(qd-4245) Acid42 - Nykto - Original Soundtrack
[QD-4245] Acid42 : Nykto: Original Soundtrack
Nykto by Acid42, is a series of tunes which comprise the original soundtrack to the 12-minute independent short video of the same title, directed by Elvert dela Cruz Bañares, which in turn, was loosely based on a poem entitled “Darkness” by Arris Rivera. The music is a mix of ethnic and electronic, world and urban, dark and light melodies, silence and rhythm, meandering into hope and fulfillment, as eventually all darkness must pass.
The music was created by Acid42 (Lionel Valdellon) without having seen or known anything about the film except for a brief conceptual phrase: darkness to light. The album also includes remixes by Bleedingboy|Soundtrack and Emorej, two more Philippine electronica producers and regular QED Records contributors.
FILE UNDER: worldbeat, soundtrack, electronica, ethnotronica, less morose than Morricone, world-y like Peter Gabriel, more alive than Dead Can Dance.
DETAILS: 7 mp3s, encoded at CBR and VBR (192 kbps quality), 44.1 khz stereo. | Released: July 5, 2007.
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a ZIP FILE (24.3 MB)– from Archive.org
Individual tracks after the jump.
(qd-4235) Acid42 - Madlangkanta
[QD-4235] : ACID42 : Madlangkanta (EP)
Five tunes by Acid42 [Lionel Valdellon] which combine ethnic instrument samples and tribal folksong from the Philippines, with modern beats and electronic arrangements. Think ethnic electronica, or ethnotronica. “Madlangkanta” literally means “song of the masses” in Filipino, referring to the folksong origin of some of the melodies and song structures used in this album.
Album design by Paolo Lazatin. Contact him at paololazatin[at]gmail.com
FILE UNDER: ethnotronica, world, worldbeat, electro, ethnic, modern ethnic, folktronica
DETAILS: 5 MP3s, encoded at: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: Sep 26, 2006
DOWNLOAD: Get the entire EP as a ZIP FILE (23.9 MB) – Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4230) YuMi + Acid42 – Kodomo
[QD-4230] : YU:MI + ACID42 : Kodomo (EP)
Think of bouncing balls, building blocks, and nursery rhymes, and what you get is KODOMO (which in Japanese means “child”) — a collection of 4 traditional Japanese children’s songs, given a funky new synthpop and ethnotronica spin by Japanese-Filipino vocalist YU:MI Calderon and musician Acid42 (Lionel Valdellon). The bonus 5th song “Everybody Lies”, however, is a synthpop song tackling the darker side of relationships and is written by the collaborating duo.
FILE UNDER: world, ethnic, ethnotronica, electronica, synthpop, electropop, folktronica, Japanese folk songs, kiddiesynthpop, J-Folk, more playful than Rainbow Brite and He-Man.
DETAILS: 5 MP3s at 192 kbps, stereo
DOWNLOAD: Get the entire EP as a ZIP FILE (27.1 MB) – from Archive.org
Full lyrics and english translation + individual file downloads after the jump.
(qd-4221) Acid42 - The Kids' Ballet Suite
[QD-4221] : ACID42 : The Kids’ Ballet Suite (EP)
In 2004, Lionel Valdellon (Acid42) was contracted to produce some cheerful ethnic tunes for a childrens’ ballet recital based on the concept: Filipino children’s games. The tenth Perry Sevidal Ballet Recital was held on June 3, 2004 at the Cultural Center Of the Philippines and 3 of these 5 tunes were used in fun dance numbers involving cans, slippers, jumpropes, and even karate. The entire 5 song suite is presented here as an EP.
FILE UNDER: children, joyful synthpop, ethnotronica, kid-safe and fun-tastic like milk-based breakfast cereals, or betelnut chew.
DETAILS: 5 MP3s encoded at 128 kbps, 44.1khz stereo | Released: Feb 10, 2005
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE (14.55 MB) – via Mediafire | Individual Tracks after the jump
(qd-4209) Acid42 - Downtampuhan
[QD-4209] : ACID42 : Downtampuhan (EP)
Acid42 (aka Lionel Valdellon) offers his latest downtempo EP which combines chill house, acid jazz, ambient and a little world/ethnic flavor in Downtampuhan, a 5 track output which carries a lot of jazzy electric piano and groovy electronic rhythms. In this EP, Acid42 shares the soundtracks he has created to deal with loss and longing.
FILE UNDER: “cruder than” Dorfmeister, more chocolatey than Tosca, more depressed than Fila Brazilia, downtempo, chillout, lounge, worldbeat, ethnotronica, world
DETAILS: 5 MP3s, encoded at: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: October 10, 2004
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE (40.67 MB) – via Mediafire
Individual tracks and the complete liner notes after the jump.
(qd-4207) Scorphius - Progression is the Motion
[QD-4207] : SCORPHIUS : Progression Is The Motion (EP)
On the 5-track EP Progression Is The Motion, expect the sound of gongs, buzzing, soft female voices, creepy metallic synths, coughing, speaking men, and hypnotic percussive rhythms. These are future tribal sounds meant for some cyborg coming-of-age ritual. This is menacing music with a nod towards ethnic Philippine ethnic rhythms, crafted by a hermetic Philippine producer who only converses via email.
On his bio, he writes: Scorphius currently works as a professional freelance mascot by day and “magbabalot” by night. He also plays banduria for NCB (Non-Conformist Bastards), a brutal chacha metal band.
FILE UNDER: IDM, glitch, drum n bass, ambient, cranial music, brain funk, ethnic digitalia.
DETAILS: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Released: August 27, 2004.
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE | Individual tracks after the jump