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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!

February 11, 2011

:: Discover This #1 ::


EPIC45 "In All The Empty Houses"

Birmingham, England-based duo Epic45's "In All The Empty Houses" has a rich emotional depth, an honesty and an integrity all too seldom found. If you're looking for easy musical references, you might be able to hear the ghosts of Sarah Records, Disco Inferno, Slowdive and New Order. But to rely on such comparisons would be a considerable disservice. The sounds are unmistakably those of Epic45, the hushed vocals, chiming guitars, warm electronics, the beautiful turn of phrase, the heartbreaking melodies. The album features contributions from Simon Scott (Slowdive/Televise) on drums as well as new Epic45 member Paul Manasseh (who records as PManasseh) on keyboards. Includes "In All The Empty Houses", "Daylight Ghosts", "The Future Is Blinding" and "We Were Never Here".

"In All The Empty Houses" MV:



RIVIERA "The Belletree Session"

Often called "The Carpenters of the 21st Century", brother-sister duo Riviera serve you their carefully updated and interpreted version of colorful '60s and '70s pop. With its keen sense for gorgeous melodies, the lush sounds and rich harmony vocals, Riviera's music which isn't only pure joy to listen to but also lets your soul sing. Their songs had been remixed by Fantastic Plastic Machine, Shuya Okino of Kyoto Jazz Massive and Konichi Yasuharu of Pizzicato Five. "The Belletree Session" is their latest CD and includes "It's Gonna Be A Long Long Ride", "Unhappy People", "School Bus Driver" and more.

"Bluebird":



FITNESS FOREVER "Personal Train"

Italian quartet Fitness Forever's full-length debut "Personal Train" is a marvelous pop album that draws together an immense quantity of influences. From modern points of reference like La Casa Azul, Cinerama, The High Llamas, Richard Hawley, Belle and Sebastian, The Polyphonic Spree or even Le Mans to other classics like Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, The Beach Boys, Free Design or Gladys Knight and last but not the least, the Italians - Rita Pavone, Ennio Morricone, Nico Fidenco or Mina. All of these come together in one amazing album with the style of '60s songwriters. Featuring "L'Anarchica Pugliese", "D'Estate" and "Bacharach".

"L'Anarchica Pugliese" MV:


All the above CDs are now available in local record stores! If you can't find them, please leave a message here and state the name of the store and branch.

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