North Korea wakes its citizens with creepy dystopian music


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/20/north-korea-wakes-its-citizens.html


#2

and Chicago’s tornado siren

Thanks a fucking lot. Now I got Pyramid Head stomping up and down my stairwell and the walls are rusty.


#3

If I was able to consign millions to living in a recreation of Oceania, you’d better believe I’d wake them up every day with creepy dystopian music piped in through loudspeakers. What would be the point of being a totalitarian dictator if I didn’t do that?


#4

Oh, North Korea, you’ve charmed me again!


#5

Yet another standard of living the North Koreans have over the USA.


#6

That’s totally designed to evoke a maudlin morning. Every morning.


#7

N Korean X-Files


#8

But how do you snooze?

Also, that tornado siren is going to keep me awake tonight and I don’t even live anywhere near the tornado zone. That is terrifying.


#9

Well a lot of the creep factor is the non-Western scale, which, to be fair, probably sounds just duckie to Koreans.


#10

#11

Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble


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#13

North Korea is taking its cues from the horrific disco musical, "The Apple"


#14

Scientology had better up their game in Clearwater Florida.


#15

Now I know where all their electricity goes.


#16

I … i liked it.


#17

I mean, not every-morning-can’t-not-listen-to-it like it, but still.


#18

remix 


#19
Admit it! You're going to miss me when I'm gone!


#20

Sounds like part of the soundtrack to a creepy Italian giallo horror movie (or a modern horror film referencing the same).