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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 11

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 11

aLfie vera meLLa May 6, 2022 0

Previously, I featured albums classifiable under the so-called Gothic subgenre of the New Wave spectrum. Now, here is another set of the same Goth/Dark/Ethereal Wave species, to make the ambience chilly and gloomy. l-r

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 10

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 10

aLfie vera meLLa April 22, 2022 0

For this batch, I gathered mostly jangly and melodic, guitar-oriented records that are also oozing with Pop sensibilities. These are actually some of the best representatives of the New Wave spectrum during the genre’s

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 9

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 9

aLfie vera meLLa April 8, 2022 0

We’re still on the dancefloor; but this time the lights and the ambience are dark, dim, and dreary. Time to smudge thy face with black lipsticks and eyeliners. Now turning the spectral dial to

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 8

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 8

aLfie vera meLLa March 18, 2022 0

For this set, I have delved into the Pop Rock side of the New Wave spectrum–big drum sounds, grating and gleamy guitars, synthesizer washes, keyboard melodies, and soaring soulful vocal styling. These albums contain

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 7

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 7

aLfie vera meLLa March 5, 2022 0

A broad spectrum of styles, New Wave may be Rock/guitar-oriented or it may also be Pop/synthesizer-based. For this batch, I am featuring albums that fall under the latter. As the description suggests, this kind

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 5

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 5

aLfie vera meLLa February 4, 2022 0

Another batch of regularly played albums in my collection, these records are by some of the lesser-known bands in the genre. Usually, the popularity of the band or the song adds up to the

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Leaders & Followers with Critical Minds

Leaders & Followers with Critical Minds

aLfie vera meLLa February 4, 2022 0

(Choosing based on a Multifaceted Assessment) I just finished watching both the Soho and the Abunda interviews with the Philippine presidentiables, conducted in January 2022; still available to watch on YouTube. After listening intently

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Kailán Malálaglag ang Hulíng Dáhon?

Kailán Malálaglag ang Hulíng Dáhon?

aLfie vera meLLa January 28, 2022 0

Iláng taón na rin ang inilági ko Díto sa mundóng masayá at maguló Di pa rin namán natátanaw ang dúlo Ngúnit damá na’ng sakít ng butú-butó Di maiwásan ang luhà sa pagtulò Sinimulán hálos

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 4

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 4

aLfie vera meLLa January 22, 2022 0

I was 10 years old, in the summer of 1981, when I first heard of the music genre called New Wave. I was at home during lunch time when I thought of turning on

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May Liwánag sa Dúlo ng Súliranin

May Liwánag sa Dúlo ng Súliranin

aLfie vera meLLa December 21, 2021 0

Repleksyón ng sínag-áraw sa kalsáda Nakasisílaw ngúnit dalá’y pag-ása Bákit nga ba kaylángang magpakatatág Sa mundóng mas marámi ang mga bulág Sa katotohánang di nilá matanggáp? Ganyán rin namán noóng únang panahón Waláng ipinagbágo

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