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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

August 2, 2009

Junior Boys "Begone Dull Care" Album Review on Filter Magazine

Filter Grade: 86%
by: Christopher Saltzman | 07.17.2009

As adventurers into the ethereal world of sound, Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus present Begone Dull Care, their third concoction of minimalist yet enticing electronic experimentation. While Greenspan’s soft, romantic and often melancholic voice remains an essential part of the Boys’ equation, the driving force behind the duo’s third album is discovered when taking a closer look at the components of the individual tracks: a distinct bassline, an echoing acoustic guitar and low-key industrial-synth repetitions. At times, the album becomes transparent—almost an homage to the iconic Krautrock of the ’70s and ’80s with its’ broken down beats and uncomplicated lyrics. And while certain tracks such as “The Animator” and “What It’s For” seem to get a little lost in themselves, most tracks triumph in the end, becoming thoughtful and often foot-tapping experiences not to be missed. The boys are definitely back in town.

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