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Intro of sorts, this blog is just a look at the past, present & future of the assorted music released by bands & artists in the Philippines & the numerous ones based outside the motherland...from Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Indiepop, Electronica, New Wave, Goth, Punk, etc. Well, some did ask me, why do I have to call it POP...'my music is this and that and it's anything but' you might say...well, click here for the reason. Anyway, turn up the volume!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Shifting music with Cambio's Excerpt EP

Cambio's debut CDR-EP was released in mid 2003. This was called Excerpt, basically a sneak peek into their music and their 2004 major label debut album under Universal Records. Eventually, this 7 track DIY output was remastered and re-released again in the latter part of 2003 under Vin Dancel's record label, Guilty Pleasure Records. This time around new artwork and factory pressed CDs were made. You can say that the band is composed of a who's who, a smorgasbord-of-sorts, of Manila's Indie-Alternative community, starting with Raimund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala (both former Eraserheads/Eheads, aside from producing the EP, they also played drums and bass, respectively), Kris Gorra-Dancel (from Fatal Posporos/Eheads doing lead vocals and guitars), Ebe Dancel (Sugarfree on vocals/guitars) and Diego Mapa (Monsterbot/Pre-Pedicab on lead vocals and guitars).

5 of the 7 songs here would make it to the debut album, although the track "Witchbaby" will be renamed as "Which Baby". There's also 2 versions of the song "DV" which were both exclusively remixed/rehashed/reworked by Electronica Manila artists, Morse and the late-Wolfmann. The song "DV", um, this is one of those songs that will just stick like sweet bubblegum to your mind when you first hear it. Not since Juan Dela Cruz sent us around the Projects of Quezon City or when Hotdog made us miss and long for the nooks and crannies of Manila, that a song comes along and takes us on a whirlwind tour of places that have been part of most people's lives in and around the Manila area. I've probably visited all those places in the song one time or another whether stuck in traffic, out shopping, sabit sa jeepney, missed a turn, got lost, etc. Definitely a classic and essential track. Having three enjoyable versions of "DV" is definitely the icing on the cake on owning this CDEP. Anyway, get more info about Cambio's upcoming gigs and releases by visiting this site.

here's another "slightly" longer video version of "DV"...thanks to Badburn for posting this...

The initial CDR release...thanks to Andrew R. for the EP scan...

the official re-released CDEP

Cambio - Excerpt EP
(CDR-EP/Jun-2003/Self Released/PH)
(CDEP/Oct-2003/Guilty Pleasure Records/PH)


1. Autopilot
2. Patlang
3. DV (scroll up and watch the video)
4. Lihim
5. Witchbaby
DV - Wolfmann Remix
7. DV - Morse Remix


At August 05, 2006 4:14 AM, Anonymous volume-addict said...

Sulit na naman na download set! I have to agree about DV. It's one hell of an earworm.

At August 29, 2006 7:29 PM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

I just need to hear a full Live version of this song...the one I found in YouTube does not do any justice to it...so I hope someone can be so kind enough to share their live copy of DV!!!


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