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TRESE: The Roadside Bums

blsk FRONT

1) THE START (0:03)
2) THE BLOOD @ BALETE DRIVE (3:32)
3) THE Q and A (5:49)
4) THE PIECES (8:52)
5) THE DUEL (11:51)
6) THE CONFESSION (15:57)
7) THE CUT (19:08)
8) THE VIEW FROM ABOVE + (21:59)
BONUS TRACKS
9) TRESE’S THEME (KAMBAL VERSION)

10) THE CUT (MORE STRINGS VERSION)

I am spending the night listening to the music of The Roadside Bums.They are based in the Philippines, the province of Negros Occidental. The EP is called TRESE:Case One. Just to give you a heads up, this project is actually based on a comic book of the same title. You can find more information here: http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/ and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trese. There are ten titles  woven  seamlessly to create a fluid feel to the whole album.

The music is electronica. It is also composed of classical, worldbeat, and industrial metal influences. All of the tracks are melodic laden with synth effects morphing from danceable beats to floating and sometimes eerie ambient. They give out the sense of suspense, and adventure into the supernatural as what the comic book is all about.  I have known these guys since the 90s and they released albums through different monikers and genres. Perhaps that’s what you get when you own thousands  of records in your music library, which lead man Bong Tan has. The Roadside Bums are part of FoodShelter and Clothing.

Here is the youtube video for the single View from Above:

You can download the whole EP with other goodies here: http://s3records.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-sss-triple-pack-trese.html

Additional info:

NOTE: Songs 1-8 are specially sequenced as 1 whole track, with no gaps.
All songs written, arranged, and produced
except where indicated.
(+) Music written, arranged, and produced by
FoodShelterAndClothing and The Roadside Bums.
Voice and words by JJWeekz on tracks 8 and 10.
Original sleeve artwork is owned by Alamat Comicbooks.
TRESE the motion picture is a thesis film directed by Joms Robles.

 

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