Apart from making films, I make music in 2 bands here in the SF Bay Area.
“Experience the psychedelic sounds of The ElectroSonic Chamber, a four-piece band conceived and born in the Bay Area. Comprised of a Filipino and Bay Area natives, they are a splash of good old California sunshine sprinkled with Trans-Pacific flair. Loud enough to feel some good vibrations, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!”
I play drums for this band with fellow filmmaker Wilfred Galila on vocals / guitar. We just released the band’s first EP for FREE on May 17th 2011 titled “ESC“. The songs on the EP were written mostly in the first half of 2010, recorded in November, and mixed in April 2011. It is a collection of music conceptually assembled and designed to generate an experience. Listen / Download the free EP below:
A foggy blend of aural vistas, earthy rhythms, and enchanting lullabies from the northern woods that lie near the cusp between land and sea over yonder, The Family of Man came to be, out of nowhere, like a sudden whisper of a breeze or a mushroom sprouting from the ground. A heady mix of folk, blues, and rock blended with a touch of everything in between, their music can be best described as whimsical, poignant, visceral, magical, somber, joyful, and downright real.
Aptly named for the shared vision of the universality of music and the human experience, it was quite apparent, after the release of their second album in August 2011, “Heads in the Sky“, that The Family of Man is a creative vehicle that transcends race, gender, and, class in the sharing of experiences through music.