Unique Lets us in the Deeper Layers of his Psyche through his Sophomore Album, ‘Pangalan’

Listening to Unique Salonga’s sophomore effort Pangalan has transported me into the deep-seated psychedelic stream of his consciousness–sounds of isolation, clutter, disturbance, struggles. Mysterious as he is, he gives us a chance to see through him in Pangalan. That is if we puzzle out his every stance. The 8-track sophomore album won’t be an easy feat for his usual bubblegum pop-loving fans unless they’ve been … Continue reading Unique Lets us in the Deeper Layers of his Psyche through his Sophomore Album, ‘Pangalan’

‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ Album Review: Nostalgia Potency at Purest

Hello, my fellow (The) Smashing Pumpkins fans! I’m sorry for this late album review. To be honest, I was flaky about writing it. I have another album review coming up, and I decided not to write that one unless I finish this. So here it goes. Reminiscent of their early-mid years, the album won’t disappoint fans with this fated Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy … Continue reading ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ Album Review: Nostalgia Potency at Purest

Unique ‘Grandma’ Album Review: A Quintessence of an Old Soul

The lost boy, the musical genius, the hypothalamus, the too-old-for-his-age millennial/baby Z, the Paquito look-alike–these are only some words that people associate the former IV of Spades frontman with. Many fans still wish that he would be the Prodigal Son of IVOS. Now, he’s all over the internet, with countless memes made to ridicule or flatter him. Even before IV of Spades’ full album comes … Continue reading Unique ‘Grandma’ Album Review: A Quintessence of an Old Soul