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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!

November 7, 2009

NME.com | Album review: Au Revoir Simone "Still Night, Still Light"

by: Gavin Haynes

It’s suddenly twilight round Au Revoir Simone’s way. Once, the three girls who were so polite they never decided who should play bass or drums in their band illustrated their sensitivity in more sunny indie-pop ways. Now, like M83, they’ve expanded their vocabulary to explore the thesis ‘Thwarted Yearning = Youth’, thus ‘Still Night…’ is rich in OTT romanticism cut with vague dread. ‘We Are Here’, for instance, wears its melancholy so languidly it could’ve fallen off the back of The Virgin Suicides’ soundtrack. ‘Knight Of Wands’ shows how cleverly they’ve slashed the sonic clutter, offering the simplicity of ‘My Sweet Lord’ as rewritten by Stereolab. Music to stick pins in voodoo dolls of the popular kids by.

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