PULP Magazine Issue #142
ASIAN MUSIC SPECIAL
CNBLUE TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP IN MANILA!
Boices! It’s true, it’s happening! Mark your calendars, for June 15 will forever be your sweet holiday as PULP Live World brings CNBlue over for their first steps on Philippine soil. Flip on as PULP Contributor Angel Aguilar shares a quick history lesson about the band.
SOUTH KOREA’S TREASURE: FT ISLAND
FT Island has made it known that K-Pop music isn’t just about these super groups that only sing, dance and act. These guys pack a little more thunder under their sleeves. PULP contributor and K-Pop expert Catherine Deen speaks about her love for FT Island.
SPEARHEADING METALCORE SCENE IN JAPAN: CROSSFAITH
Crossfaith is the band that sparked and is currently spearheading Japan’s small but growing metalcore scene and increasingly grabbing overseas attention with their effective fusion of catchy synthesizers with aggressive metal to produce futuristic tunes penned entirely in English. Get into the mind of these badass metalheads as Laura Chan throws a bunch of q’s.
REPPIN’ FOR MALAYSIA: AN HONEST MISTAKE
From across the South China Sea, we met and fell in love with Malaysia’s premiere pop-punk act, An Honest Mistake. Hand around as PULP Managing Editor, Kara Bodegon talks with the band’s lead vocals/guitarist, Darreh Teh about their next adventures over the wall.
HYPNOTIZING ETHERAL SOUDSCAPES FROM INDIA
Far beyond the mythical dunes of the Thar Desertand into the mind of a musical genius, we meet the brain behind one of the most phenomenal progressive metal bands to ever rise from India, Skyharbor. PULP Managing Editor Kara Bodegon gets an exclusive interview with the man himself, Keshav Dhar.
GAIJIN – 1/3 AMERICAN, 2/3 ASIAN, 3/3 AMAZING
An American, a Japanese and a Filipino have cooked up a deliciously brilliant record together called Sunday Kodama. We hope you saved some space, because Music Editor, Cris O. Ramos Jr. has one heck of a serving of Gaijin for your musical pallets.
RECONSTRUCTING GROOVE IN MANILA
Locally, we’ve got a hell lot of creative minds launching magic here and there – may it be from scratch or to make something better. PULP Music Editor, Cris O. Ramos Jr. gets the lowdown on producer/remix king Pasta Groove as he steps into the man’s cave of vinyls.