Sa Ugoy ng Musika

by aLfie vera meLLa
alfie@filipinojournal.com

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 26

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 26

aLfie vera meLLa

In the heartland of post–’70s Punk New Wave, the pioneering bands Joy Division and New Order are confidently among the most iconic and influential. The music of both–especially the latter’s–has influenced many artists from

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 25

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 25


For this volume, I’m recognizing female-oriented groups that made their respective marks in this beloved spectrum of music. May be included as part of the entire New Wave archives, these albums, however, may be

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

aLfie vera meLLa

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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