Sound Advice by Denise Roco
People Asia – (October-November 2010)
It Started With An April Shower / The Gentle Isolation
Simple. Warm. Unique. Happy. These are four words chosen by the band that encapsulated what is essentially, Gentle Isolation. From indie label Lilystars Records, comes the much awaited EP It Started with an April Shower from this Bulacan-based quartet. Vocalist Ness Urian narrates that the early roots of the band was New Wave and Brit rock from the 80’s and 90’s. “We used to be a New Wave cover band with a male vocalist who then was my brother, Christopher. But he got too busy to join practice so other boys cajoled me to take his place.” The boys namely, Joseph Rovero (guitars), Monch Cristobal (bass) and Bachie Rudica (drums) subdued their instrumentation to adjust to the new female lead that was and still is a naturally shy but charming girl. This fine-tuning eventually became twee. As sure as “Let’s Go Slow” is making waves on the airwaves, “Faraway” (the oldest track from the album composed in 2005) is certain to make a tsunami.