Sunday, April 17, 2005

Great Original Pilipino Music by Ryan Cayabyab

I don't really do music or CD reviews since my taste in music is too mainstream. I'm trying to be alternative by listening to SO's radio station everytime I'm in his car (He listens to NU 107 compared to my 96.3WROCK or 94.7). So what makes me write about a CD? And a local one at that?

If there's something "different" that I love, it's listening to chorales/choirs. The first CD of a chorale that I bought was that of The Philippine Madrigal Singers "Madz in Love". Afterwhich, I bought the Bukas Palad Album and another Madrigal CD.

An officemate who is familiar with my love for chorale music recommended to be Ryan's 2004 CD. I already saw it before but I thought it was just instrumental music. But she said that the San Miguel Chorale is part of the CD too. So upon my visit to Music One yesterday, I snapped a copy.

For those who loves OPM music, this CD is something for you to listen to. Their rendition of "Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka" is so majestic. My favorite is "Paraiso". It reminded me so much of the old Smokey Mountain group when they won in Japan singing this piece.

Even if this CD only has 13 songs, it will not leave my CD player for quite sometime. It used to be Nina's CD but my sister sequestered that.

I wish I can listen to this group sing live. Heck, if I can listen to any chorale perform live, I'll be happy. I guess I miss singing with a choir.

Anyway, go listen to Ryan's music. It will uplift your soul.


Anonymous said...

hmm.. how much? (tagal ko na kasing di bumibili ng cd eh ;)

Anonymous said...

fr cess

Ri said...

belated happy birthday to your labs nga pala (that's how long i've been out of commission!)...

i think i AM going to go out and get a copy of this CD :)

Sunshine said...

i bought the cd for php305.00
it's a good buy. so far, i've been listening to it every night before i go to sleep, and every morning before i go to work. thus, it's no wonder that i break out into song in the middle of the workday. not bad.