“What music are you listening to now?”By Joseph R. Atilano
Have you ever wondered what music some members of our favorite local bands are listening to? I certainly have, so I asked some of them. Their answers below reflect a wide and varied array of tastes in music despite what a lot of people might say about the lack of diversity in available music.
(Herbert Hernandez of Moonstar88) – I love listening to Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club and Beat, Beat, Beat. Nagreresearch ako ng mga bagong tunog sa kanila. pero syempre bumibili din ako ng mga local bands like Gracenote, Urbandab, Kamikazee, Franco and recently nakakuha ako ng copy ng Rubberpool. Gustong gusto ko yung “Kulang Ba” . Parang sana ako yung nagsulat.:)
(Atty. Vin Dancel of Peryodiko) – Pinoy music. Pinoy music. Pinoy music ü
(Miguel Cortez Hernandez of The Wilderness) – I’ve been listening to whatever makes my head bob, my hips sway, my heart sing, and my feet stomp. I’ve been listening to lots of oldies from 50s swing jazz to 60-70s rock n roll to present time electronic music–both international and local.
Since I’m on the internet a lot, a big source of my music is Youtube. because of it’s a world where you can explore the very old and the very new–and everything in between. from taxi music to rarities to high school nostaligia hits. Nowadays i’ve been tripping hard to bands/acts like CAN, Curtis Mayfield, Warpaint, Plant a tree, Jeff Buckley, Tarsius, Queens of the stone age, Miles Davis, and The Butchercons, Billy Joel, Jose Mari Chan, and Jimi Hendrix–whatever songs i saved on my cellphone
(Mia Tengco of Absolute Zero) – I’m really interested in African beats at the moment so I’ve been listening to Gnaoua and Malian music. A friend also recently introduced me to Beats Antique, which is an experimental electronic group that incorporates a lot of traditional ethnic sounds in their music. (Of course, the occasional Top 40 pick me-upper is always fun especially during the holiday season! ;p)
(Junji Lerma of Hijo/Radioactive Sago Project) – I am not too adventurous when it comes to modern music – I always go back to the default playlists that have never failed to lift my spirits throughout the years. I still listen to a lot of Miles Davis – ” Kind of Blue”, “Bitches Brew” especially the remastered Miles Davis Acoustic Sessions by Verve. But if there’s a local album I got to trip out on recently, it is Up Dharma Down’s latest – “Capacities”. The music was the perfect soundtrack to a weekend getaway. Beautifully-crafted songs with excellent production values.
(Poch Villalon of Mayonnaise) – Right now, i’m listening to different genres of music. from the acoustic sound of City and Colour to dubstep such as Knife Party. but one of the albums that i play almost every day is the new album of Motion City Soundtrack (Go). i can listen to the whole album without skipping a song hahaha. what i love about it is the album is just right. the songs are not too heavy and not too dragging. :)
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