s.a.b.a.w. album launch

07/19/06 at 7:54 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Got this from fellow tech journalist Jing Garcia, the editor of Manila Times’ TechTimes IT section. This announcement will also come out in YOU but figured I’d also plug it here.

S.A.B.A.W., a non-profit sound art collective, will release its first anthology album on July 22, 9 p.m. at Future Prospects in Cubao X.

Dubbed as “S.A.B.A.W. An anthology of Noise, Electronic and Experimental Music 2006,” the anthology album is the result of existing material collected from experimental musicians/sound artists who had been working in the Philippine underground (read: underappreciated and under-funded) scene for the last 20 years.

The launch will be held at Cubao X, the area of Marikina Shoe Expo that has been transformed into a haven for indie music and art. The venue is Future Prospects, Shop 62-63, Marikina Shoe Expo, Cubao, Quezon City. Admission is free.

The project–conceived with the intention of not just publishing but also promoting innovations and experiments in music, is an attempt to fill a gap made real by the lack of critical appreciation and inaccessibility of sound art and experimental music for the past two decades.

The artists here represent but a cross section of a much larger body of musicians and artists from all over the archipelago. (Taken from the album liner notes)


Arvie Bartolome
Blums Borres
Children of Cathode Ray
Inconnu ictu
Nasal Police
Pow Martinez
Teresa Barrozo

The two-disc album also includes liner notes (including the bio of each artist), and the artwork of artist Poklong Anading.

It will be sold for 150 pesos and is packed in a sealed jewel case.

This Saturday’s event will have live performances by experimental musicians/sound artists: Elemento, Inconnu ictu, Nasal Police (Pow Martinez and Ria Muñoz), Arvie Bartolome, and Tengal.

In addition to the anthology, three other albums will be released this Saturday, “Head Ego” by Arvie Bartolome, “Drones for the Bored” by Tengal, and “ZPE” (Zero-point energy) by Elemento mastermind, Lirio Salvador.

Head Ego

“Head Ego” is a three-part album: Head Ego (Lost Tapes), Altego, and the scratch tracks.

Altego and the scratch tracks were created during the summer of 2006 and include a remix track of “Only” by NIN. Head Ego (Lost Tapes) is collection of Arvie’s most personal works that have been lost for almost seven years. The original tracks were deleted and only after seven years a tape was discovered.

Now remastered and reedited by Arvie himself, “Head Ego” is his first-time release.

URL: http://www.myspace.com/arviebartolome

50 pesos each.

Packaged in a cardboard jacket.

Drones for the Bored

“Drones for the Bored” is the first album of Tengal’s Sequential Boredom Series (SBS), a series of albums inspired by boredom.

From electronic soundscapes, dronology, to psycho-acoustic “ear-dances,” “Drones for the Bored” features four massive tracks for solo synthesizer, prepared electric fan, mixer feedback and reprocessed tape.

Spectacular acoustical effects take you to expansive worlds of dancing difference tones and psychedelic sonorities. Tengal has stirred boredom to come to life.

Limited to nine copies. Double-disc with almost two hours of music.

120 pesos each.

Packaged in a jewel case.


If you are a science fiction fan, you might have heard of ZPE.The concept of zero-point energy, and the hint of a possibility of extracting “free energy” from the vacuum, has attracted the attention of amateur inventors.

Taking the zero-point energy theory from physics, Lirio has applied it to generating sound from steady electromagnetic coils found in household appliances.

An album made up entirely of sound explorations of the insides of household appliances, Lirio Salvador is definitely the mad scientist of electronic sound art.

All the albums will be sold at the event.

For album orders and reservations, questions and feedback please contact Tengal at +639206045559 or e-mail tengald@gmail.com for more details.

For more information, visit www.groups.yahoo.com/groups/sabaw


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