UGAT

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about

similarobjects (aka Jorge Wieneke) is a producer, laptop musician,
experimental artist, and musical educator that has become a figure
synonymous with esoteric and quality musicianship in the Philippines. So it comes as no surprise that his newest release is an ode to forgotten and lost instruments, rhythms, cultures and practices of the Philippine Indigenous Tribes and Ancient Ancestors.

An attempt to showcase to the world his ancestry and heritage through creative interpretation marks the birth of his latest release, “UGAT”. Derived from the Tagalog word meaning "Roots", it carries with it a sense of reconnection with his roots as a Filipino. “UGAT” adroitly explores the intricacies of ethnomusicology and anthropology, connecting culture with identity through music.

It is a vault of historical samples all expertly strung together - the first track starts off strong and enigmatic - “Hudhud Ni Aliguyon”, features chants sung by tribal poets, while “Ga Dang” samples different traditional instruments, such as gongs and sticks. “La Bebe, La Lomi, T’mefeles, at La Kagef”borrowed the sounds of one of the oldest and widely-distributed music instruments in the world, the jaw’s harp, followed by an epic Clap! Clap!-esque finisher “Hiya Hng”.

credits

released December 29, 2017

All tracks by Jorge Wieneke
Mastering by John Pope (JP del Mundo)
Artwork by Kansado

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With Darker Than Wax, the music has been reduced to its most concentrated form.
It’s pretty pure and simple really. It's basically a statement. A statement on the pervasiveness of black music and the influence it has had on countless genres.
A statement that it’s all about bringing it into the future.
A statement that music should have depth.
Expression and uninhibited creativity is the key.
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