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The Time has Come..

2012-02-18T08:47:40.887-08:00

Today it's my turn to tell everyone that I'll be taking a break and will move forward. This will probably be my last post. I will keep this blog up so people can still check back on the archives.

I've met people from different music scene and enjoyed their music. I've met a few and had seen what kind of people they are. That's enough for me. I will have fun listening to music whatever I like not worrying about what to write in Overtuneph.

I'd like to send out my thanks to everyone who visits my blog, to those who  believed in me, to the local music scene hardcore punk, electronic music and indie pop scene. Keep on creating beautiful music, I will continue to check on your stuff when I get the chance.


See you later,
Sheng







January-February shows!

2012-01-08T02:00:56.722-08:00

Shows to look forward to this coming January and February 2012!
Mark your calendars, boys and girls!







Death Cab for Cutie in Manila

2012-01-08T01:34:27.487-08:00

You guys heard it right, Death Cab for Cutie will be playing live in Manila on March 5, 2012 at 8pm, NBC Tent, Global City, Taguig. That date is actually my birthday, so this might be a nice birthday gift for myself aside from my usual monthly toy purchases (for chrissakes! I'm close to getting broke!) I love most of DCFC old albums, not a fan of their recent works though.

EARLY BIRD PROMO: Discounted Ticket prices starting January.6-15, 2012.
VIP - 3,420 / 3,800
GOLD - 2,250 / 2,500

Tickets are available in Ticketnet outlets or visit Ticketnet website for inquiries. I'll be getting my ticket reserved tomorrow via my friend Jade. Thanks buddy!

Here's the poster I got from one of my Facebook friends:



V.A Everything is Fine - Filipino Indiepop Scene

2012-01-20T07:30:27.921-08:00


What are you guys doing on a Sunday? I spent my entire afternoon listening to V.A Everything is Fine. Thanks to SEA Indie (South East Asia Indie) and Popscene Manila for making this compilation possible. It is available in its entirety for free on SEA Indie website.

Everything is Fine features 26 tracks from Filipino Indiepop artists:


Volume 1
01. ODILE ET FRANZ – la poesie intermede
02. Daydream Cycle – Christmas Is Here
03. Japsuki – Bitter, Sweeter
04. The Camerawalls – My Life’s Arithmetic Means
05. Spring Boutique - So Twee
06. Apple Orchard – Tomorrow Says Goodbye
07. Outerhope - Anna Gabrielle
08. Days Like Postcards – For a perfect time
09. DRESS - Wafture
10. Gentle Universe – Tree House Playroom
11. The Treblinka Love Scene – Missionaries On Rural Transit
12. Farewell Isobel - Under The Moon Lies
13. That Lingering Feeling – First Light


Volume 2
01. Dream Carousel – No Matter What
02. Your Imaginary Friends – Hey, Rowena
03. Some Gorgeous Accident – Blush
04. The Gentle Isolation – I’ll Pocket You A Rainbow
05. Archaster – Oakwood Avenue
06. Slow Hello – Decidedly Weird
07. Slumbook – Luminous
08. Carnival Park – Lachrymose
09. Outcasts Of The Universe – One Little Bomb
10. The Wentletraps – Pure
11. CERUMENTRIC – An Analogue Embrace
12. Lazy Lorelei  – Sunshine
13. Moscow Olympics – Keeping the Avenues Open


The sound on this compilation has that beautiful quality, all these poppity gems are good for listening to your fave Sunday afternoon time. Oh and don't forget to check out Popscene MNL for more music.  Enjoy!



SYNTHICIDE x WSK presents The Synthesizer Orchestra

2011-12-13T23:32:34.022-08:00

Tonight, December 14, 2011 at 9pm in Blackbird Cafe, Kamagong

SYNTHICIDE x WSK presents

GANGAN SYNTH ENSEMBLE – The first improvisational synthesizer orchestra from the Philippines

Followed by performances from

BAGETSAFONIK
CERUMENTRIC
DAYUHAN
FIREFLY LOGIC
NAMES ARE FOR TOMBSTONES
&
BOTTLESMOKER (from Indonesia)

Venue: Blackbird Cafe
9815 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, 1203 Makati, Philippines
Map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=14.56686&lon=121.00556&zoom=17&layers=M
December 14, 2011, 9PM

SYNTHICIDE is a concept project/collective for keyboard/synth players, synthesists and enthusiasts. http://www.facebook.com/groups/synthicide/

Fete dela WSK! is dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental sonic art, as well the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of digital culture in South East Asia. http://www.wsknow.com/


