ALBUM REVIEW: Ruru – Glorious Miscellanea

Written by Louis Pelingen It has been two years since Ruru put out her 3rd EP, ‘The Odds,’ a short project that finds her inching toward jazzier blends in her melodies while retaining her lo-fi bedroom pop sensibilities and distant, fractured musings on the relationships that she describes in her writing. More so, it felt […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Aviators – Analogies of Love

Written by Elijah P. Wearing a pair of aviators at your local shade shop is a very Liam Gallagher thing to do, especially for Britpop tribute band Aviators – consisting of members John and Arvy. Their attempts at Alex Turner-isms aren’t taking off the tarmac like their other British colony favorites in their debut record […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Cowboy Country Club – Signs You’re Getting Older

Written by Louis Pelingen Country music is the genre that has received some weird looks from a lot of people due to its traditionalist thematics and usual country twang that may put the listeners into a narrow perspective of the sound unless they dig into the scene itself. It can intersect itself with different genres […]

ALBUM REVIEW: TNG – GAD

Written by Elijah P. TNG is a six-piece post-hardcore-slash-screamo outfit that doesn’t mince words, not for their track titles at the very least. They are the Bulacan locals ready to bring you into their communal experience – a phrase that’s always been highlighted via their socials ever since the inception of their formation. Composed of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: ena mori – DON’T BLAME THE WILD ONE!

Written by Elijah P. “There’s a fire in my kitchen” Ena opens the album with arms as wide as an eagle spreading across the pop concrete. Then all of a sudden, the album now opens a portal. To what seems to be an unintentional anachronism, Offshore Music‘s Ena Mori isn’t a fool to trick us […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Basalt Shrine – From Fiery Tongues

Written by Nikolai Dineros With towering layers of distorted guitars, a consuming diabolic ambiance, and the seething, almost theatrical, vocals – Basalt Shrine paints a gloomy backdrop of the occult through a mix of funeral doom, sludge metal, and many more. Basalt Shrine is a five-person supergroup consisting of members from Dagtum, The Insektlife Cycle, […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Orange & Lemons – La Bulaquena

Written by Elijah P. 15 years is barely one-fifth of a century; trends and events have passed, figures have become monuments, culture has turned itself to the past and we’re here struggling to become a blender of something that happened 30 years ago. The veil of “OPM” is showing itself to become a rehash of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Paper Satellites – Manila Meltdown

Words by Janlor Encarnacion It took a pandemic for indie-rock trio Paper Satellites to finally put their musical vision out into the world. Spanning years of writing, Manila Meltdown depicts the maturation process of a band figuring out their sound and rolling with it. Evident in the album is their penchant for making memorable riffs […]

ALBUM REVIEW: The Juans – Liwanag

Written by Elijah P. Drum pads, Christian Rock leanings, K-pop cosmetics, and musings of the neverending main character syndrome; Yep, it sounds like The Juans album alright. The then-boy band turned full-fledged conventional band has hit their momentum a year before pandemic, releasing the acclaimed Umaga EP last 2019, gaining fans and recognition besides their […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Massiah – Lahi

Written by Louis Pelingen Ever since its creation, Careless Music Manila has been in a state of constant growth as it became independent in 2019, allowing the signed artists creative freedom when it comes to their visual and musical aesthetics. While the last two years have restricted these artists to tour around the world, it […]