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Offline nancy brew

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Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« on: December 28, 2009, 04:07:16 PM »
FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T
Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?




Six tracks of private jokes, Manny Pacquiao riffs and chops later, you realize that Fidel de Jesus grabbed you by the collar until he jolts the heavens out of you. Like a dog that won’t let go of the bone, the album pounds, then shreds (pun intended) us mere mortals.  Suddenly we find ourselves posting on threads like “I Can’t Shred” or “Pa’no po bang mag Sweep Pick?” Worse, we scroll down to find refuge at the Guitar Classifieds Forum and look for a second hand pedal called “Auto-Yngiwiezer + Sweeper + Arpeggiator + Evil Riff Generator, etc.”... of course, you get the drift.

Susmaryosep! Pakkikinggan Mo?!? is the tongue-in-cheek title of  the album from solo artist Fidel de Jesus. The album is filled with heavier-than-bulldozer riffs straddling between Tom Morello’s jagged funk to Alexi Laiho’s yard of churns and growls.

Kusinerong Kalabaw features strong parts any heavy screaming vocalist would die for. Oracion del Muerte (Tormenting the Innocents) and Birth of Demise come straight from the current power metal songbook, with dropped tuning and wicked harmonics.

Fairy Tales Never End and Bittersweet Affection capture the emotional side of de Jesus, a common occurrence which almost every guitarist guiltily indulges in. Satriani always has one in his albums, more so with Vai and Petrucci.  Fairy Tales’ melodic take is reminiscent of the instrumental track from Pinoy Rock icon Sampaguita (Sampaguita’s Theme). The harmonized lead lines add more weight to the theme, while Bittersweet creatively arranged with an intensifying end.

De Jesus turns around for more humor while taking a stroll along the fusion highway with Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop.  Here, he approaches from a much loose vibe as clean, chorused chords ring throughout, jumping from one section to the other effortlessly. The solo bass figure will surely turn ears, ingeniously inserted in the middle just in time for De Jesus to unleash again in full force.

Writing about Fidel De Jesus’ single string playing however, is like holding water with your bare hands. His versatility impresses various influences rolled into his own unique language. His shredding prowess is unquestionable. Clean arpeggios are replete in the album, invoking the ghosts of Rusty Cooley and Herman Li. When he starts to burn, De Jesus knows how to veer away from the rut of turning cold speed for speed’s sake. He can grip you by the collar by shredding top speed, yet interestingly, end the phrase with a bluesy lick and wide vibrato. This has been, and still is, a craft that most shredders struggle with. Yet, De Jesus knows when to run, and walk when needed. At the most interesting stops, he channels lines reminiscent of Blues Saraceno, or even Steve Stevens – a feat which is never easy. Another notable twist is his creative use of effects, mainly the harmonized patch, keeping thing interesting.

His rhythm playing is a treat on its own. It gets a 10/10 for the Chug Chug factor (for non guitar players, it’s the guitarspeak for the modern driven guitar sound with lowered mid frequencies used by current metal players, which sounds like, exactly – chug – chug - chug), the sound that makes us want to jump into a mosh pit and slam away. Yet he mixes the same clearly that the notes ring despite its high gain setting.

How can you keep a shred album of one bazillion notes aurally bearable and musical? De Jesus knows. His arrangements are well done that he can achieve his ends: highlight his playing, drive the message home, and have fun. Like, tons of fun. He inserts a montuno –like figure in the midst of Kusinerong Kalabaw, recalling the Mambo Kings track from the album Guitar Battles.  Bittersweet is creatively arranged in a restrained manner. The rhythm section kicks in at the right moment during the end, taking the song into another level. The same song form worked for Jamie Rivera’s Awit Para sa ‘Yo, or the Noel Mendez - fueled I Dream of You from The HAYP. It sure does for Fidel.

After listening to Susmaryosep! Pakkikinggan Mo?!?, we are prone to grab either two things. One, our guitars and hurt ourselves trying to play what we hear. Or, a cold glass of what-have-we, recline, enjoy the hyperdrive ride with De Jesus.

