aLfie vera meLLa
Sa Ugoy ng Musika

by aLfie vera meLLa
alfie@filipinojournal.com

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 1

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 1

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Previously, I featured remarkable ’60s-forming bands associated with Sunshine/Psychedelic/Bubblegum Pop. Starting this issue, I will delve again on New Wave, which I already did in the past; but this time, I will focus on

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Introducing The Poppy Family (Sunshine Pop #9)

Introducing The Poppy Family (Sunshine Pop #9)

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Exploring the music of many bands that flourished in the late ’60s, I realized that I often get drawn to those songs that have ornate horn and string orchestration, textured and catchy vocal harmonies,

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Introducing The Peppermint Rainbow (Sunshine Pop #8)

Introducing The Peppermint Rainbow (Sunshine Pop #8)

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Having grown up in a music-loving family, I always take delight in remembering my ’70s childhood–Grandpa’s Classical and Military music; uncles’ ’70s Folk Rock and Progressive Rock; parents’ The Carpenters, Matt Monro, Johnny Matthis,

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