UpDharmaDown Releases Bipolar

UpDharmaDown is back with a fresh yet familiar sound.
by Dyan O. Zarzuela   |  Nov 3, 2008
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Fragmented three years ago to Bipolar today, internationally-acclaimed Pinoy band UpDharmaDown is back with a fresh yet familiar sound.

Their new album Bipolar continues to escape classification. A potluck of different genres, but every dish complements one another.

Bipolar has much of the Up Dharma Down three years ago: the unconventional sound made through beautiful mixes of sound effects, guitar, drums and piano, the haunting voice of their lead vocalist Armi Millare, the lyrics that hit the spot and the short instrumentals thrown here and there. But it also shows the band's growth in the past three years. Beats seem to be dug from a deeper place. The music is tighter, the words bursting.

One of the more ear-catching pieces is "Sana," a song about a past romance, spaces left unfilled and spaces filled by somebody else. From a chillax beginning, it progresses to a faster and angrier tempo, adapting to the story unfolding in the song.

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Another is "Taya," a song about the struggles involved in a relationship that turns sour. "Unspoken Definites" is yet another song about the complications of love. Perfect for moments when you just want to wallow with lyrics like, "I've got everything to lose, so why not lose it all anyway."

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For now, the band has released only the limited edition copies, which include a DVD with a 40-minute documentary and two previous music videos of the band. Watch out for the hidden track after "Sugarcoats and Heartbeats."

The band released these copies at their packed album launch last October 24. According to Armi's blog, there are a few copies left which they will sell at their Listers' Night/Bipolar Night at 70's Bistro on November 5. Drop by and be treated to a live performance of their Bipolar songs.

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