After all, those who can’t, write.



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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 12:47:07 AM »
sobrang galing ng album na to!
i have this n my ipod!
four thumbs up, for fidel! sobrang galing! shred master!!!!!

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 11:24:07 PM »
I was really amazed by the guitar prowess of Fidel as I listen to his album SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?.......All the expected and the unexpected can be heard here.....

Being a virtuoso and a comedian at the same time is really a unique Fidel de Jesus style!hehe.The Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop and Kusinerong Kalabaw can prove that!These two tracks reminds me of Greg Howe's playing....Naks!Fusion!Great phrasing and nice voice over!hehe!Guitar oriented music na nobelty.haha!Kulit talaga!

Birth of Demise and Oracion De Muerte gives us a head banging combination of neoclassical shreds and sweeps.heavy pare!hehe!I think technical skills+ melody is the formula for these two songs.

Lastly,Is the Bittersweet Affection and Fairytales Never End.....i can say that these are the other side of Fidel's music when it comes to melody and feel...very emotional!most of the time kasi eh puro heavy neoclassical music narinig ko sa kanya and some fusion stuff but these two songs were really great very different from the other.May pinaghuhugutan ba?hehe!

This album was really great!very inspiring and challenging!a wide range of Fidel's music from heavy to a heart melting...galing pre!

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 08:17:52 AM »
Download links please! :-)
Don't become obsessed with sounding like one particular player and sounding exactly like him.

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 08:59:30 AM »
Download links please! :-)

send him a PM sir, he'll be glad to send you the album  :-D: username is juwanfidle09
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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 10:27:17 PM »
Thanks po sa mga nagreview at lalo na kay sir Bri sa pagppromote dito sa GC! :)


album teasers (Clips in order) para sa mga curious makinig ng mga kanta ko :)

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8592169

1. Birth Of Demise
2. Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop
3. Oracion De Muerte (Tormenting The Innocent)
4. Bittersweet Affection
5. Kusinerong Kalabaw
6. Fairytales Never End

Offline poposplanet

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 06:16:14 PM »
Lupet ng album na 'to. Galing ni Fidel... Idol!!! Fav track ko yung "Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop".

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 08:37:35 PM »
i was there nung album launching nyan. yung copy ni sir Noel Mendez may autograph pa ni fidel
panalo lahat ng tracks kahit teasers. napanood ko yung performance nya ng live nun sa Dredd
galing may sayaw pa hehehe.
nalimutan nyo sa review yung polo ni fidel na bulaklakan.
penge ako copy fidel ^_^

idol ka talaga!


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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 02:47:56 AM »
Lupet ng album na 'to. Galing ni Fidel... Idol!!! Fav track ko yung "Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop".

Schoolmate ko iyan.  Heard him perform in Mapua Music Society's 20th anniversary.
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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 05:04:33 PM »
Master Fid!

Wala pa ako nito  :?

pero siyempre napakinggan ko na sa soundclick :)

Thumbs up man!
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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 05:22:51 PM »
san ba makakascore neto?
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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011, 09:51:45 AM »
panalo.kala ko di kagandahan kasi black and white yun pic ng cover ng album me  :-P pa hehe..
pero astig mga tracks. ganda ng mga riffs..san po pwede makapagdownload? hehehe  :-D

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 02:46:00 PM »
i dont see link to download, pls edit.
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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 12:17:55 AM »
Thanks po sa mga nagreview at lalo na kay sir Bri sa pagppromote dito sa GC! :)


album teasers (Clips in order) para sa mga curious makinig ng mga kanta ko :)

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8592169..

1. Birth Of Demise
2. Ang Lolo Kong Hiphop
3. Oracion De Muerte (Tormenting The Innocent)
4. Bittersweet Affection
5. Kusinerong Kalabaw
6. Fairytales Never End

pls send for me by email

Offline Roy Pigdester

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Re: Review of Fidel De Jesus’ SUSMARYOSEP! PAKIKINGGAN MO?!?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 03:37:49 PM »
Now this.............gets the laydeeeez in bed.  :mrgreen: