Sunday, September 23, 2012

DONG ABAY - REBULTO



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Hubad Overcoat
by R.C. Avellanosa

 

It's about time. Had to have it downloaded from US ITunes and sent over by a good friend. It is  that hard to find here. And that's ironic because this release is a concept album about the Philippine's National Hero, Jose P. Rizal.  Rebulto tells of his statue, his resurrection and ostensibly Dong as Rizal's present thoughts of the Filipino and his country, Philippines.  Backed up by Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala on synths, engineered by Shinji.  And I read somewhere that the cover art was done as a 3d exercise by Dong's son Awit.  Expect more from Dong.



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Thursday, September 20, 2012

ROBERT POLLARD - JACK SELLS THE COW



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Covert Robert
by R.C. Avellanosa

 

Bob's mind is racing. This is his second solo release this year along with two Guided By Voices releases. A third one "Bears For Lunch" is yet to come. To call him prolific is laughable, he is persistently productive.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE LIGHTNING SEEDS - THE VERY BEST


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Raindrops Splash Rainbows
by R.C. Avellanosa

 

Ian Broudie and The Lightning Seeds at their very best. A different kind of feeling as I played the record. That lazy feeling, like somnolence and drifting off to sleep awake. Like feeling wealthy without the money, and sweetness without the honey. Enriching every thought, dreams of stars, skies and lies. Their cover of The Turtles "You Showed Me" has carried me to sleep. The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" carried me deeper. Most marvellous indeed.



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VARIOUS ARTISTS - BEST OF PINOY ROCK



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Jeprox
by R.C. Kola

 

Pinoy Rock of the 70's and the 80's. The Filipino rock pioneers. If you love OPM Rock, this should come in smooth . Tolerably the most endearing bunch of Pilipino bands and solo acts. So good, even my Lola would load it down.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

DINOSAUR JR. - I BET ON SKY



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Brogdingnagian
by R.C. Kola

 

Yes, it is the latest release, as of this post. This band has not deviated from their sound. With all their several unforgettable songs implanted on this ears, another set of songs would be welcome still. Lou Barlow's Sebadohish bass lines, Murph's sharp drum skills, and of course J Mascis pedals and licks altogether form the gargantuan Dinosaur Jr.
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POPONG LANDERO - AYAYAY



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Tru Pilipino
by R.C. Kola

Saw him played Live. Popong Landero's one of a few artists remarkable enough to have hailed from my own hometown, Davao City. His genre is basically folk rock and reggae. His songs reached on through common local folks, which is why it is that light and easy to grasp. He is known by art-types, music majors and on some other circles, but still obscure to the general public.



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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BLOC PARTY - FOUR



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For More
by R.C. Kola

 

This will need a little more time to sink in. This is Brit's Bloc Party's latest 2012 release. It's louder and more complicated. There starting to sound like a halo or like flies flying above your head.



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AKO SI CHRIS - ATRAS ABANTE EP



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Kanoy , jOePM
by R.C. Kola

 

Lately I've been hearing a lot of songs from FilAm artists, and Philippine based American and foreign bands, I even heard of this pure American Boy "Gabby" singing and talking Tagalog, and a little Australian girl singing "Bahay Kubo".  And now this.  If there's such sound as OPM Twee-Pop, this is it. Released 01 April 2012, the lyrics are just so straightforward, light and acoustically raw. Heavily influenced by the OPM popband Itchy Worms and Eraserheads, I think. This man is like showing Filipinos the beauty and the melodic sound of the Philippine language.  Just when more Filipinos are trying hard to sound American, this American has succeeded to sound Filipino.



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CATTSKI - 00:00:00


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Rak En Rol
by R.C. Kola


0:00:00 (Zero) is the 4th full-length studio album by singer, songwriter from Cebu, Philippines. This was just released 22nd of June this year. Produced by Cattski Espina herself and Jad Bantug. Cattski's sound is folk and electronica or Folktronika.  If you know OPM, and Cebu Music, you should listen to Cattski.



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RICO BLANCO - GALACTIK FIESTAMATIK



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Nothing and Everything
by R.C. Kola

 

The wave is still there. More keys, more synth. More like living on the late 80's or 90's? Like Barcelona, like Dep Mode or Numan. More tagalog lyrics. More Filipino spunk. Rico Blanco's more passionate second release. Less happier, more fun. Melodic. Techno-saddened good. The sound is addictive. It is what it is.


01. Amats
02. Burado
03. Lipat Bahay
04. When The Wheels Turn
05. Sayaw
06. Hours and Days
07. Chismis
08. What It Is?
09. Ngayon
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Friday, September 7, 2012

VARIOUS ARTISTS - CULTIVATION '92


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The Rain, The Sky
by R. C. Kola

 

Landed on my lap forwarded by a good friend, that artist from the band Happy? fortunately. This myriad compilation overflows and bursting at its seams. Seventeen tracks from seventeen bands I never ever heard from before. That one band "Sex Art" apparently had one member from Korn "Jonathan Davis". This compilation is found on Sex Art's Korn Memorabilia. Another awesome treat you shouldn't slip away. Unlikely from 1992, versatile rock acts in different genre. This was how it really sounded from behind in the 90's. From the heartbreaking and "spooky" "1912" to Smiling Days' Fall, Large Wooden Matches' happy/sad mucus laden "Look To The Sky", reggae, ambient, synth, lo-fi or pop and rock driven, let it roll and fill your ears with wax.


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01. Alexandra's Tears - 1912
02. Zircus - My Astoria
03. Rabbit Choir - Where's My Weed?
04. Slim The Drifter - Ballad Of Bill
05. Smiling Days - Fall
06. Large Wooden Matches - Look To The Sky
07. Mento Buru - Dine-O-Soar
08. Pale - Timeworks
09. Body Mechanix - 60 Seconds
10. Chris Coluzzi - Keys To The City
11. Poopy Lickles - Bleed Real Good
12. Sex Art - Inside
13. The Wild Stares - Like A Sparrow
14. Last Breath - Don't Say Love
15. The Miss Alans - Hard Kissing Harold
16. Spike 1000 - Eclipse/Dovefire
17. The Scaries - Groove The Peach
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