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GANGAN SYNTH ENSEMBLE:

Tad Ermitaño - Conductor using the Gangan Video Graphic Score/Volume Control

Synth Players:

Noel Acosta aka Nono (Names Are For Tombstones/Watari's Machine) - Venom Synth + Tablet (Controller/Soft synths)
Eric Tubon (Firefly Logic/Fuseboxx) – Nord Synth
Abby Clutario (Firefly Logic/Fuseboxx) – Nord Synth
Erick Fabian aka Cerumentric – Laptop (Softsyth) + Behringer Controller
Rembrandt Vocalan (Dayuhan) – Korg Prophesy/Yamaha CS-01
Marcushiro Nada (Bagetsafonik) - Yamaha CS-01, Mikrokorg
Jing Garcia aka Autoceremony (Children of Cathode Ray) – Casio CZ101 + Zoom 9002
Diego Mapa (Tarsius) – Korg MS-10
Cris Garcimo aka Blend:er (Gentle Universe) – SH-101
Jezi Matias (SleeperSecond) – Laptop (Soft synth) + Monome
Ian Quirante aka IQ (Switch) - Microkorg, Monotron, Waldorf Blofeld + Softsynths
Erick Calilan (Ugong) – Casio VL-1 (VL-Tone)
Roger Lopez (Inconnu Ictu) - Sequencial Ciruits Prophet 600, DIY Synthbox
Sam Vigilia (Scarlet Tears) - Korg x5D

BACKGROUND

The Gangan Ensemble was created by TENGAL DRILON and TAD ERMITAÑO in 2007. Since then, new ideas and concepts were introduced into the repertoire of the ensemble that gave birth to a series of new performances known now as THE GANGAN SERIES.

For Fete Dela WSK 2011, SYNTHICIDE, a concept project/collective of synth players and enthusiasts started by NOEL COLOMA ACOSTA, teamed up with the creators of the Gangan Series to form the GANGAN SYNTH ENSEMBLE, the first ever improvisational synthesizer orchestra from the Philippines.



For more info: 
Visit on Facebook.




N/WSK: Number Line Records x Fete dela WSK

2011-12-13T23:23:17.817-08:00

Similar Objects will be launching its new album Finding Astral Lovers on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The show starts at 8:30pm in Saguijo, 7612 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village.

Line up:
Bottlesmoker (Indonesia)
Gente Universe
Manuel Nicolas Alvero
Outerhope
Similar Objects
Slow Hello
The Strangeness
Wilderness

+N/ will be giving away limited physical copies of a new label compilation to the first thirty people to arrive. The compilation features alternate covers by Poklong Anading, Louie Cordero, Nicole Coson, Dan Matutina and Luis Antonio Santos.

Limited edition physical copies of Finding Astral Lovers will also be available!

For more info visit


Ah, ah, how come good shows are always on a weekday? Anyway, leaving you guys a song by Similar Objects. Good tunes!


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Visit: Fete Dela WSK!



Palmy - Crush feat Erlend Øye

2011-12-10T03:50:01.779-08:00

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Lovely, lovely song.

Erlend Øye of Kings of Convenience.



Happy 10 Years Coffeemug!

2011-12-01T16:30:40.885-08:00




CERUMENTRIC Latest Release

2011-11-26T18:17:46.790-08:00

Cerumentric never fails to amaze me with his music. The latest release is from Indonesian netlabel Tsefula/Tsefuelha Records. Both tracks are my favorite, and these are what I need right now. You can read my first post regarding Cerumentric HERE.

Listen to the 2-track juicy bits of synthrock, it gives you chills every time.

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Visit: CERUMENTRIC on Facebook



Peopling EP

2011-11-26T17:49:01.633-08:00


Here's another pretty interesting EP from Peopling which I found on my inbox last week. Peopling is a solo project by a noise-rock artist from Brooklyn, NY. It has 6 track loaded with delicious noise going on all over the place. Now if you don't dig noise or if you're not ready for a new taste then this is not for you. But hey, it's not bad to try this up for a fresh start. Each songs has its different texture and sound element that you should check out. Peopling EP is also available in iTunes.

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Visit: Peopling on Bandcamp



Gentle Universe

2011-10-20T20:13:15.572-07:00

I really dig the track "Saglit" by Gentle Universe because of its soft minimal tones, children-inspired ambient sound. There is some beautiful keyboard and unique instruments going on there. I know it's still early but it is very good. They will launch an EP soon, and I will definitely give you all an update about it.

