- Other names: Campergraphic, Camper
- Date of birth: 1990/12/27
- Status: Artist, Graphic Artist, Musician and the list goes on – in activity
- Genre: alternative R&B
- Belongs to: CLUBESK*MO (2015/2016 -?), you.will.knovv (2017-)
Artist’s Social Networks
Rad Museum also known as Campergraphic is a South Korean artist who has been part of the CLUBESKIMO, an artist collective, since its foundation, that is to say between 2015 and 2016 and is now a member of the crew/label you.will.knovv.
If there is very little information about Rad Museum, one thing is yet for sure, this artiste is just extremely talented.
It’s under the stage name Campergraphic that most of the people first knew about him (Ed: I can’t really talk about activity pre-2015 though…). Camper was indeed the one taking care of CLUBESK*MO’s visuals. He created the logo of the collective for instance. Sometimes he also made illustrations for some projects of the crew members. To give you an idea, the visuals of Punchnello’s tracks Birthday and Detox were from him. Punchnello expressed his deep admiration for the artist by the way:
« This Hyung is so talented in many ways. He does tattoo art too […] There is so much to learn from him»
Punchnello in the 1st episode of Drop The Beat
But Camper didn’t restrict himself though, he also got into design and finally publicly went for music.
Among his multiple talents, music is actually one he treasures the most. According to Punchnello, Camper would always have dreamed to become a singer-songwriter.
Then, it was under a new stage name: Rad Museum, that the artist finally made his music debuts with the track Island published on SoundCloud by the end of 2016 (Ed: since then the track has been removed from his account but is still on a YouTube channel, you can find it in his discography below).
2017, A pivotal year for the artist’s musical career
However, it’s truly in 2017 that he has been active as a musician.
He started the year with a collaboration. An appearance on producer MILLIC’s album VIDA released in July. He contributed to the composition but also performed alongside the other CLUBESK*MO’s members on the track IGLOO. However, within the CLUBESK*MO, the duo OFFONOFF also invited him for their track Homeless Door from their album Boy released the same month. Rad Museum’s voice is pretty faint in this track, but there is a moment where his voice blends with Colde’s one and it conveys a peculiar mix of softness and melancholy. It’s really strong and if you haven’t already listened to it, then you definitely should!
In November, still within CLUBESK*MO, producer 2xxx! released the album Life. Rad Museum and Punchnello were present on the song Dawn, a track with an atmosphere tinged with feelings of nostalgia.
But the year 2017 is above all marked by the release of Scene, his own album made of 7 tracks including Cloud featured by Colde, Punchnello, and Miso but also Tiny Little Boy where he’s accompanied by Dean. If there isn’t any M/V for this album, Rad Museum however created a YouTube channel where he shared the beautiful live version of the track Dancing in The Rain accompanied by Jusén who plays the guitar.
Scene: An Album with an interesting focus on the atmospheres
How to describe this album in a few words?
In all objectivity, this project is of rare finesse. The whole project is carried by a sensitivity perceptible in all the attention to detail. There is a common patina in all the tracks, however, while a part is dominated by quite wavy sonorities; in the other part, there is this complex combination of gentleness and melancholy. This is a recurring feeling in his artistic universe, like a signature. In a way, the album is exuding a juvenile atmosphere, something really pure paradoxically mixed with a maturity tinged with disillusionment, a disillusionment from the deception that can occur in life sometimes.
In brief, an excellent album that you should definitely give a listen to in order to discover this artist and his unique universe.
Whether you like his universe or not, it’s undeniable that Rad Museum is one of those artists who are bringing diversity and a certain richness to the Korean urban scene and we are very likely going to hear even more about him in the future, or at least we can only hope so!
Drop The Beat ep1