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DRIP is the FIRST Filipino band to release a FULL-LENGTH album under a CREATIVE COMMONS license

It’s the classic trip hop set-up: three quiet Filipino guys in the background to tweak knobs and play instruments, with a hot Filipina female vocalist to enthrall the audience with her voice. But Drip goes beyond mere trip hop band cliches: they are meta-glamorous, a little dark, and seductively experimental. ‘Capable of giving you simulated bliss,’ wrote the Manila Times about the quartet. With an EP independently released in August of 2003 and constant live performances, Drip’s cult status grew with Manila’s musical cognoscenti. Drip’s full-length album called ‘Far Side of the World’ is Terno Recording’s third release. Drip recently released its 2nd album IDENTITY THEFT last 15 March 2008. IDENTITY THEFT made Filipino music history by being the FIRST FULL-LENGTH album released by a FILIPINO band under a CREATIVE COMMONS license.

from Pulse.Ph:

“TRIPPIN’ WITH DRIP If the music launch was a cruise, Drip would be captain of the ship. Their use of turntables and digital mixers allowed for an almost perfect pairing with Microsoft. Aside from being tasked with ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ and performing one of their originals, ‘In Between’, Drip, along with Lerma, were given the challenging task of collaborating with each of the Vista All Stars.”


From Cris Ramos of Revolver:

“…An inspired trip where the songs deliver you to a universe in ways that the world’s best comic books can. Gloomful and spectacular, the best urban narrative in local music 2008…”


From Lou Albano:
“…So I finally bought Drip’s second record, Identity Theft, yesterday. I’m listening to it on this gloriously empty Sunday morning and wondering what took me so long to get the album. It’s actually very good. No, actually it’s great.

In this outing, Drip shows that they have perfect command of what they wanna do. Unlike in their debut record where any intelligent listener could predict what the course they were gonna take in particular songs, the effect they were going for, the exact location in songs, of where the band pieces together their various influences or where they accommodated beloved lines they couldn’t edit out.

Here, they are more confident with themselves as musicians. More importantly, they are more themselves and less their heroes. As Beng bellows “I’m in control” in “Swanker,” you know exactly that she is in control, that they are, that the band is. It’s actually rather very exciting…”


DRIP are:
Beng Calma-Alcazaren on
Vocals
Malek Lopez on
live keyboards & sound design, programming
Arvin “Caliph8” Nogueras on
Turntables & FX
Ian “Morse” Magbanua on
beats & programming

NEWS!

Drip will be releasing 3 NEW music videos on January 29 2010 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5. For more info check out the event page!
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