Gentle Universe is founded by ambient musician and sound designer Cris of Blend:er, the group use vintage synths, computers, toys and field recordings in creating music.

Check out their video during Lopez Museum's Reverb (Zero In Exhibit) at SM Mall of Asia last September, and see what I mean.

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Have a listen to Gentle Universe "Saglit".

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Sunday Driven Holiday Ironic Humor EP is Up for Grabs!

2011-10-20T19:19:15.073-07:00


Track list

1. Ironic Humor
2. For the Best
3. The Killing Moon
4. Just You
5. A Song for Richard
6. I Missed



Enjoy!



Coche Bomba Philippines Tour

2011-10-21T01:02:28.055-07:00

Here's the flyer for the Manila leg of Coche Bomba tour, the show is on Nov. 11, 2011.

Awakened Hope Collective anniversary show in Baguio City will also have a taste of Coche Bomba on Nov. 12, 2011 then to Pampanga on Nov. 13, 2011.
Mark your calendars my friends!


For more details please check out http://www.diypinoyhcpunk.com/ 





Earth Decay 2011

2011-10-12T21:06:25.727-07:00


with performances by Walk Me Home, The Shocking Details, Identikit, Standout, Gardo, Bad Omen, Towards the End, Aurora, Chilidogs, Empty, Death to Puberty, Ginseng and more!
Spend your weekend in San Pablo City, Laguna on October 29, 2011. Entrance is Php100.

Check them out in Facebook for more info and details: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140066619419149



A Tribute to The Lucksmiths

2011-10-11T17:03:13.598-07:00

Thanks to Enzo's post in Facebook, it reminded me of Lucksmiths' best music. The Lucksmiths were an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia, they played catchy melody and jangly pop masterpieces, they disbanded in 2009. They are surely missed.

Manila's indie pop finest artists made a tribute to the band some time ago titled "Music to Hold Hands to"  with The Lucksmiths' delicious pop sound, a 21-track free download in Bandcamp. This is a compilation that you'll listen to no matter what year it is and some what a best mix while driving.

Here's to everyone in the world!

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Sunday Driven Holiday - Ironic Humor EP

2011-10-01T21:48:18.418-07:00


If you're looking for songs to unwind to after a long rough day, look no further than the "Ironic Humor EP" by Sunday Driven Holiday. The EP came our way not so long ago, six tracks hit our ears for a while. I'm pretty much impressed with Darwin's voice and emotions that pour out of him on this release. The album has a new mellow sound to it, catchy sounding acoustic guitars and drum beats are present and contains emotional lyrics all though out the album. The mix of acoustic on their music demonstrates well with the genre the band have created.

This has become another great rainy day tunes to put on your players when the skies turned grey. I'm hoping to catch them live someday. I couldn't find any preview of their tracks, but there's a video posted on their Facebook that will keep you going until you get your own copy of their EP. Please visit Sunday Driven Holiday on Facebook for gig schedules and more details.



Piledriver in Lipa City

2011-09-06T22:41:45.294-07:00

Piledriver Album launch on Saturday! Yes, you read that right. See ya!




diypinoyhcpunk.com is not dead

2011-08-31T03:07:29.606-07:00

For more details check them out on Facebook and La Cosa Nuestro.

3rd annual show of diypinoyhcpunk.com.





Carnival Park

2011-07-19T18:04:24.090-07:00



I caught this band off in early 2000 mixtape which I got from a friend. After a few listens I know this band is right up in my alley. I followed their Myspace and Facebook for news, they did a few gigs and for some reason have been quiet for some time until a 3-track Demo for their upcoming album came out. Note that I haven't gotten to see any of their shows. Boo me. Okay, I might need to make a schedule to check them out one day.

Carnival Park's "This Feels like Summer" is totally sounding pop, reminds me of The Sundays on this track. "I Know the Steps to this Dance" song  has an atmosphere which is open with their instruments, mellow and nostalgic. With their songs, I always feel like they will be more enjoyed while lying on your back looking up the clouds before sunset or watching the stars at night.

I think they are currently working on the album coming out soon, I'll certainly be checking their site for updates: Facebook, Bandcamp.

Here's a taste of This Feels Like Summer. Enjoy!

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History of Brave New World in Philippines

2011-07-08T20:33:36.882-07:00


I'm one of those who missed this magazine in 2008 probably because it's Joey Mead cover or I have forgotten to look back at the issue, or  I have moved on to different course of life but this is indeed a good read. I saw this from Albert Ascona's wall post in Facebook and I would like to share this to everyone around the globe.

