Tarsius’ debut album Primate is out now from Number Line Records! Did I mention that it’s free? Heck yes.

Primate is the debut album from laptop and drums duo Tarsius, comprised of wunderkind Diego Mapa (Pedicab, The Diegos, among others) and Jay Gapasin (The Radioactive Sago Project). Combining samples, electronic tracks, live drum tracks, as well as vocals from several collaborators, Primate is an eclectic collection that moves from dance-floor fillers such as “Deathless Gods,” to drum-and-bass throwbacks like “Chosen Few,” to darker, more contemplative efforts such as “Whirling Dervish.” Mapa’s and Gapasin’s broad interest in electronic music is apparent throughout Primate, as is their belief in the “no rules, no thinking” philosophy of major influences such as Daedelus. On Primate, Mapa and Gapasin extend the project further by collaborating with artists such as Slow Hello, Archaster, Evil Scientists, Caliph8 and Malek Lopez.

Primate is available as a free download for a limited period. It will be released in vinyl in early 2012.


Do it. Now.

N/ Presents: Multo! Last Show in Manila!

Multo is moving back to Seattle yall. Don’t miss his last show in Manila!

Plus this massive line-up:

Tarsius, Outerhope, Manuel Nicolas Alvero, Slow Hello, Eyedress, Wilderness, The Strangeness, Hannah + Gabi, and Mount Analogue

July 30, 8PM onwards

Big Sky Mind (E. Rodriguez St. Ave cor Broadway Ave cor 14th Street, New Manila)

Directions: http://www.facebook.com/Bigskymind?sk=info

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218717314830994&notif_t=event_invite

See yall there!


Southern Stories

In collaboration with Heima, Charles Buenconsejo and Aleyn Comprendio’s two-man show entitled, “Sea Sun and Sky” and We’d Seen Each Other In A Dream”, is an exhibit of analogue and film photography. The photographs revolve around their childhood, nostalgia, nature, honesty, and stories from the south.

Southern Stories is the combined title of the two exhibits, much like a book with two sides with varying points of view. This exhibit also defines some of themes of the current summer season for Heima.

About the video

Filmed by Bong Rojales using a Lomokino and Lucky Negatives.
Edited by Aleyn Comprendio

Produced by Heima with Aleyn Comprendio and Charles Buenconsejo

Music : No Way Jose by Tarsius featuring Outerhope (Eggboy cover). To be released on vinyl via Primate, the deput LP by Tarsius under Number Line Records

Bobby Benedicto's Send-off Party @ Cubao Z

Sept. 9, 2011

Gotta love them house parties. Especially when you’ve got a a lot of great bands performing, like Ang Bandang Shirley, Tarsius, Ciudad, The Strangeness & Wilderness, a good amount of booze and some laughable Floptop Haiku Rap Battles.

Bobby Benedicto of Number Line Records was throwing a going away party before leaving for Berlin (he still didn’t have his visa at the time of the party, but he is actually either en-route or already at Berlin at the time of this post). It was nice to see a lot of the Anteroom Sessions artists there. :)

Selena Salang of Ang Bandang Shirley and Slow Hello told me about what a fun gig Anteroom Sessions was, and that it was a great concept. :D And I truly appreciate her for that even if she seemed to have a bit of buzz at the time we spoke. :P

The crowd during Ang Bandang Shirley’s set. Spot your back if you were there!

Tarsius setting up on these nifty modular wooden boxes. :P

You can’t see him but my boyfriend Karlo was going nuts (relative to his usual self) during Tarsius’ set. :P

With some other friends: Kitty, Reza, Ana, Karlo, Pepe, Kiyo & Jobelle

With long-time friend, Patrick Vinalay :D (Marcos, if you’re reading this, we miss you!)

Michael Benedicto of Outerhope

Pat with Kathy Gener of Attraction! Reaction!

Yiz, he be drunk. :P

That was that, and it was fun. :)
Hope Punchdrunk Panda can do some sort of collaboration with Bobby Benedicto of Number Line Records for future events, or maybe Number Line-inspired designs? :P Not sure if he plans to come back from Berlin or how long he intends to stay there though. Anyway.

Auf Wiedersehen, Bobby!

P.S. I tend to be OC, but my photo watermarks are not all uniformed in size or placed in the exact same spot of the photos. I only noticed a few weren’t at the very corner of the photo, but it’s too late in the night / too early in the morning for me to care at this point…it was 5:17a.m. when I posted the pictures on my personal Facebook account, and it is now 6:26 a.m. as I conclude this post. (I drifted off a couple of times in between). So yeah.