Oh, Love, and it brought him the title of best pop single at the third Korean Music Awards (2006). In 2007, he released a live album,Light of Songs, and a third studio album,A Night at Border. In December 2009, he released the fourth studio albumLes Misérables.

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 Lucid Fall's Discography

Studio albums

  • Lucid Fall(2001)
  • Oh, Love(오, 사랑)(2005)
  • A Night at Border (국경의 밤)(2007)
  • Les Misérables (레미제라블)(2009)

Live album

  • Light of songs(2007)

Original Sound Track

  • L'abri (버스, 정류장)(2002)

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 Lucid Fall's Awards

  • Bronze prize, 5th Ryu Jae Ha Music contest (1993)
  • The best pop single prize, 3rd Korean Music Awards (2006)

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