Download the Rogue Magazine Scans (June 2008) on the link below:
http://www.mediafire.com/?​bnpvw7swzbv8olh



Back to the Edge

2011-06-23T21:10:46.699-07:00



Check this one out!



Fête de la Musique 2011: Manila Line up

2011-06-23T19:10:58.299-07:00

THE EMBASSY of FRANCE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE de MANILLE in partnership with ALTERNATIVE ASSETS and B-SIDE present:FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2011:VIEUX vs NEUF - Old School meets New School100+ Bands.14 Genres.8 Stages.1 Night.***MAINSTAGE***4PM – Classical:Manila Symphony OrchestraManila String Machine5PM – Jazz:Henry Katindig Radioactive Sago Project6PM – World:HumanfolkKadangyan645PM – SUNDOWN PARADE withBrigadaPlanet Zips Luminaries (Poi Artist Troupe)Manila Fixed GearFete de la FoldPinas LowridazParanaque Fil-Chi Fire Volunteers Association7PM – Reggae:Tropical DepressionMilagros Dancehall Collective8PM – Funk:SpyCosmic Love9PM – Swing / Big Band:The Executives Skarlet and Asosasyon ng Musikerong Pilipino (AMP)10PM – SPECIAL GUEST BAND Merzhin (France) 10:30PM – AFRO-BRAZILIAN FINALE: (Directed by Nyko Maca)Escola de Samba de ManilaNyko Maca & GafieiraPlanet ZipsFutKal (Futbol sa Kalye)VISUALS BY::::: VITAMIN SEE***CLASSICAL / WORLD / REGGAE STAGE***@ Arts in the City by Rebel Lion & Sweet Productionshttp://www.artsinthecity.ph/http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123190041098709***ROCK STAGE***@ Craft Pub & Grill by Revolver Productionshttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160616960671316***JAZZ STAGE***@ Scarlet Wine Lounge by Kool Kat Productions Manila & Rogue Productions https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126987727383403***BLUES / SOUL / SKA STAGE***Blues/Soul/Ska @ Draft by Manila Soul & Mambo Rat Productionshttps://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197904476922257***ELECTRONICA STAGE***@ Katsu by Nomad Productionshttps://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225890837439903***HIP-HOP / SOUL / R&B STAGE*** @ Amber by Hi-Fan & Red Alert Productionshttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233417720002724***INDIE / PUNK STAGE***@ Keg by Meiday Productionshttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122505894499818With a special guest band,  Merzhin from France.Merzhin is currently on tour in South East Asia to promote it's new album, “Plus loin vers l’Ouest” (Farther to the West). allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="292" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nnonT3Xk4Xw" width="460">For more details of this big event, check out Fête de la Musique on Facebook.[...]



Kyte - Remix Works

2011-06-23T18:34:24.736-07:00

Wow, It's been raining all week here. I miss the sun. I haven't updated this blog much.

Anyway, leaving you guys with an awesome music by Kyte from their new album Remix Works.  My favorite from the album is their collaboration with Au Revoir Simone and Feldberg, but the rest of the songs are still good. Kyte is an electronic indie pop group from England. Their early music was often labeled shoegaze/post rock but this time they have moved into more electro pop influenced sound.


Get a dose of Kyte and enjoy the cold breeze my friends!

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Stuck in Da mix by F-Zero

2011-06-23T18:35:40.525-07:00


 I wasn't familiar with the tracks prior to hearing this but this mix is some DnB super boner shit! I've been listening to it every time and gets better each time.

Get it, if you dig this shit like I do. Oh and It's Free. Go, Go!

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F-Zero - "Stuck In Da" Mix by F-Zero (DnB)

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The Skyflakes

2011-05-24T21:24:41.745-07:00

I've ran across the band a couple of times many years ago. It's about time I make a post about them. The Skyflakes are a Filipino American indie band from California. According to the band's Bandcamp site, the album Five Year Mission was released in March 2011 but recorded in 2006-2008. Smooth, cute and dreamy with that indie electro feel. Tricia's voice fall under that category of exquisitely beautiful voice, drawn out in the sweet cold breeze.

"Cellar Door" starts out with dreamy tune with droning guitars, lovely and it's actually my favorite track.  The rest of the songs have strong tunes and melody that made me like them. I can't describe how good the music are, you've got to listen to them yourself.

P.S.
I think this is such an undeniably pretty album. 

Check out The Skyflakes on Facebook and Bandcamp.

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