Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Pity Pretty

IT is a little sad how some things just need to be so hard to find.  Rare are the times when I get to hear the kind of music I need to hear to get me through the day.  And because it seems that that is just the way it is, then I abdicate if that's the right word.  Though I heard a band from the Philippines who sounded pretty much anear for which I won't mention and leave to those with the candy-eared to search for.   I must say that I read about this band Pity Sex from a column somewhere which was described to sound  close to that legendary band that hailed from Scotland.

This is an EP that was released on the same year they formed in 2012.  And they are from Ann Arbor, Michigan, wherever that is.  Anyway, you might just really need to listen to this.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014


To The Net
I am about to embark to some kind of serious study when I came across this as I searched for an Avant Garde Filipino band that made a song about the most common mode of transportation here, "The Jeepney".
This is unmistakably how some computer enthusiasts might relate to. Let us support kick-ass music..Hints of Bowie, Barcelona, The Rentals, I suppose and Buggles, and Cage?

YouTube Link

Monday, September 22, 2014


By RC Avellanosa

Okay now, I'm back and a feeling a little exhausted. For some reason, I could envision that this could turn out (and hit me in the face!/kick my ass!) to be the most challenging year of my life. But perhaps I will try and continue this. Well here is a trio fronted by Sarah Catharine. She's a musician, a disc jockey, an astronomer, a music lover, a painter...and who knows what else she can do. Gorgeous and a beaut, I'd say she'd be thrilled to see these tracks posted here. And because this has got to be one of the most endearing record or music I received, I'd try to be more polite in introducing and promoting this four track.  Should this be called an EP?  A Four-Track EP, extended play?  I don't know what to call this,..but hey, I may just have to listen to this further but months have already passed and I should write about how these tracks somehow left me deadened and stuck at some point.  I learned that this trio disbanded and Sarah may have to pursue her solo career.

 And so without further ado, here's Even Atom from Erie, Pennsylvania. And to quote SC "Love it , hate it, like it, whatever... I know you're out (far away for miles) out there..."

Even Atom on My Space


Friday, August 8, 2014


Warlow for Rawbar

This sounds like when your band had a perfect day inside a practice studio or garage with a boombox standing somewhere.  Recording the entire play as everyone was having each and every member of the group deeply engrossed, passionately with the skill.  And though one might find it uninteresting to some who are used to hearing high or stereo mixed sound, the scout types and the prime movers or you might just call the avant-gardster types would find this very adorable and tasty since it is in its raw quality.  Not that 'RAW' anyway and whoever coined that term should be shot since having to define this sound quality as 'RAW' material is an engineer somewhere or just a fellow who needed to make it sound more pleasing or better than how it sounded originally 

Well, an alien shared a link for this EP.  And it just is sometimes confusing for me how some musicians or producers define their outputs as EP LP Studio and Demos,, Albums, Reissues, Rehashed, Versions, Remixed, Rerecorded and bah blah bah.  But there it is BARLOW.  Lower the bar, bar the low, the lowest lows to the lowest lows.  Lofi at its finest.

Monday, July 28, 2014



Well, this band's quite or I should say adorable.  The sound that'll cheer up your gloomy days I suppose.  At par with such lo-fi acts as Sentridoh,  I am eternally grateful.  If you got some headphones, earphones or the usual speakers at home or driving a bicycle, or a  motor car, perhaps this might just calm you down and ease up some nerves.

 My Pick

Monday, July 7, 2014


In Bob I Trust
by Ryex Avellanosa

I can still remember the first time I bought one of my most favorite record.  It was Sugar's Copper Blue.  The record just felt right.  The right amount of guitars that go very neat along with its other accompanying instruments.  You get to feel unusually fuzzy or something.  I didn't really care too much about who's behind the music back then.  I later found out of course that Sugar was fronted by no other than the man himself, Bob Mould.  And same as almost all Bobs, Bob Mould'd real name is Robert.  Yes, his name is Robert Arthur Mould.  His was a music I wouldn't mind listening for hours and over and over for days if not weeks. Well and it's not that hard to find that he was associated to some other past and present outfits. Blowoff, Husker Du, Loud Bomb, Sugar and Deep Dish to boot. That's it. Hope you're still soundtripping guys. And I would like to thank an alien from PA for the heads up.  I am grateful your highness.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Planet Cool

This an edited review.  And there's always this thought of having to look for other sources other than the usual record store out from where I reside. Vinyl records seem not to arrive down here anymore. Unless you are one heck of a music collector.   And turntables are hard to find these days.  If only I have saved the classic gadgets before.  But Guided By Voices continues to alarm me.  How do they do it? Look at them. United as one.

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