Video for Emorej’s “Stars (Acid42 WorldMix)” and Pray for His Recovery

Here's a remix for Emorej's track "Stars," which I wrote the lyrics for. Read about the full story behind that collaboration. In a nutshell, Emorej (aka Jerome Llama) took my lyrics and set it to a beautiful melody using a vocal software named Miriam to generate synthesized vocals with a French accent.


Balalaika or: What to Do When You’re Creatively Stuck

Stuck on a musical idea? Here are 2 possible solutions: share it and sit on it. This is the story of how I got stuck on a song idea and how doing two things allowed the song to evolve into something much better than its original.

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QED Records Releases our Clone Album 6 Years Later

I just released an intrumental downtempo album from my electronic duo CLONE, which was recorded in 2004 and lost in the archives till now. The album is entitled CLONE - Live at Brazil Brazil (qd-4261).


Stars – My Lyrics Set to Emorej’s Music

He took the lyrics, set it to music, and used a vocal software named Miriam to generate the vocals with the French accent. The result is a simple, but catchy downtempo tune complete with sultry French singer: "STARS."


Collaboration with Cocolulu on the “Panda Extravaganza” Remix

The beautiful thing about hi-speed internet connectivity and upgraded music-making technology is that, one user working from a compositional tool like Reason, and stationed in Hayward can send his working Reason file to another user in Mandaluyong, based on the former’s composition posted on his own website, and come up with a whole brand-spanking-new tune… Continue reading Collaboration with Cocolulu on the “Panda Extravaganza” Remix


Track: Collaboration with ARIEL – Emblues in Repose

It's a relaxing downtempo instrumental -- a collaboration between East and West coast-based Filipinos trying to figure out this country. The song is based on a riff and a series of patches proposed by Ariel and expounded on and sequenced by myself. The result is a light, flowing, driving song which is primarily in E-minor. Very west coast, if you ask me.


Track: Collaboration with Syke on “Pag-Ibig Na Makapangyarihan”

Collaboration with Filipino MC and rapper Syke. The ends result? A hip hop / world music track with doses of electronic yumminess.


Japan Odyssey: Gigging with Grace Nono

Blade Runner got it right. The movie’s production designer decided on a particularly Japanese-looking futurescape filled with urban decay, geisha faces on neon billboards, and hovercar noodle shops. And his view of the future is spot on. See, I have been to the future and the future is Japanese! From April 5 to 9, 2005,… Continue reading Japan Odyssey: Gigging with Grace Nono